Nutrition and Health Education (NHEd.) Nutrition and Health Education (NHEd.) forms one of the key elements of the ICDS programmes. Women in the age group of 15-45 years should be given information on their health, nutrition and developmental needs. These are imparted through counselling sessions during home visits, fixed immunization days, VHND (Mamta Diwas), mothers meetings, Gram Sabha and during the panchayat meetings in the community.