????Complementary Feeding Day is celebrated on 6th June all over to create awareness on the importance and the correct methods of supplementing solids along with mother’s milk beyond 6 months of age.
????The Dept of Pediatrics and it’s Nutritional Rehabilitation Centre, LTMMC & GH, in collaboration with IAP Mumbai, organised health talks for the parents and caregivers on the importance of timely complementary feeding, emphasizing on continuing Breastfeeding.
The basic principles of Complementary Feeding, importance of a balanced diet and practical tips were shared by the members of the NRC Team and healthy snacks were distributed to the parents.
The activities were conducted by organizing health talks for the parents in the Pediatric OPD, Pediatric Centre of Excellence for HIV care (PCOE) OPD, Pediatric ward 21 and 22 and at Nutrition Rehabilitation Research and Training Centre ( NRRTC) located at Dharavi.The events were conducted under the able guidance of Professor and HOD Dr Radha Ghildiyal, Additional Professor Dr Yashwant Gabhale, Visiting Consultant Dr Alka Jadhav and Sr MO at PCOE and EB member of IAP Mumbai Dr Reepa Agrawal.
????Dietition, Ms Lavina Fernandes,Ms Sayali Chavan, Ms Ruhi Qureshi of NRRTC team, and Ms Mahenoor Peerzada of PCOE team conducted interactive talks in the above-mentioned areas with the help of illustrative posters, a food counter displaying pulses,millets, vegetables, fruits etc. emphasizing on the importantance of a balanced diet.
Dr Amruta Shirodkar, Treasurer, IAP Mumbai joined
the Dharavi NRRTC centre where we had arranged a Live Cooking Demonstration of healthy, easy to cook complementary foods for the caregivers.
???? At the end of the sessions recipe booklets in Marathi and Hindi, of commonly used Complementary foods were distributed.
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