The department of Food & Nutrition, College of Home Science, PAU, Ludhiana along with
members of Indian Dietetics Association (IDA), Punjab Chapter celebrated the World Health
Day on 9 th April, 2019. The theme chosen by WHO this year focuses on ‘Universal Health
Coverage: Everyone, Everywhere’. Walkathon was organized at PAU, Ludhiana in the morning
by students and faculty members of PAU, IDA Punjab Chapter active members and dietitians
from various hospitals from Ludhiana such as CMC and DMC&H, Ludhiana. This was followed
by a Yoga and Meditation session by Art of Living, Ludhiana. The three aspects of health i.e.
physical, social and mental were highlighted. Dr Kiran Bains, Head, Department of Food and
Nutrition, PAU told that health is not a one day process and one has to invest time on everyday
basis to avoid diseases in later stages of life. Dr Jaspreet Kaur, President , IDA Punjab Chapter
drew the attention towards the importance of practicing yoga and meditation daily to manage
stress. She discussed how to focus on overall health and wellbeing . In addition to this Nukkad
Natak- On Importance of Iron and nutrition related fun games were also conducted by the
students of M.Sc Food and Nutrition and B.Sc Nutrition and Dietetics under the guidance of
Dr Sonika Sharma, Asstt Professor, Department of Food and Nutrition. Exciting games such as
Nutricharades, Food Crossword, Sipper- Dripper, Choose the food and Nutri Darts were played
in order to create awareness regarding Nutrition in a playful manner. Dr Sandeep Bains, Dean,
College of Community Science, PAU congratulated and appreciated the efforts of the faculty and
students of Department of Food and Nutrition for organizing the event.