Recent Blog Entries: Healthy Eating
Eating for nutrition is important, but there is much more to nutrition than only food.
When I was young, I had a calendar with a picture of a terrace garden. Lack of space and knowledge used to keep me from creating a garden at home. But now that I know how to create an urban garden, I’m all set to turn that saved picture from that old calendar into reality.
Where do our ideas about delicious food come from? How much are those ideas influenced by advertising? More importantly, how can we positively influence people’s attitudes towards healthy and unhealthy foods?
These workshops provide local health workers an opportunity to enhance their understanding of nutritional needs for mothers and infants through fun and interactive activies, including the hands-on food demonstrations.
Being a university student with a hard-pressed schedule, he finds he has no time for anything but burgers, French fries and other processed foods.
Tobacco, alcohol, junk food, sugary beverages—at least part of their appeal is how heavily they are pushed.
Activists have to learn to argue the case for tobacco taxation, so that bananas will no longer be cheaper than bidis (hand-rolled cigarettes).
I’m working with interns at the Institute of Wellbeing to start developing guidelines for school and university canteens that will be better for both health and the environment.
Participants buzzed as they discussed possible answers, laughed and cheered when they scored points and sighed when they didn’t. It was just like a TV game show!
It got me thinking about how challenging it can be to access health services for those who live in a remote location, even without the added element of weather.