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FSSAI launches tool kit to promote safe, healthy food

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fssaiTo promote safe and healthy food, Food Safety and Standards Authority of India (FSSAI) is likely to launch a training toolkit to health workers at the proposed 1.5 lakh wellness centers under the Ayushman Bharat Scheme.

The FSSAI is also launching a national campaign today, by the name of ‘The Eat Right Movement’ with health and wellness centers to integrate its existing initiatives ‘Safe and Nutritious Food’ (SNF) at schools, home and workplace as well as food fortification, said CEO, FSSAI, Pawan Kumar Agarwal.

The developed kit made available and integrated to 1.5 lakh workers and wellness centers, added CEO.

The kit will serve as a supplementary engagement resource to be mainstreamed in the national nutrition and public health programmes.

The focus is on preventive healthcare through social and behavioral change on eating safe and healthy food.

It also includes components on eating safe such as maintaining hygiene and sanitation and food adulteration.

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