‘Cut down on junk food, sugar to stay healthy’ | Bengaluru News

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BENGALURU: Analysing your food for its nutritional value, engaging in mindful and sustainable eating practices and choosing fruit over juices were some of the tips celebrity nutritionist, counsellor and founder of QUA Nutrition Clinic, Ryan Fernando, gave students at Times NIE Newsmakers’ Meet, held in association with Soulfull, at Chhetri Hall, Parachute Regiment Training Centre, JC Nagar on Friday.
Addressing 450 students from over 200 schools on ‘Abundance of food, lack of nutrition,’ Ryan told them what nutrition is and how it affects us. Using live demonstrations on how to read labels, he drove home the presence of high sugar content in processed food and juices. “To remain healthy, one must reduce sugar intake, cut down on junk food, ensure you have a healthy breakfast and adequate water through the day,” he said.
Answering queries from students, he emphasised on the need to have superfoods like egg white protein right, and how much one can rely on organic foods.
Chief marketing officer at Soulfull Rasika Prashant spoke about sustainable farming and the benefits of growing and consuming ragi, which is rich in calcium.
“We bring this ancient grain to today’s trending society,” she said, adding superfoods like fox nuts and various millets provide better nutrition. She encouraged students to give back to society — Make local, go global and strive to eat healthy.
Earlier in the day, staff officer at Army Public School, PRTC, Col GD Vashista welcomed the gathering and advised students to set a goal in life and strive to achieve it in a disciplined manner. Students of Army Public School, PRTC, performed an inaugural dance.
Students Oshin Pia Cutinho of class 11, Schoenstatt St Mary’s Public School; Ilina Srivastav of class 8, Harvest International School; Nipun B Nair of class 12, National Public School, Yeshwantpur; Aditya Nayak of class 9, The Brigade School, JP Nagar and Yashas M Salian of class 10, St Mary’s Public School, T Dasarahalli received the Star Correspondent Award.
Teachers Shazman Shariff of Alpine Public School, Nazia Shamim (Deens Academy) and Vinoda Harikrishna Rao (The Brigade School, Malleswaram) received Star Teacher Correspondent Award.
— Diana Noel Niranjan

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