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NSS ACTIVITY - “POISON ON PLATE"  Report from 6th Apr’22 to 9th Nov’22

The new session 2022-23 started with lot of excitement, enthusiasm and zeal. Students were all happy to be back to school and get involved not only in academics but also in other co-curricular activities. The weekly activity of this session is based on NSS activity – ‘Poison on Plate”.

6th Apr’22

            Students were introduced to the NSS activity- ‘Poison on plate’. Three videos were shown in the classroom on what is food adulteration, how is it happening and how to detect the adulterated food through some home experiments. They were also briefed about the activities that were planned for the session.

13th Arp’22

            Students were given chance to speak their mind on the topic. Why and how the food we consume becoming dangerous to our health. More discussion on the consequences and process of food adulteration. Students were divided into 5 groups to work on the subject namely – What is poison on plate? Why is it happening? How is it happening? Consequences? And Prevention?

20th Apr’22

            Students were asked to sit in groups, discuss the plan for a poster making on the given topics to them. Each and every child was involved in the discussion. Students were seen discussing their views on the topic enthusiastically.

27th Apr’22

            Students formed groups and with lot of involvement from each and every child in the class They made 5 different posters each as per the given topics to them.

4th May’22

            Students were asked to write a slogan on the topic “how to spread awareness among people”. They came up with nice slogans written on A4 coloured sheets. Few students spoke holding the slogan in the class as well. Attached are the pictures of the same.

6th July’22

          Students were shown a TED talk show on Poison on Plate by Mr. Ramanjaneyulu GV, Hyderabad. In the show the topics covered by him were how pesticides harm the crops and human life

13th July’22

            Students were shown videos on various food adulteration that is happening across country. Myths about pure food that we consume on a daily basis assuming what the product says is true. They were also shown on how to identify the adulterated food and test the purity of any food item by some experiments.

20th Jul’22

            Students were divided in group of 5 and experiments were shown to other class members to test the purity of certain easily available food items.

27th July’22

            Continuation of experiments of food purity tests were shown to the class by other group members. Students also discussed the adverse effects that is causing to all human beings and so many diseases that are cropping up inknowingly.

10th Aug’22      

As a part of NSS activity – “POISON ON PLATE”, Class IX B students were taken on a visit to FDA Bhawan, fssai. It was an enriching and informative experience for the students. They learnt about the various campaigns run by fssai on food safety and health namely – “Fit India” and “Eat Right India”. Fssai gave a presentation on how the food we consume can be dangerous and even fatal. It was totally an eye opening to learn that 6 out of 10 deaths are caused due to non-communicable diseases that we call as life-style diseases.

Students learnt how it is necessary and important to eat healthy, safe and sustainable food. Food adulteration is a major concern government is dealing with. Starting from spices to dairy products to fruits and vegetables to the pulses and grains that we eat are so adulterated that it is causing life threatening diseases to the mankind. Preservatives are added to increase the shelf life of the products.

The visit to fssai was very engaging for the students as it was an eye opening how the food, we consume these days is highly toxic and dangerous to our health. Students were very curious and all their queries were well explained by the presenters. They involved themselves in the fssai experience zone and the virtual lab. They were shown how to distinguish between the pure and natural spices to the adulterated ones, for example turmeric, red chilli powder, asafoetida, honey, etc.

17th Aug’22

Discussion on the visit to fssai in the class. Students were asked to write a report on the field visit to fssai. They well mentioned their learning experience and also the government policies associated with them.

24th Aug’22

            Students came prepared with the existing government policies that are associated with food safety and security. Group discussion was conducted in the class to know how much they have understood the policies and how these are implemented in the country.

31st Aug’22

            Pamphlet making activity was organised in the class where in students made some beautiful pamphlet mentioning about various food adulteration activities that happens in the country, how to minimize the use and tests the purity and originality of the product and awareness to reduce or eradicate the adulterated food scam that goes on in the country for monetary benefits.

7th Sep’22

            Continuation of pamphlet making activity followed by showcasing to the class and describing their work.

14th Sep’22

            Students were shown a Ted Talk “How small changes in food choice can make BIG everyday differences” by Stefanie Sacks. Stefanie Sacks works hands-on with individuals and groups in transition to a healthier way of eating. It talked about the lifestyles that involved in making our food habits more convenient but temporary which in fact on a long run has a negative impact on her health sometimes fatal too.

21st Sep’22

            Students were asked to make collage on the topic. They got the materials/ print cut-outs and also many newspaper articles to the class. They later on made a collage of all of it in A4 or A3 sheet and presented to the class.

28th Sep’22

            Students continued to get the articles/newspaper cuts which talked about how food poisoning effects badly to the life and health of every human being.

12th Oct’22

            Videos related to World Mental health day were shown in the class followed by discussion on how to overcome daily life issues which these days children get bogged down with. Students did mention the challenges they are facing post COVID as they are still unable to follow the syllabus sometimes that’s leading to fear for tests and examination.

19th Oct’22

            Book activity was being conducted in the class in which every student participated and made book marks which had two to three sentences on how to preserve food, food safety measures and precautions, etc.

2nd Nov’22

            Discussion on conducting a street play during one of the assemblies in the school was held. Students were asked to share ideas and thoughts on how to plan and execute the same. Characters and theme of the play was discussed.

9th Nov’22

          Students were presenting their NSS work done in files and folders.

Activities for the months of April and May 2022

The new session 2022-23 started with lot of excitement, enthusiasm and zeal. Students were all happy to be back to school and get involved not only in academics but also in other co-curricular activities. The weekly activity of this session is based on NSS activity – ‘Poison on Plate”.
6th Apr’22
Students were introduced to the NSS activity- ‘Poison on plate’. Three videos were shown in the classroom on what is food adulteration, how is it happening and how to detect the adulterated food through some home experiments. They were also briefed about the activities that were planned for the session.
13th Arp’22
Students were given chance to speak their mind on the topic. Why and how the food we consume becoming dangerous to our health. More discussion on the consequences and process of food adulteration. Students were divided into 5 groups to work on the subject namely – What is poison on plate? Why is it happening? How is it happening? Consequences? And Prevention?
20th Apr’22
Students were asked to sit in groups, discuss the plan for a poster making on the given topics to them. Each and every child was involved in the discussion. Students were seen discussing their views on the topic enthusiastically.
27th Apr’22
Students formed groups and with lot of involvement from each and every child in the class They made 5 different posters each as per the given topics to them.
4th May’22
Students were asked to write a slogan on the topic “how to spread awareness among people”. They came up with nice slogans written on A4 coloured sheets. Few students spoke holding the slogan in the class as well. Attached are the pictures of the same.

 
The students of class IX-C are rendering help in spreading awareness about food adulteration as a part of their NSS activity. The technical definition of food adulteration according to the Food and Safety Standards Authority of India (FSSAI) is, ‘The addition or subtraction of any substance to or from food, so that the natural composition and quality of food substance is affected.’ Food adulteration can be intentional when done to add volume, texture, taste or stability to the items or it can be due to carelessness or poor maintenance of the facility/logistics on part of the food manufacturer/ distributor. The bottom line is that it can cause serious long term damage to our health. The agenda of the activity is to spread awareness about food adulteration through the medium of various activities like class discussions, surveys, conducting competitions on the topic in the school etc. The program is made to educate the people about the hazards of food adulteration. The program also aims towards developing responsibility and civic sense in the students.
Creating Awareness to Parents and Students on Food Adulteration
Visit to FSSAI
Article Writing on Food Adulteration
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