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“Eat Right India Movement”

Current context: Dr Harsh Vardhan, Minister of Health and Family Welfare launched the ‘Eat Right India Movement’ on the side-lines of the 5-day ‘72nd Session of the WHO Regional Committee for South-East Asia'.
“Eat Right India Movement”
  • The ‘Eat Right India Movement’ of Food Safety and Standards Authority of India (FSSAI) was launched with a new logo and tagline ‘Sahi Bhojan, Behtar Jeevan’.
  • The movement is aligned with the Government’s flagship public health programmes Ayushman Bharat Yojana, POSHAN Abhiyaan, Swachh Bharat Mission etc.
  • The movement along with the ‘Fit India' Movement' emphasises on a new healthy eating approach which places citizens at the centre of a Health Revolution through food and fitness, to fight lifestyle diseases like hypertension, obesity and diabetes effectively.
  • WHO Director Poonam Khetrapal Singh, said that the step will be held in aiding the 4 main factors of preventing the Non-communicable diseases- healthy diet, physical exercise, avoidance of tobacco and alcohol, as the cause of mortality is shifting from communicable diseases to non-communicable diseases.
  • To avoid the harmful effects of reused cooking oil, FSSAI has prescribed a limit for Total Polar Compounds (TPC) at 25% in cooking oil.


Q.1 Which out of the following has been launched by the Ministry of Health and Family Welfare at the 72nd Session of the WHO Regional Committee for South-East Asia?
a. Eat Right India Movement
b. Healthy India Movement
c. Good Health India Movement
d. Right Food India Movement
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