Hyderabad, October 26 (UNI) The Director of the National Institute of Nutrition (NIN), Dr R Hemalatha, said he has always been at the forefront of pragmatic needs-based research and has been of of great practical value in the country’s fight against malnutrition.
Interacting with a group of Indian Information Service (IIS) trainee officers from batch 2020 at NIN here on Tuesday, she said that being the oldest of the fraternity of institutes under the Indian Council of Medical Research (ICMR) , the National Institute of Nutrition (NIN) Hyderabad contributes in broad areas through its research activities in the areas of nutrition, food security, public health and policy.
The director of NIN developed the type of programs and activities carried out by the institute, thus contributing to the nutrient needs of various national nutrition programs such as the Integrated Child Development Services (ICDS) and the Child Development Program. lunch.
As part of the session, ICMR-NIN scientist Dr GM Subba Rao interacted with the officer trainers and raised their doubts on various aspects related to communication related to health and nutrition. .
Calling on the media as a powerful tool, Dr Rao reiterated the importance of health communication at the local level and advised officers to be good communicators and crack down on misinformation circulating in social media, especially by this period of Covid-19.
He added that many scientific, semi-scientific and popular publications which are the results of NIN Research have been made available to the public for dissemination.
Senior Scientists Dr Avula Laxmaiah, Dr M Maheshwar briefed officers on various nutritional studies and surveys conducted by NIN.
Dr P Manas Krishna Kanth, Deputy Director of GDP, Varganti Gayathri, Head of Communication with PIB Media, Officer Trainees Ashish Goyal, S Sai Vempati, Balanagendran D Anurag Kumar K took part in the session.
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