Resources on Poshan Pakhwada 2023
POSHAN Abhiyaan is an important pillar of Poshan 2.0 which promotes the Jan Andolan (social movement) strategy to galvanise communities towards collective action for nutrition. As part of the Jan Andolan, the Ministry of Women and Child Development (MoWCD), Government of India is organizing the fifth Poshan Pakhwada from 20th March 2023 – 3rd April 2023. This Poshan Pakhwada 2023 is focused on increasing awareness on millets, growth monitoring and promotion in 0–6-year-old children and accelerating work around Saksham Anganwadi centres. More specifically, the promotion and popularisation of Shree Anna / Millets for nutritional security through organization of drives to link millet-based foods with supplementary nutrition, home visits and diet demonstration have taken a centre stage. The ongoing Poshan Pakhwada 2023 has been witnessing enthusiastic participation in awareness creation activities among communities. The details on the guidance have been made available by Government of India. As we continue to celebrate Poshan Pakhwada 2023, priorities and actions promoted should continue with a very high coverage and intensity. In this issue of PoshanWeekly, we are happy to share several resources used in the Jan Andolan (community mobilisation initiatives) for improving the nutritional status of children, adolescents and women under the Poshan Pakhwada 2023. These materials are available in the resources section. Let us keep up our commitment and efforts towards ensuring healthy and nourishing food choices and well-being for every child each day of the year.