May 7, 2022
KHPT participated in the Eat Right Mela organized by the Food Safety and Standards Authority of India at the National Institute of Nutrition, Hyderabad, on May 7. Mr. Shreeraj Manampadi, Program Manager, and Ms. Usha Rani, State Consultant for Andhra Pradesh and Telangana set up a stall to create awareness on the importance of consuming edible oil, milk and wheat flour fortified with micronutrients such as Vitamins A, D, B12, iron and folic acid.
Ms. B V Siva Naga Kumari, IRS, Chief Commissioner of Hyderabad, GST and Customs Zone, visited the stall, where she was briefed on the purpose of staple food fortification and its importance in combatting micronutrient malnutrition in the population. The team also set up a live tasting and experience counter at which aloo parathas and chapatis prepared from fortified wheat flour and fortified oil were made available for the participants to show that there is no change in taste, colour and odour, as compared to unfortified wheat and oil.
Mr Manampadi also held a technical session and quiz on staple food fortification for the students of the National Institute of Nutrition, Hyderabad, along with other participants, to spread awareness on the benefits of consuming fortified foods and to clarify any misconceptions on the same.