A report by the panel on the National Education Policy from Karnataka has recommended that eggs, meat and some other foods should not be given to children as part of the midday meal program. The report alleges that, due to Indians’ small body frames, the excess energy from regular consumption
Caloric Sufficiency Is Not Nutrient Sufficiency! The Government Now Agrees
It appears that the Government has finally accepted that caloric sufficiency does not make a meal nutritious. An inter-ministerial committee has recommended a significant increase in the protein and micronutrient content of midday meals.
Increased Income Doesn’t Mean More Protein In India
As a recent article in the Deccan Herald notes, Indian diets are woefully protein deficient.
Nestle Products Are Not The Real Food Safety Problem In India
Nestle was recently in the news for all the wrong reasons (again). This time it was because the company admitted that 60% of its products are unhealthy. While many people will now swear off Nestle’s products, unlike the West, packaged food isn’t that big of a food safety issue in
Move Over Swachh Bharat. It’s Time For Swasth Bharat
Swachh Bharat is good, but what we really need is a ‘Swasth Bharat’ campaign targeted at fixing our unhealthy and inadequate home-cooked food. Indian diets, both urban and rural, are deficient in protein, micronutrients, and healthy fats, while having excessive carbohydrates.