Project Poshan Update - September 2022

National Nutrition Month (NNM) or Rashtriya Poshan Maah is celebrated every year in September, as part of the Government of India’s POSHAN Abhiyan. United Way Mumbai undertook a campaign to commemorate NNM in September 2022 under the aegis of Project Poshan, in rural and tribal areas of Karjat to address malnutrition-related challenges among children. The launch of the event was done with an awareness rally in Kashele village. It was followed by an orientation about the NNM plan for the month ahead with Mr Aniket Palkar (Karjat CDPO), gram panchayat, anganwadi supervisors, anganwadi workers and UWM poshan karyakarta team. Over the month of September 2022, NNM was celebrated in 73+ Anganwadi centres, where the UWM team facilitated various over 200 events such as healthy baby and mother competitions, healthy recipe competitions, godh bharai events, half yearly birthday celebrations, haemoglobin checkup camps, awareness rallies, etc. All the events conducted during the NNM were to support the ICDS system and complement their efforts to make malnutrition free villages.