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
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
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.