Health Desk-25 October 2019: Speakers in a function in Gaibandha on Thursday underscored the need for ensuring nutrition to all particularly mother and children to promote their health condition to build a healthy nation.
"All of us should take three types of nutritional food- heat and energetic, body building, and disease prevention ones frequently to keep fit well. These foods will help build sound mind and healthy body as well," they also said.
They made the observations while addressing a day-long seminar titled "Nutritional Status in Gaibandha District and Doings" at the conference room of civil surgeon (CS) in Gaibandha on Thursday.
Bangladesh Institute of Research and Training on Applied Nutrition (BIRTAN), regional office, Pirganj, Rangpur organised the seminar in cooperation with SONGO project while CS Dr ABM Abu Hanif presided over the function.
Executive Director of BIRTAN and also Additional Secretary of the government Jharna Begum addressed the seminar as chief guest and Deputy Director (DD) of Health, Rangpur Division, Dr M Habibur Rahman Rahman, Deputy Project Manager of SONGO project Pratick Patel, and Deputy Chief of Party, SHOUHARDO programme, Care Ishrat Shabnam were present at the event as special guests.
Earlier, a keynote paper on the subject was presented by research physician of JiVita Bangladesh Dr Hasmot Ali while a PowerPoint presentation on overall activities of SONGO project here and BIRTAN, regional office, Pirganj, Rangpur was done by operation lead, SONGO project, ICCO Cooperation Mostafa Nurul Islam Reza and Scientific Officer of BIRTAN Marufur Rahman respectively.
The speakers in their speeches said as the nutrition is the cornerstone of good health and optimal energy at every stage of human life, it is very essential to eat nutritious food for all to maintain human body in a sound state.