SPARRC (Sports Performance Assessment Rehabilitation Research Counseling) Institute takes great interest in organizing Social Awareness Campaigns that Includes Fitness and Health Education for the General Public.
The Institute has recently conducted an Awareness Programme “NUTRI-FEST” at its TTK branch on 3rd June 2011 in collaboration with JBAS College for Women, Teynampet. NUTRI-FEST has enabled the public to educate themselves more about the variety of nutritious food that can be consumed. The essential nutrients that are present in our daily diet and the forgotten foods were brought into lime light. The highlights of the programme included posters, slogans and display of Nutrient dense recipes with information on nutrient content that served as the heart of the event.
Awareness on the nutritional needs for the sports population apart from the known facts were focused. In addition to Carbs, Protein & Fats that has always been stressed, the role of other vital nutrients – Vitamins & minerals that helps to enhance performance were emphasized. Guidelines on the importance of fluid intake were discussed. Facts and fallacies of Protein Supplements were clarified.
Participants of the expo were updated with take home messages for them to implement and lead a healthy life.