Panaji: The Directorate of Education held a training programme for Cook-Cum-Helpers under the Mid Day Meal Scheme, on Food Handling, Serving, Personal hygiene, Use of Local Seasonal Vegetables, Kitchen Gardening and Nutritious cooking practices.
The Resource Persons for the Training Programme were the Nutrition Experts Varsha Bhide and Manasi Kudchakar. Varsha Bhide spoke on personal hygiene and different aspects of hygiene and food safety and food handling. Manasi Kudchadkar spoke on importance of nutritious cooking practices, use of local seasonal vegetables and kitchen gardening.
The training programme was held in all the 12 talukas North Education Zone, Central Education Zone and South Education Zone.