Eating right is an integral part of preventive health care. The 'Eat Right' toolkit has been developed to provide key messages on nutrition and food safety to the population at large with a focus on preventive health care. The toolkit is built on two broad components - 'Eat Healthy' and 'Eat Safe'. It attempts to deliver clear and simple messages on foods to eat (balanced diet, fortified foods, nutrition during the first 1,000 days) and foods to avoid (high fat, sugar and salt foods) and elimination of trans fats from our diets. It also includes crucial components on eating safe which deals with maintaining hygiene (personal and environmental) food safety and sanitation, and food adulteration.
This 'Eat Right' toolkit has been developed as an interactive tool for frontline health workers and mid-level health provider to provide a holistic learning on 'Eating Right'. It can also be useful for a range of partners providing health services at the grass root level. This toolkit has been developed to serve as an easy to use medium for enhancing the knowledge of our health workers on 'Eating Right' and through them disseminating key messages on eating healthy and eating safe to the general population.
Posters: The posters provided in this toolkit are prepared using simple language. They will be displayed at the Health & Wellness centres and/or in group/community meetings. The health workers will further explain the messages provided in the posters to the participants.
Tools: The tools provided in this toolkit [food pyramid standee, +F logo puzzle, food fortification pocket flyer, activity sheets on (i) Clean India-Healthy India, (ii) Stay clean-stay healthy and Food adulteration Key chain] are designed to engage participants and disseminate key messages on health and wellbeing to them in an interesting manner. The health workers will follow the instructions given against each activity and engage the participants in these activities.
CD: The toolkit also contains a CD consisting of some interesting videos and jingles which will be played at Health & Wellness Centres or at other appropriate places. Through these, the health workers will disseminate key messages on Eating Right to the participants.