While the plan to ban the advertising of High Fat, Sugar and Salt (HFSS) products near schools is very welcome, it is not enough. HFSS products are more damaging to the health of children than tobacco. If there is a ban on the sale of tobacco products near schools, there
Junk food is finally being recognised as a public food safety threat and that’s good. London has now banned junk food advertising on its public transport system. The junk food problem in India is actually much larger than in the UK. All around us we see advertising for HFSS (High Fat
“What we eat now is a greater cause of disease and death in the world than either tobacco or alcohol.”
Another nutritional superstition from Rujuta Diwekar. I can’t believe that she is actually promoting chapattis plus jaggery plus ghee as a “nutritious” meal for children. In terms of nutrition, this is almost no different from bread with sugar and butter.
Here is a shockingly unscientific and damaging article on nutrition in the Times of India: https://m.timesofindia.com/life-style/health-fitness/photo-stories/heres-why-dal-chawal-for-dinner-is-great-for-weight-loss/photostory/62708099.cms The article promotes dal chawal as a full and nutritious meal. A lot of people believe such poorly researched and unscientific articles simply because it has appeared in a leading national newspaper, which is expected