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Poshan Maah: Poshan Panchayats key to improving nutritional outcomes

Poshan Panchayats | Poshan Maah | Jan Andolans | Rashtriya Poshan Maah2023

Poshan Panchayats are one of the key platforms to sustain Jan Andolans for improved nutritional outcomes under Rashtriya Poshan Maah2023. Through these panchayats with the aid of local Anganwadi Centers, nutrition-seeking behaviors and increased awareness is also promoted about access to basic health, and nutrition services.

The Poshan Maah or month is all about awareness and expanding the reach regarding good nutrition. Poshan Panchayats engage in outreach programs, identification drives, camps, and home visits are being conducted at the village, block, and district levels, engaging diverse segments of the community to spread awareness about holistic nutrition.

Encouraging nutrition-seeking behaviour at both the individual and community levels stands as a pivotal component in realizing the goals of the Abhiyaan. This objective continues to be pursued through Mission Saksham Anganwadi and Poshan 2.0. The Poshan Panchayat Committees work closely with field level workers to support problem solving and enabling service delivery through Anganwadi Centres.

During the ongoing Rashtriya Poshan Maah2023, under the theme “Improving Nutrition through Mission LiFE”, Anganwadi Workers are also educating communities on importance of water conservation, consuming locally available & seasonal foods, encourage use of indigenous herbs and medicinal plants, yoga etc.

With the diverse activities it engages in, Poshan Maah 2023 aims to amplify community involvement on a large scale, harnessing the potential of Gram Panchayats and Urban Local Bodies to fulfil the vision of a Suposhit Bharat in the Amrit Kaal.

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