Celebrating Global Iodine deficiency Disorder Prevention day !
IIHMR Bangalore in collaboration with Food and Nutrition Board, Ministry of Women and Child Development, Government of India had organised the Training for Anganwadi workers on Importance of Iodine, disorders due to its deficiency and prevention on the occasion of Global Iodine Deficiency Disorder Prevention day, October 21st
100 Anganwadi workers form ICDS project Hassan attended the training session. The trainers of the Program were Dr. Jyoti Vijay, Nutritional Expert and Assistant Professor, IIHMR Bangalore and Dr. Deepashree- Assistant Professor and Program in Charge.
Topics discussed during the session was Importance of Iodine to the body, daily requirements, deficiency disorders and its signs and symptoms, Vulnerable groups for Iodine deficiency disorders, Prevention strategies at community and individual level, cooking and storing methods of common salt for the proper absorption of Iodine by body.