BISP taking steps to cope with malnutrition issue: Marvi Memon

BISPBISP taking steps to cope with malnutrition issue: Marvi Memon

ISLAMABAD, Pakistan: Minister of State and Chairperson BISP, MNA Marvi Memon, Wednesday said that by improving nutrition values in the diet of country’s population especially women and children, the grave issues of malnourishment and stunting can be addressed.

She was addressing a BISP training workshop for its BISP Beneficiary Committee (BBCs) in Rawalpindi divisional office in collaboration with National Fortification Alliance (NFA).

Marvi said that such training workshops will also be arranged for BBCs of other districts.

The representatives of NFA gave a detailed briefing on the eating habits, cooking methods and various food items which are beneficial in maintaining nutrition values.

They emphasized upon the importance of mother feed for infants, vegetables and pulses in this regard.

It was made clear during this training session that by adopting simple methods and eating habits which do not cost any money, the problems of malnourishment and stunting in the women and children can be tackled and it will result into healthy generations in the future.

It may be mentioned here that BISP has around 47,000 BBCs in 32 districts of the country. Each BBC comprises of 25-30 members and it elects its own leader.

These BBCs are a platform for creating awareness among beneficiaries through monthly meetings on the issues related to BISP and other matters which are important for their welfare.

Source: APP

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