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2nd Edition of Eat Right Mela

Current context: Dr Harsh Vardhan, Union Minister of Health & Family Welfare has inaugurated the second edition of the ‘Eat Right Mela’ at Jawahar Lal Nehru Stadium, New Delhi on 26th Dec 19.
2nd Edition of Eat Right Mela 
  • The “Eat Right Mela” is an initiative of Food Safety and Standards Authority of India (FSSAI) to nudge citizens towards eating right and adopt safe, healthy and sustainable food practices and habits.
  • The Union Minister launched ‘The PURPLE Book’ a handbook on suitable diets for common medical conditions such as diabetes, hypertension, cancer, gut disorders etc.
  • Dr Harsh Vardhan also launched NetSCoFAN (Network for Scientific Co-operation for Food Safety and Applied Nutrition) which is a network of research & academic institutions with heads/Directors and lead scientists of lead working in the area of food & nutrition.
  • The first National Eat Right Mela was held during 14th-16th December 2018 in New Delhi.
  • FSSAI is an autonomous body under the Ministry of Health & Family Welfare.
  • It was established under the Food Safety and Standards Act, 2006.
  • Founded: 2011
  • Headquarters: New Delhi
  • Chairperson: Rita Teaotia


Q.1 The ‘Eat Right Mela’ is an initiative of which among the following?
a. Indian Institute of Food Processing Technology (IIFPT)
b. Food Safety and Standards Authority of India (FSSAI)
c. Indian Institute of Crop Processing Technology (IICPT)
d. National Institute of Food Technology Entrepreneurship and Management (NIFTEM)
2nd Edition of Eat Right Mela 2nd Edition of Eat Right Mela Reviewed by Neha Verma on December 27, 2019 Rating: 5

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