VELLORE: Anganawadi workers and noon meal workers were educated on the importance of reviving traditional foods to save the future generation. This tip was given to the workers during the traditional food festival, which was organised by the Integrated Child Development Scheme department here on Wednesday.
Collector R Nanthagopal inaugurated the festival and exhibition and released a booklet on cooking methods of traditional food.
“Newborns, pregnant women, and lactating mothers have to consume traditional food for a healthy life. We should also add millets in our day-to-day life to live healthy. People are aware of our traditional food but they are interested in only fast food,” he said.
He added””People consume rice regularly and because of this, the country tops the world in diabetes. Many people could conduct the tradition food festival but a few number of them follow what is being recommended.”
The Collector urged the public to revive the traditional food to raise a healthier younger generation.
At the festival, food items prepared using maize and ragi were displayed. The event was attended by the district programme officer S Bhagiaraj, anganwadi workers, noon meal workers and the public.
Collector R Nanthagopal on Thursday inspected the `9-crore national highway project undertaken on the stretch from Katpadi to Adungaparai.
The cost of the nine small connecting bridges, under construction, is `4 crore.
Also, the Collector Nanthagopal inspected the under- construction highway work from Makkan to Green signal and Katpadi Railway station to the new bus-stand. The Collector was accompanied by engineers and assistant engineers during the inspection of the developmental projects.