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Apeejay School, Model Town encourages students to inculcate healthy eating habits at home

In a virtual session, guest speaker and dietician, Dr. Renu Verma, discussed the benefits of consuming a nutritious diet

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Health is the real wealth. Research suggests that healthy food choices such as fruits and vegetables not only have physical but mental benefits, they can contribute to one’s overall well-being in the long run.

To encourage students to practice healthy eating habits at home, Apeejay School, Model Town in Jalandhar organised a virtual session on ‘Healthy Eating’. Dr. Renu Verma, a recognised and certified dietician, educated students and parents on the correct food consumption habits. Through the session, she inspired them to eat and live well.

According to Dr. Rakhi Chottrra, mother of a class 6 student Nyesha, “The session was really informative. It was an eye-opener especially for kids. Often, they enjoy consuming packaged and processed foods because they feel that those are tasty. But, the workshop proved that it is otherwise. They also learnt to check the nutritional information at the back of these packets.”

Students, parents and teachers participated in an insightful discussion about quality foods. Class 5 student, Aarish Saini says, “It is our duty to keep our body in good shape. If we are unable to do so, we will not be able to keep our mind strong and focus on our studies. In the session, I learnt about the benefits of consuming nutritious foods and was advised to stay away from junk food.” His mother, Ms. Muskan Saini says, “Apeejay School, Model Town never leaves a stone unturned to deliver the best to their students. I was filled with a sense of delight and satisfaction after attending the informative webinar. As a mother, I feel that such a session was necessary so that kids get motivated to follow healthy habits.”  

Says Class 6 student Pranaya Khera, “My key takeaway from the session was to have a proper diet to build a healthy body.” While it is most desirable to ‘look’ good and have ‘good body’ for Gen Z, Dr. Neetu Dutta, mother of a class 6 student, Mitesh, says, “The million dollar question is: Where to start? And what to eat? It was indeed a good initiative by Apeejay to conduct the session as it cleared many doubts and myths about eating. The question-answer round was a real treat and Dr. Renu Verma was very amicable. Her advice about the amount of sugar to be consumed in a day, adding almond powder to milk and not relying on market-based health powders was beneficial. I feel grateful to the institution for this opportunity and hope to follow Dr. Verma’s directions concertedly.”

“Kids are very choosy about what to eat and what not to eat. It becomes very difficult to keep up with them at times. I am glad that the session allowed them to understand the importance of home-cooked food. My son, Praatik resolved his queries and after the session promised to eat healthy,” says Dr. Vaneeta Bhardwar.  

“The Hindu religious text, Bhagavad Gita mentions the importance of food in our day to day lives. Lord Krishna has stated that the types of food we eat have a direct effect on our minds and soul. The choice of food reflects our personality. Therefore, the purpose of food is to increase the duration of life, purify the mind and to increase the strength of the body. I believe so and hope for students to learn and adapt healthy practices.”

-Ms. Sinia Sajith, Principal, Apeejay School, Model Town, Jalandhar 

Mrini Devnani is Senior Correspondent (Newsroom). She covers student achievements, interviews and contributions for the website. She was a former Correspondent covering Edutech for the India Today Group, and has a passion for Social Media and Digital Marketing. You can reach her at [email protected]

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