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Teaming up to instil ways of healthy living among youth

Posted On : 2012-12-13 21:31:25
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Pressing for the need to eat healthy, Times NIE organized a Teachers' Knowledge Meet 2012 on 'Health and Nutrition in school'.

Pressing for the need to eat healthy, Times NIE organized a Teachers' Knowledge Meet 2012 on 'Health and Nutrition in school'.

Over 380 teachers participated in the event, conducted in association with Tetra Pak, food processing company and VLCC, the wellness partner. Guests for the event, held in Worli, were paediatrician Dr RK Anand, child psychiatrist Dr Harish Shetty and the dietician at Max Hospital, Delhi, Ritika Samadar.

Samadar said, "It is essential to start a day with the right breakfast." Spelling out misconceptions about milk products and packaged food, Samadar said that milk has the right amount of macro and micro nutrients. The first meal of the day should be a combination of proteins and carbs," she said. "Through this session, I learnt that bread is not a healthy option," said Maria Fonseka from Dadar's St Paul School.

Guests discussed topics such as obesity in children, low attention span of students and tips to right parenting. "Parents want to give their children the best of everything, but awareness should be increased about the right things that need to be done," said Anand. "Food is all about association," said Shetty, urging everyone to involve children in the process of buying and cooking food so that they have a positive association of the entire experience.Actors Rajeev Khandelwal and Tena Babbar Desae, present at the event, spoke of the need to eat right to stay fit.




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