Awareness program on “Infant and Child Nutrition” through Radio 90.4 MHz

January 17, 2023

Nutrition is a critical part of health and development. Better nutrition is related to improved infant, child, and maternal health, stronger immune systems, safer pregnancy and childbirth, lower risk of non-communicable diseases (such as diabetes and cardiovascular disease), and longevity. Healthy children learn better. People with adequate nutrition are more productive and can create opportunities to gradually break the cycles of poverty and hunger. Malnutrition, in every form, presents significant threats to human health. Today the world faces a double burden of malnutrition that includes both undernutrition and overweight, especially in low-and middle-income countries. Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) target 2.2 ends all forms of malnutrition including achieving, by 2025, the internationally agreed targets on stunting and wasting in children under five years of age.

To create awareness among the community on infant and young child nutrition, the Health Education Committee of the Student Nurses Association - 2022-2023 of Manipal College of Nursing, MAHE, Manipal, organized an awareness program through radio talk for the community population on “Infant and child nutrition” to prevent malnutrition in children. This program was coordinated by health education committee chairperson Ms. Frenita Martis, and Mr. Praveen Serrao, 4th year BSc(N) students, Ms. Mecvita and Ms.Lisa Aslin, 3rd year BSc (N) students, Mrs. Loretta Veena, 2nd year MSc (N) student, and Mr. Sushanth P, 2nd year PB BSc (N) student along with the committee advisors, Dr. Yashoda Sathish, Assistant Professor, Department of Child Health Nursing and Mr. Raghavendra Nayak, Lecturer, Department of Medical-Surgical Nursing, MCON, MAHE, Manipal. Radio talk was broadcasted on January 16 & 17, 2023 on Radio 90.4 MHz.