Nutrition Program Report

The students of second year PBBSc Nursing Manipal College of Nursing, MAHE, Manipal conducted a Nutrition Program on 16/03/2018 in Nagarabettu area under the guidance and supervision of Dr. Malathi G Nayak, Assistant Professor, Mrs. Celastin Susan, Lecturer, Department of Community Health Nursing, MCON.

March 19, 2018

The objectives of the nutritional project was to identify the nutritional deficiencies, planning an appropriate menu, to create awareness on nutritional deficiency in Nagarabettu area, Parkala Manipal. Initially, a nutritional assessment was conducted for family members of 22 houses. The nutritional assessment report showed that there is an excess intake of fat and low intake of carbohydrate and calcium in their diet. A menu was planned to meet the nutritional requirements of people based on normal RDA value. The menu consisted of khichidi, carrot payasam and jackfruit curry which are rich in carbohydrate and calcium.

Food was prepared by following the principles of cooking. The presentation part of the project started with welcome address to the gathering followed by a health education focusing on importance of calcium and protein rich diet. A role play was conducted by the students about balanced diet and how the community nurse can educate the public. Modified menu plan regarding nutritive values and cost of the food that was prepared was explained to them.

The prepared food was served to twenty members of various families of Nagarabettu area. Family members were pleased and appreciated the work of students and also expressed that the programme was informative.