Dr Sujeet Ranjan, Executive Director, The Coalition for Food and Nutrition Security (CFNS)&Sahil Sharma,food technologist and public policy consultant at CFNS Although India has made enormous developments in science, medicine, information technology and various other disciplines, and has experienced exceptional economic growth over the past decade, malnutrition remains unacceptably high. India is amongst the leading economies of the world and envisages to become $5 trillion by 2024-25. However, currently the quality of life of many of Indian citizens is not coherent with this growth story. Poor nutrition is a major cause of other health problems in the country, including high infant and maternal mortality. We identify malnutrition as a multifaceted and multi-dimensional issue, affected by poverty, insufficient food consumption, inequitable food supply, inappropriate infant and child feeding and care practices, equity and gender disparities, poor hygienic and environmental settings … [Read more...] about Fighting Malnutrition by Tackling Food Insecurity
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"Ensuring that your characters only are used to promote healthier products would be heralded by parents and the public health community," wrote CSPI executive director Michael F. Jacobson and CSPI nutrition policy director Margo G. Wootan in a letter to Stephen B. Burke, chief executive officer of NBCUniversal, parent company of Universal Pictures, the studio behind the Minions movie. … [Read more...] about You Tell Us, Healdsburg: Should Minions Be Used to Sell Candy and Junk Food?
Supermarkets Pharmacies Takeaways and food deliveries Health shops Medical services – eg, dentists Vets Newsagents Pet shops Hardware stores Retail shops in hospitals Petrol stations Bicycle shops Laundrettes and dry cleaners Undertakers Banks, building societies Short-term loan providers, credit unions and cash points Storage and distribution centres Post Offices Car rental services and car parks near vital services such as supermarkets Public toilets Car garages and repair shops Food banks and shelters … [Read more...] about The shops, food chains and businesses open now including Ikea, McDonald’s and Dunelm
Barrett Sallee: BurgersLook, as much as I love to smoke a pork shoulder, brisket or wings on my Big Green Egg, efficiency has to be factored in when discussing tailgating food. Because of that, I'm going to go with old reliable: the burger. No, not the frozen patties that you buy at the store. The creative versions you can make by mixing up ground beef and other ingredients in a bowl before heading to campus. It allows you to please people with various tastes while not spending too much time worrying about the grill. Once on campus, it's easy. A small charcoal or portable propane grill is all that you need to provide the perfect food for pregame fun. Let's be real ... there's no reason to out-think the room. Or, in this case, the campus. … [Read more...] about Staff picks: Best game day food and drink you need at your college football tailgate
Our collective ability and willingness to comprehensively and swiftly address food insecurity in the U.S. is not simply a matter of making sure every person is fed. It is a matter of ensuring our nation's public health, our ultimate success in overcoming COVID-19, and our preparedness for combatting any future pandemics. This requires that we transform food from its status as a commodity to becoming a universal human right held by all citizens and non-citizens in the U.S. … [Read more...] about Amid COVID-19, US should embrace the right to food