EAT RIGHT INDIA

FSSAI Role Function and Initiative – is the most important topic as per FSSAI Exam 2021 syllabus. in this post, I am providing “A General Understanding of FSSAI Role, Functions and Initiatives” detailed Notes and this is the Next chapter – Eat Right India

Introduction

As per the latest data, 196 million Indians are undernourished, 135 million are overweight or obese. Further, the number of cases of food-borne illness is expected to rise from 100 million to 150 – 177 million in 2030 as compared to 2013.

In addition, the current food production and consumption of food practices are a threat to the environment. A data says food production is responsible for up to 30% of global greenhouse gas. Global food waste accounts for 6.7% of global greenhouse gas emissions.

Eat Right India Initiative

As per FSS Act 2006, FSSAI is responsible for safe and wholesome food for Indian People. And that’s why FSSAI led the foundations of the ‘Eat Right India’ movement. The Tag Line of this movement is “Sahi Bhojan Behtar Jeevan”. It was started in 2018.

“Eat Right India” adopts a judicious mix of regulatory, capacity building, collaborative, and empowerment approach to ensure that our food is good both for the people and the planet. Further, it builds on the collective action of all stakeholders. These are the government, food businesses, civil society, organizations, experts and professionals, development agencies, and citizens at large.

Eat Right India adopts an integrative or ‘whole of the government’ approach since the movement brings together food-related mandates of the agriculture, health, environment, and other ministries.

Furthermore, foodborne illnesses and various diet-related diseases cut across all age groups and all sections of society. It also adopts a ‘whole of society’ approach, bringing all stakeholders together on a common platform.

Eat Right India aligns with the National Health Policy 2017 with its focus on preventive and promotive healthcare and flagship programs like Ayushman Bharat, POSHAN Abhiyaan, Anaemia Mukt Bharat, and Swachh Bharat Mission.

Themes of Eat Right India

Eat Right India is based on three key themes- Eat Safe, Eat Healthily, and Eat Sustainable.

Eat Safe: Ensuring personal and surrounding hygiene, hygienic and sanitary practices through the food supply chain, combating adulteration, reducing toxins and contaminants in food, and controlling food hazards in processing and manufacturing processes.

Eat Healthy: Promoting diet diversity and balanced diets, eliminating toxic industrial trans-fats from food, reducing consumption of salt, sugar, and saturated fats, and promoting large-scale fortification of staples to address micronutrient deficiencies.

Eat Sustainable: Promote local and seasonal foods, prevent food loss and food waste, conserve water in food value chains, reduce the use of chemicals in food production and presentation, and use safe and sustainable packaging.

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