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A panel discussion at the “Eat Right India” event, celebrating FSSAI’s certification of 500 hospitals.

Transforming Healthcare: FSSAI’s ‘Eat Right Campus’ Initiative Reaches 500 Hospitals Nationwide

In a significant move towards promoting health and wellness, the Food Safety and Standards Authority of India (FSSAI) has certified over 500 hospitals as ‘Eat Right Campus’. This initiative, part of FSSAI’s Eat Right India movement, signifies a paradigm shift in healthcare, prioritizing not just medical care but also the role of healthy food choices in promoting well-being. Discover how this initiative is transforming healthcare across India.

New Delhi, 14th February 2024 – The Food Safety and Standards Authority of India (FSSAI) has made a significant stride towards promoting healthier food environments. It has certified more than 500 hospitals across the country as ‘Eat Right Campus’. This initiative is a part of FSSAI’s Eat Right India movement, which aims to create safe, healthy, and sustainable food environments within various institutions and workplaces, including hospitals.

This certification marks a paradigm shift within the healthcare industry. It not only prioritizes medical care but also acknowledges the crucial role of healthy food choices in promoting the well-being of staff and visitors.

Among these certified hospitals and medical colleges, a noteworthy 100 are government hospitals. They are leading by example and ensuring accessibility to safe and nutritious food for all. This widespread adoption of the “Eat Right Campus” initiative shows the collective commitment of hospitals towards enhanced food safety and sustainable practices for the well-being of their staff and visitors.

Institutions like SNM Hospital Leh, Bangalore Baptist Hospital, Mumbai’s Breach Candy Hospital, and Tata Memorial Hospital have embraced the initiative. From the national capital region, which boasts of names like Delhi’s Fortis Hospital, BLK Max Hospital, and Lok Nayak Hospital to the Kalimpong Hospital in Darjeeling, West Bengal, and the District Women’s Hospital in Varanasi, Uttar Pradesh to more than 50 Sadar/District hospitals across the country, the recognition of being certified as Eat Right Campus represents the commitment towards food safety across diverse geographies.

FSSAI has set rigorous criteria and a comprehensive evaluation process for the ‘Eat Right Campus’ certification programme under the Eat Right India movement. This movement, which started in 2019, aims to transform the country’s food ecosystem to ensure safe, healthy, and sustainable food for all Indians.

Hospitals undergo thorough audits to ensure compliance with four key parameters. These include food safety measures, steps to ensure the provision of healthy food, and efforts to raise awareness among individuals to make informed food choices.

Logo of the ‘Eat Right India’ initiative by FSSAI (Food Safety and Standards Authority of India), featuring a colorful leaf-like emblem and the tagline ‘Healthy. Safe. Fortified.’ The logo is accompanied by information about FSSAI, including its own logo and affiliation with the Ministry of Health and Family Welfare, Government of India.

FSSAI, leading the nationwide ‘Eat Right India’ movement, is making significant strides in promoting healthy eating habits among workplaces through its ‘Eat Right Campus’ initiative. More than 2,900 workplaces across the country now have recognition as Eat Right Campuses, transforming the lives of thousands of people working in these campuses.

The initiative not only elevates the stature and public perception of the certified campuses but also serves as an inspiration for others to adopt similar best practices and showcase their commitment to employee health and well-being.

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