Nutrition Week Observed in MLCU

Shillong September 6 :  Joining in the national effort to make India healthier, Martin Luther Christian University today concluded its week long observation of the National Nutrition Week with an awareness programme held at the university campus.

This awareness programme was organised by the Nutrition and Dietetic Cell of the Department of Allied Health Sciences, MLCU on the theme “Nutrition Awareness: A Key to Healthy nation”, with the objective to create mass awareness about healthy eating especially among the adolescents and teenagers.

Mrs. L S Wallang, Demonstration Officer, Food & Nutrition Board, Ministry of Women and Child Development, was the resource person for the day and she spoke at length about educating ourselves about the various development ion the food industry with regards to processed foods, genetically modified organisms (GMO), pesticides used, etc.

She further added that we should all make informed food choices and that one should be aware of food facts and not be swayed by persuasive advertising.

She also stressed on the importance of developing good food habits and that we should change our food habits in accordance with growth and change in our body.

Mrs. Wallang also inaugurated the Model Exhibition and the Innovative Diet Exhibition which showcased food models and types of nutritious food, etc.

The alumni of the department also set up a Diet Clinic, which gave consultation s to students and faculty alike regarding their daily diets.

The programme was attended by Ms. L Phanwar, Dietitian, NRC Unit, Ganesh Das hospital, Shillong; Ms P Syiemlieh, Guest Lecturer, Bansara Eye Care & NEIGRHIMS, students from Holy Child Higher Secondary School and St. Mary’s College, Department of Clinical Nutrition & Dietetics and students from other departments of the university.

Various competitions were also held during the day which included, Model Exhibition, Innovative Diet Exhibition, Poster Competition and an Open Quiz Competition.

Earlier in the week, the department also organised a food fest in the university campus.

Mission Statement

To contribute to the sustainable development of Meghalaya and Northeast India, by providing knowledge, skills and values that will enable our students to become global citizens while upholding gender, ethnic and religious equity for all, conserving its bio-cultural heritage, and  by recognizing its Christian legacy and commitment .

Student's Pledge

We the incoming/outgoing students of the Martin Luther Christian University vow to always uphold the principles of Honesty, Sustainability, Tolerance and Respect, Quality, Perseverance, Humility, Teamwork, Leadership, Accountability and Recognition as upheld to us in the University. This pledge we make freely, fully understanding that these values will make us good humans and role models.

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Meghalaya
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