New Delhi -Dr Harsh Vardhan, Union Minister of Health and Family Welfare launched the Trans Fat Free logo of Food Safety & Standards Authority of India (FSSAI), at the 8th International Chefs Conference . This marked an important milestone in the movement against Trans-Fats and also provided a momentum to accelerate the Eat Right India movement of FSSAI.
At the event, Dr. Harsh Vardhan stated that that Eat Right India movement of FSSAI takes inspiration from the vision of the Hon. Prime Minister Narendra Modji j of giving to the people of this country a New India by 2022 that includes health, social security and nutrition. The Prime Minister has also acknowledged the Eat Right Movement of FSSAI in his Mann ki Baat address. He further stated that health does not merely mean absence of disease and infirmity but its definition also includes the presence of physical, mental, emotional and spiritual wellness, and food plays a vital role in all these components. Dr Harsh Vardhan said that the primacy given to nutrition and healthy eating practices by the Government forms the pivot of the Poshan Maah, which was observed in September, where many ministries and stakeholders joined hands for enhancing awareness about issues surrounding nutrition.