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FSSAI Launches Eat Right Movement to Promote Safe and Healthy Food

An initiative to move towards a Healthy India! The Food Safety and Standards Authority of India (FSSAI) has launched national campaign ‘The Eat Right Movement’ to improve public 
FSSAI Launches Eat Right Movement to Promote Safe and Healthy Food

health and combat lifestyle diseases.
  • FSSAI also launched the Eat Right toolkit and the Safe and Nutritious Food at Workplace campaign.

What is the Eat Right Movement?

  • It is a voluntary and collaborative movement built on two broad pillars – “Eat Healthy and “Eat Safe”.
  • It is a collective effort to encourage people towards making right food and dietary choices.
  • It focuses on both sides- demand and supply side to come together.
  • On demand side it focuses on empowering citizens to make right food choices.
  • On supply side, it requests food businesses to reformulate their products, provide better nutritional information to consumers and make investments in healthy food as responsible food businesses.
  • Under this campaign, FSSAI has asked industry to voluntarily reduce salt, sugar and saturated fat in packaged food products.
  • Edible oil industry, bakeries, halwais and FMCG companies, including Nestle India, HUL and Patanjali have took pledge to reduce the level of salt, sugar and fat in food products.

What is the Eat Right tool kit?

  • The kit aims to serve as a supplementary engagement resource to be mainstreamed in national nutrition and public health programmes at grassroots level.
  • It includes components on eating safe such as maintaining hygiene and sanitation and food adulteration.
  • It has a simple message on eating healthy food and avoiding food with high fat, sugar and salt.

What is the Safe and Nutritious Food at Workplace (SNF@Workplace) campaign?

  • It is a nation-wide campaign to help people eat safe, eat healthy and eat right at their workplaces.
  • It promotes safe and healthy diets through The Orange Book (its resource book) and through FSSAI-trained Food Safety Supervisors (FSS) and Health and Wellness Coordinators (HWC) at every workplace across the country.

About the Food Safety and Standards Authority of India (FSSAI):

  • FSSAI is a nodal statutory agency responsible for protecting and promoting public health in India through regulation and supervision of food safety.
  • It was established under the Food Safety and Standards Act, 2006 and operates under aegis of Union Ministry of Health & Family Welfare.
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