A for Apple, B for Banana, C for Carrot …!

Seetha Anand Vaidyam

It is important to give children the right eating habits from a young age if they are to follow it all though life. Here are things you should be aware of and tell young kids to get them to eat healthy and stay healthy.

What’s cooking?

Sujata C

Food is very culture specific. Our food habits are largely a result of the community we belong to. Here is a pot pourri of foods consumed by different communities in the world, some of which are hard to digest!

Let Popeye do the teaching!

Sriparna Tamhane

What better way to introduce a topic to kids than though cartoons–what they love the most. See how you can bring Popeye and Mickey mouse into your classrooms to teaching the kids a thing or two about nutrition.

It’s all in the label!

Dr. GM Subba Rao

We all buy food from the supremarkets. We are all attracted by the packages the foods come in. But how many of us turn the packets to look at the back? Here are some very important facts that you need to know before your next visit to the supermarket to buy your favourite pack of chips.

The chemistry of food

Yasmin Jayathirtha

We read a lot about food, its nutritional values, its components but to really understand what we are reading, to see if a certain food is really starchy, or to know what calories are and how many calories there are in a particular dish students can carry out simple experiments in the chemistry laboratory and find out.

Culture, cuisine, and curiosity

Usha Raman

Every culture in the world has a cuisine that is unique to it. Even within India we as we travel from the north to the south or the east to the west, one of the first things we observe is the changing food patterns. There is a lot that we can learn about people, their cultures and countries from the food that they eat.

Food for thought vs. thought for food

Seetha Anand Vaidyam

Being physically fit means that we are mentally fit as well. And to be physically fit it is important to eat right. Children spend a major part of their day in schools, so here is what schools, teachers and parents should keep in mind to help their children remain physically fit.