Review of Program “PAUSTIK” & Training on Mitigating Malnutrition.

Lack of access to nutritious food, inadequate breast feeding and offering wrong foods contribute to malnutrition and seasonal infection which undermines a child’s nutritional status and contributes to all child deaths though it may not be listed as a direct cause said Rev. Fr. Peter Brank in his keynote address during the inaugural session of the two days review and training conducted on 14th & 15th April, 2015 at KROSS Resource Centre for the participants from North Karnataka who are working at the grassroots level to educate and create awareness to curb malnutrition among children, pregnant women & lactating mothers, improve maternal health and reduce child mortality.

Dr. K. C. Raghu, Nutritional Expert and Mr. Y. Mariswamy facilitated the training providing the necessary inputs to the participants, educating them on creating awareness on nutritious food from the locally available food grains and answered the queries raised by them which helped the participants to clear their doubts.

Rev. Fr. Sebastian Fernandes in his closing address told the participants how they could be able to tackle the field situation better by networking with government department & agencies and the local gram panchayat. He also said District Child Welfare Committees & State Child Rights Commission are also of great support in taking up children’s issues.

Mr. G. M. Varghese welcomed the gathering besides moderating the two days’ programme. Sr. Roopa, Seva Sangama proposed the vote of thanks.