Health, Fitness and Nutrition...
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SEPTEMBER-OCTOBER-2018
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    Health and Nutrition page.

    UPDATES RELATED TO PROMOTING HEALTHY FOOD CHOICES AND ACTIVE LIFESTYLE FOR FITNESS IN CHILDREN AND THEIR FAMILIES

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    Hello friends !The month of September is being celebrated in our country as the National Nutrition Month. We had several events held in schools to celebrate National Nutrition Week and Month in this month like rallies and recipe competitions.

    Knowing how much we love buying snacks and drinks, in our previous update we educated you on label reading on food and drink packaging, right?! We then oriented the Health-Nutrition Coordinator teachers of all branches on how to help children learn to read labels. And we are glad that the schools had interesting sessions on reading and learning from content of nutrients given on food packet labels. So here are all the varied activities carried out ! Three cheers to all the BHS branches for their enthusiastic participation !!!

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    This page is your authentic source of latest, science based updates related to promoting healthy food choices and active lifestyle for fitness in children and their families. Put together for you by experts at PRANALI Nutri-Communication (led by Dr. Shubhada Kanani), you will find nutrition updates, tips, and much more. We look forward to your feedback and suggestions.

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      Rally

      To help focus attention of not just the children but of Vadodara citizens as well, on the importance of healthy foods and healthy eating, the kids of primary sections dressed up as fruits or vegetables, some held placards with slogans or pictures of colorful healthy foods – and all took out a rally and walked with energy and excitement on the streets outside the school. Shouting slogans of health and nutrition, or beating drums..children took a round in the neighborhood and returned to the school. Passers-by clapped and smiled to see the rally.

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      Recipe and poster

      To celebrate Nutrition week and nutrition month (September), BHS branches held several events, such as recipe competitions for parents, poster making, salad decoration and ‘fireless cooking’ for children. In each school, more than 50 parents participate in recipe competitions! Children too were enthusiastic in taking part in various events and becoming more aware of healthy food and good health.

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      Children engrossed in reading labels on drinks or food packets.

      With the support of the H-N coordinators, children were oriented on how to understand nutrient content displayed on labels; they then brought from market their favorite food snacks or soft drinks or juice bottles or Amul drinks..did group work to understand how to read the labels.

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      what children learnt from label reading?

      After understanding the labels, the class then classified the foods/drinks as healthy or unhealthy. We compiled responses sent from schools..it was interesting to see the results!

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    BHS Activities to Promote Good Health and Nutrition of Children

  • Questions of the Month

    Parents and Teachers-Please answer our questions of this month, you could be a Winner!
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    Welcome to your School

    Name of Parent Mother Father



    Name of Child Girl Boy


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    How do you encourage your children to limit their Fats and oils intake?

    How do you encourage your children to limit their salt intake?

    How do you encourage your child to limit their salt intake?



    How do you encourage your child to have minimum of sugar sweetened foods and drinks?
    Can you share some quick-to-make food items to which nuts or oilseeds can be added to improve taste and nutrition?

    Children often do not like milk. How do you encourage your child to have variety of milk ; as well as milk products – curd, paneer, lassi, chhas?

    What are your favourite items based on milk, khoa, curd that you buy from the market/super-stores? What do you check in the labels?


    How do you encourage your child to have a variety of fruits? (e.g. Pomegranate, Apples, Strawberries, Guava, Bananas, Papaya, Oranges, Mangoes, Chickoo, Pineapples, Peaches, Grapes, Plums, Raisins (kishmish) and many more...)

    How do you ensure that family has whole fruits and fruit juices in healthy ways?

    What food items for meals / tiffin do you prepare to encourage your children to have healthy Green leafy vegetables [e.g. variety of bhaajis like spinach, fenugreek leaves, shepu, tandaljo, colocasia leaves (patra), raddish leaves, cabbage, drumstick leaves and many others] and Other vegetables, roots and tubers [e.g. potato, suran, pumpkin, carrots, ladies finger, beans, cauliflower, various types of gourd (bottle gourd or doodhi; sponge gourd or galka), parwar, tindora and many more….]

    What food items for meals / tiffin do you prepare to encourage your children to have healthy ,pulses and legumes (e.g. Moong, Masoor, Muth, Channa, Rajmah, and Chhole, Soya bean, Lentil, Soybean, Rajmah, Peas)

    What food items for meals / tiffin do you prepare to encourage your children to have healthy, whole cereals and millets (eg. made of wheat, dalia, bajra, jowar, oats, rice, ragi)

    What food items for meals / tiffin do you prepare to encourage your children to have healthy ,pulses and legumes (e.g. Moong, Masoor, Muth, Channa, Rajmah, and Chhole, Soya bean, Lentil, Soybean, Rajmah, Peas)

    Screen time reduces play-exercise time and adds to the problem of overweight!
    a) Please share some unique ways in which you reduce screen time of your kids-television, surf on internet, video games on mobile/computer
    b) What steps have you taken to increase activity-play time of your children to promote his health/fitness? We would love to know!


    How do you encourage your child to have Nuts And Oilseeds (groundnuts, til) ?


    Be sure to click Submit Quiz to see your results!



    Note – please share your responses to the above questions with us by 20th January, 2017. Names of parents -children who give good responses regarding their own experience (as decided by a panel) will appear on website and appreciated. Maybe your name may appear too !.