Nutrition

  • Raman Singh presents Rs.54,710 crore tax-free Chhattisgarh budget February 8, 2014

    Chhattisgarh Chief Minister Raman Singh on Saturday presented Rs.54,710 crore tax-free budget for 2014-15 in the state assembly. Raman Singh who is ruling the state since December 2003 and also holds the finance portfolio, unveiled a series of tax reliefs for industries and cottage sector to revive them from recession. In a...
  • Odisha: 177 students fall ill after taking vitamin tablets, CM orders probe September 25, 2013

    At least 177 students of a school at Chilika-Nuapada in Puri district fell ill on Tuesday after taking vitamin tablets supplied by the state government as part of a nutrition programme, prompting Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik to order a probe. Altogether 300 students of Upgraded Middle English were given the pills...
  • 27 complaints of irregularities received in Integrated Child Development Scheme August 23, 2013

    The Ministry of Women and Child Development has received 27 complaints of irregularities in distribution and management of supplementary nutrition programme under the Integrated Child Development Scheme during the last one year. The highest number of complaints were reported from Uttar Pradesh --11, Maharashtra reported four, three from Rajasthan, two each...
  • Raman Singh seeks nutrition security in proposed Food Security Bill July 31, 2013

    Seeking amendments in the proposed food security legislation, Chhattisgarh Chief Minister Raman Singh on Tuesday said more provisions like nutrition security should also be added to it to make it a complete package. "My suggestion is that some provisions should be added. It should not be confined to food security...
  • Govt had warned Bihar over sub-standard mid day meals in April July 18, 2013

    Chhapra: It appears that the Union HRD Ministry had warned Bihar about the sub-standard food in schools. The warning was issued in April. The HRD report also stated that food was being cooked and served in unhygienic conditions. The Ministry also said that Bihar didn't conduct regular health check-ups to...
  • India has 40 per cent of world's malnourished: Expert June 30, 2013

    New Delhi: India constitutes 40 per cent of the world's malnourished population and the highest rate of underweight children due to improper implementation of government policies, a global health expert has said. MG Venkatesh Mannar, president of Canada-based NGO Micronutrient Initiative, said India's condition despite being an emerging economy was bad...
  • Nutrition centres will be set up in Kerala, says Ramesh June 25, 2013

    New Delhi: Against the backdrop of 40 child deaths in Attappdy tribal block in Kerala mainly due to malnutrition, the Centre on Monday announced setting up of nutrition centres there on the pattern of such facilities in Andhra Pradesh. Noting that providing nutrition is the need of the hour, Rural...
  • Ate at McDonald's every single day, yet lost 20 pounds: CEO May 31, 2013

    New York: They might start calling it the McDiet. McDonald Corp's CEO Don Thompson revealed at an analyst conference this week that he shed about 20 pounds (9 kilograms) in the past year by getting his "butt up" and "working out again". But he said he hasn't changed his habit...
  • Kerala: Poor healthcare leading to infant deaths May 24, 2013

    Attapadi: 22 infant deaths in four months due to poor nutrition and inadequate healthcare has left the tribal belt of Attapadi in Kerala devastated. The tribal belt of Attapadi in Kerala has never had it so bad. "I was only eight months pregnant. The delivery was unexpected and at night we...
  • Will pass food bill in budget session, says Thomas April 4, 2013

    New Delhi: The government will enact the proposed right to food bill, covering 67 per cent of the population, in the second half of the budget session from April 22-May 10, 2013, Food Minister KV Thomas said in New Delhi on Wednesday. "We will pass the bill in the second half...
  • In developing world, poor still means thin: Study November 4, 2011

    New York: 'First world' health problems such as obesity and heart disease may be gaining ground in developing nations, but they are mostly afflicting the rich and middle class while poor people remain undernourished and underweight, a study said. Researchers who looked at more than 500,000 women from 37 mid- and...
  • Kerala, Delhi top Human Development Index chart October 21, 2011

    New Delhi: The Human Development Index (HDI) in the country rose by 21 per cent, says a report while cautioning that health, nutrition and sanitation remained key challenges for India. India Human Development Report, 2011, prepared by Institute of Applied Manpower Research, placed Kerala on top of the index for achieving...
  • Eatables have a story to tell December 3, 2010

    New Delhi: Food was once a good word. It symbolised fulfilment, nutrition and well-being. But when did it all change? When did we become such guilt-ridden unhappy eaters? Food writer Ratna Rajaiah explores many such questions in her new book "How the Banana Goes to Heaven". "As our cells are nourished...
  • TV addicts more prone to psychological problems October 14, 2010

    London: According to a new study published in the journal Pediatrics, researchers in the UK found children who spend a lot of time in front of television and computer monitors had more psychological difficulties than their counterparts who weren't in front of these devices. Scientists from University of Bristol's Centre...
  • Saving MP kids with nutrition centres April 30, 2010

    Bhopal: Kartar Adivasi, a one-year-old, weighed just 6.342 kg when he was admitted to the nutritional rehabilitation centre (NRC) at Narwar in Madhya Pradesh. Born to Banwari and Binia of village Kiranpura (Barkhadi), the child was kept at the NRC for 14 days and then under followup care at his house,...
  • Yummy and healthy: Get your breakfast right May 21, 2009

    MEET Meenu, a 28-year-old executive with a fast-rising advertising firm. Breakfast competes with her tight schedule, so she simply skips it. Her logic: "I'll reach work early and get more done before lunch. Then, I can use the afternoon hour to go for a jog, and grab a healthy veggie sandwich...
  • Health Tips: Get that perfect weight! November 26, 2008

    WEEK 1: You are on a crash diet, surviving on bare necessities and exercising like a mad woman.. Status... Hooray! The weighing scale needles are finally moving backward! Week 3: Your weight is just about perfect and has been consistent for a while now. Week 5: You have just put on the...
  • Are you ready for seabuckthorn wine? November 4, 2007

    : Seabuckthorn, a berry that grows in the harsh climate of Ladakh at the height of 10,000-14,000 feet is now minting money for a populace which has been long cut off from India's economic boom. The thorny bush, which was initially planted in Ladakh to stop soil erosion, has...
  • Spanish fashion show rejects thin models June 20, 2007

    Madrid: A top Spanish fashion show, the Pasarela Cibeles, has rejected five models from its team of 69 for being too thin, the show's nutritionist said. "Some of the girls were rejected due to a very low body mass index of 16 - the equivalent of being 1.80 meters and weighing...