Rujuta Diwekar is at it again. She has put up a post on Facebook (screenshot below). In her post, while praising traditional Diwali sweets’ virtues, she implies that traditional and home-cooked food is superior merely because it is traditional or home-cooked. This is a DANGEROUS misconception!
I believe that the tide has started to turn, and we will win the war against lifestyle disease. This will happen because the group of educated people adopting and promoting low carbohydrate or slow carbohydrate diets is reaching a critical mass.
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
Nutrition security is a pressing need, and I agree with the suggestion in an article on Outlook India that we should have a separate ministry of food security and nutrition. There is a need for a two pronged effort in India, aimed at child stunting and lifestyle disease. Child stunting
Our children are being subjected to more of a “sugar attack” than ever before. An increasing number of children in India now suffer from adult lifestyle diseases. Obesity is merely one of them. What’s more, thanks to their sugar laden diet as children, children are now far more susceptible to lifestyle