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Tag: Nutrition

Iron Folic Acid Tablets To Be Distributed Among School Students In Odisha

Bhubaneswar: The State Project Management of Mid Day Meal scheme has written letter to all district collectors directing to ensure unhindered distribution of Iron Folic Acid tablets to the students under National Iron Plus Initiative (NIPI) programme during COVID-19 pandemic. As per the NIPI programme, Iron Folic Acid tablets coated with calorie & protein content […]

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COVID-19: Dietary Supplements Important Weapon For Fighting Off Coronavirus

New York: Diet supplements containing vitamins C and D and other micronutrients are a safe, effective, and low-cost means of helping your immune system fight off COVID-19 and other acute respiratory tract diseases, say researchers. According to the study, published in the journal Nutrients, public health officials should issue a clear set of nutritional recommendations […]

Health, Set, Goal: Add These 5 Superfoods To Your Diet Now

New Delhi: Healthy eating is ever-evolving as it seems every day we tend to learn something new about the benefits of a range of foods that are introduced. Looking back at the food trends for 2019, we have surely come a long way with the rock stars of the food industry – superfoods. From kale, […]

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Home-based weight management benefits kids, parents

New York: Researchers have found that home-based weight management programmes may be beneficial for both kids as well as parents. The study, published in the Journal of Nutrition Education and Behaviour, found that the DRIVE curriculum — Developing Relationships that Include Values of Eating and Exercise — reduces weight gain in kids and also prompts […]

Exam stress? Shun fast food now

London: Students, please take note. Increased stress during examinations is associated with eating a poor-quality diet including less fruit and vegetables and more fast food, say researchers. The research, published in the European Journal of Nutrition, suggests that students have difficulties eating healthy food and find themselves adopting bad eating habits, leading to stress. “Stress […]

Only 9% Indian kids get proper nutrition: NITI Aayog

New Delhi: NITI Aayog Adviser Alok Kumar on Wednesday said only nine per cent of children in the age group 6 to 24 months receive adequate nutrition in India. “One-third of the children in India are growing up stunted and tackling malnutrition is a key challenge for India. The main reason is lack of awareness around […]

Odisha launches ‘Odisha Millets Mission’

Bhubaneswar: In a bid to support the livelihood of tribals, the State government will implement ‘Odisha Millets Mission’, announced Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik on Monday. The move is likely to boost cultivation of traditional millet which is facing extinction despite being termed as ‘healthy food’ by dieticians. As per plans, Odisha government will spend nearly […]

Control your hunger pangs with Omega-3

New Delhi: Our body gets used to a level of energy through our nutrition and hunger pangs try to force energy intake back to its original level. However Omega-3 fatty acid contained food items such as fish and flaxseed, walnuts and chia seeds have the ability to control hunger pangs. Sonia Narang, Wellness Expert, Oriflame […]

Health and fitness app industry down by 9% in 2017

New Delhi: The health and fitness app industry declined 9 per cent from 2016 to 2017 worldwide, while there was a massive growth with the usage growing by over 330 per cent in just three years since 2014, a survey by Flurry from Oath — a global mobile analytics firm — has revealed. To understand […]

Haryana to set up Nutrition Commission

Gurgaon: Haryana chief minister Manohar Lal Khattar on yesterday said the state government has started the process to set up a “State Nutrition Commission” and formulate a “State Nutrition Policy” to address malnutrition among children. The chief minister was speaking at an event organised for the ‘Beti Bachao, Beti Padhao” programme here. He said the […]