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[7 Dec 2012 | Comments Off on Hungry kya? | ]

Asking that question places me at risk of repeating a popular advertising line, and one that I am not particularly keen on recalling at this particular moment – focusing as we are on the need to think more seriously about food. As we have often noted, the classroom is a crucial site of development of […]

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[7 Dec 2012 | Comments Off on Hunger is no game | ]

Earlier this year, Prime Minister Manmohan Singh noted that it was a “national shame” that so many children in our country were dying of malnourishment and that for so many, hunger was a grim fact of everyday life. When we talk of food, we must also talk of its absence, of the fact that millions […]

December 2012, Food Facts First »

[7 Dec 2012 | One Comment | ]

Suneetha Sapur

The food we eat does much more than just satiate our hunger. The nutrients found in the food that we consume are very important for the growth and maintainance of our body. When we don’t eat right, there are problems in the body. For instance if the body doesn’t get enough of vitamin A from the food we eat then it can cause blindness. Here are some foods that one can grow and should eat more of to make up for vitamin deficiencies.

December 2012, Food Facts First »

[7 Dec 2012 | One Comment | ]

Arati Narayan

Are the spices in our food there just for flavour? Or is there more to them than meets the eye? Find out.

December 2012, Food Facts First »

[7 Dec 2012 | Comments Off on Who says holiday foods have to be sinful? | ]

Amrita Choudary

The festive season is a time for celebration and food. And festive foods don’t come lean. But for those who are conscious of putting on those extra kilos, there are healthier and equally tasty options. Here are some recipes that you can try out in the festive season.

December 2012, Food Facts First »

[7 Dec 2012 | Comments Off on Daily rejuvenation by breaking the fast | ]

Shahnaz Vazir

How important is breakfast to one’s wellbeing? Do concentration levels and the brain’s capacity to assimilate knowledge get affected when breakfast is skipped? Find out why breakfast is the most important meal of the day and why from the young to the old and students to teachers should all take time to have their breakfast every morning.

December 2012, Food Facts First »

[7 Dec 2012 | Comments Off on Don’t let stress strain your diet! | ]

Tanya

Stress has become synonymous with life today. There is nobody that is not stressed out. Did you know that there are foods that can actually calm you and bring your stress levels down? When one is stressed there is a tendency to binge on all the wrong foods which can in fact cause more stress. So find out what you should and shouldn’t eat after a tough day at school.

December 2012, Food Facts First »

[7 Dec 2012 | Comments Off on Eat right to live right | ]

Aruna Mallya

We have all heard of holistic nutrition and balanced diets but what do these words really mean? How do we ensure that we eat a balanced diet?

December 2012, My Experiments with Food »

[7 Dec 2012 | Comments Off on Taking lessons from MasterChef | ]

Sumana Kasturi

We call it the idot box and blame the television for a host of problems plaguing our children. But televison could be a wonderful learning aid if we pick the right programmes. Here’s what programmes on food can teach us.

December 2012, My Experiments with Food »

[7 Dec 2012 | Comments Off on From my cookbook | ]

Geetha Durairajan

For those unplanned occassions or planned parties here are some mouth watering dishes for you to try out from a teacher’s cookbook.