Assam Mix, is a micro-nutrient fortified food has been developed by Assam Agricultural University (AAU) with the effort of Department of Food and Nutrition, College of Home Sciences, Jorhat and technical knowledge of our company. Focal aim of developing a weaning mix “Assam – Mix”, in the Department of Food and Nutrition, AAU was to formulate a nutrient – dense complimentary food for the infant using locally available and culturally acceptable infant food using prevalent technology for the purpose. This weaning mix was designed to reinforce with a cereal – pulse – oil seed pre-mix, following the guidelines of ICMR, New Delhi. Nutritive values of Assam Mix are almost at par with the costly commercial infant formula like Cerelac, Nestum, etc.
Assam Mix is a supplementary nutritious powder (weaning mix), which can be consumed by children of 6 months (along with mother’s milk) to 6 years and above. This nutritious powder is also suitable for pregnant woman, adolescent girls and people suffering from old age. On the whole anyone who is not able to get a proper diet involving all the essential nutrients can consume this healthy Assam Mix as a supplementary nutrition.
Moreover, the nutritious powders available in the market are not necessarily suited for the children of particular region primarily because the blend of the cereals and pulses in there are not to local taste as well as must not be complying with the digestible properties of the local children. The locally grown raw materials are likely to be more digestible by our children here.
Assam Mix being a Micronutrient Fortified Food/ Energy Dense Food meets the norms and instructions issued by the Govt. of India, Ministry of Women & Child Development vide their letter No. 13-1/2008/CD-I (Part III), Dated 09-05-2012.
MOTHER'S SHOULD CONTINUE BREAST FEEDING DURING AND AFTER INTRODUCTION OF COMPLEMENTARY FOOD.INFANT FOOD SHALL BE INTRODUCED AFTER THE AGE OF 6 MONTHS.MOTHER'S MILK IS THE BEST FOR YOUR BABY.