Chandigarh, November 17, 2019: Vets In Poultry (VIP)Foundation in association with CITCO today organized an EggChi Walkathon to raise the awareness about nutritional enrichment and to tackle protein malnutrition. More than 700 health enthusiasts across TriCity participated during the walkathon held at Sukhna Lake, Chandigarh.
With the aim to create an awareness, the Walkathon was flagged off by the Secretary Dr Santosh Ire along with other office bearers; Dr Badal Singh (Head ECM, VIP North); Dr Sudheer Saxena (Head of Dept., Cardiology, Max Hospital, Chandigarh); and Mr Nitin Singla, Chandigarh.Through this Walkathon, Vets In Poultry (VIP)Foundation shared the message that dietry imbalance contributes significantly for effective management of protein intake.
They also emphasized that the spike in instances of protein malnutrition in India could be slowed if people are educated more clearly on how a change in lifestyle and the inclusion of daily healthy diet could help in protein malnutrition prevention.
Speaking on the occasion, Dr. Badal Singh, Head ECM- VIP North said,’’ Our message in today’s walkathon is simple –healthy lifestyle with balanced protein intake is extremely important. Eggs and Chicken are the best and affordable products from Poultry since Indian poultry is growing on all scientific basis and best to global standards’’.
Dr Sudheer Saxena, Head of Dept., Cardiology, Max Hospital, Chandigarh explained,’’ Protein deficiency in India is a matter of concern for nutritionists. Changing living conditions, stress, and inconsistent diets are causing health problems. Egg & Chicken consumption is effective tool to tackle Protein Malnutrition’’.
Dt.Ira Sapra, Max super speciality hospital ,Mohali said "Eggs are a very good source of inexpensive, high-quality protein. More than half the protein of an egg is found in the egg white, which also includes vitamin B2 and lower amounts of fat than the yolk. My talk is about the importance of eggs in individuals with various health conditions"
On behalf of VIP, President Dr Ajay Deshpande, shared vote of thanks to each participants including North Poultry producers, Tricity Citizens, CITCO, PMTA, All Sponsors, Media Friends, Industry Colleagues and All.