Issue Date: Sep 30, 2005
Nestled among the mountains of the Western Ghats is Wayanad district, Kerala. Well known for cash crops such as coffee, tea, pepper and cardamom, this district is also redolent with a variety of flora. In fact, its rich plant wealth has given Wayanad the sobriquet, 'green paradise'. But Wayanad's greenery is much more than aesthetic delight. It's subsistence for the district's tribal communities: Karumas, Paniyas, Kattunaikkas and many others.
Issue Date: Sep 30, 2005
The central committee for food standards (CCFS), a statutory advisory body under the Union ministry of health and family welfare (MoHFW), recently recommend to the ministry that labelling of nutritional value on all food products be made necessary under the Prevention of Food Adulteration Act (PFA). Industry representatives opposed the decision, saying that as the Food Safety and Standard Bill, 2005, proposed by the Union ministry of food processing industries (MoFPI), has already been introduced in the Lok Sabha, PFA should not be amended.
Issue Date: Jun 15, 2005
A lthough India has committed to curb non-communicable diseases, as per the recommendations of the World Health Organization (who), its policies in other sectors will prevent this from happening. This was apparent at the National Consultation on Implementation of who's Global Strategy on Diet, Physical Activity and Health held recently by the Union ministry of health and family welfare and who.
Issue Date: May 31, 2005
us researchers have designed a food pyramid to ensure not only a nutritious intake but also one that, they claim, has a healing effect. "The foods we choose to eat are essential to how we care for ourselves. In choosing the healing foods on this pyramid, each one of us contributes to our own health," explain Monica Myklebust and Jenna Wunder from the University of Michigan Integrative Medicine Clinical Services.
Issue Date: Apr 30, 2005
Doctors insist that some foodstuffs should be eaten along with their skin. The peels have vitamins, trace minerals and dietary fibres -- a fact unknown to many. Peeling off the skin dramatically reduces the nutritional value of a food item, reveals a study by the University of California, usa. This also holds true for processed foodstuff.
Issue Date: Jan 15, 2005
if you visit village Amol Kalan Paschim, you are sure to be served highly nutritious water spinach (Ipomoea aquatica), kaseru (Scirpus kysoor), winged beans (Psophocarpus tetragonolobus), guar phali (Cyamopsis tetragonolobus) and sehjan (Moringa oleifera).
Issue Date: Oct 31, 2004
How should malnutrition in Asia be tackled? This was the question that animated the Regional Ministerial Consultation on Maternal and Child Nutrition, held under the aegis of the World Food Programme (wfp, a un body) from September 15 -17, 2004 in Delhi.
Issue Date: Jun 15, 2004
Fantastic Food Challenge Michigan University US
How do you get people interested in learning about nutrition? Play a game. The Michigan State University (msu) in usa is running a project during which people from low-income families play a computer game in which contestants who know more about food groups, recipes, food cost and handling food have a better chance of winning.