Nutrifest

NUTRIFEST - “A festival for nutritional awareness” is organized every year at the centre to create awareness on the importance of right and balanced diet in growing children. This year it was celebrated on Friday 8th March, 2019 between 11.00 am and 1.30 pm. This is the twelfth year that we are organizing this festival. The event is specially designed to focus on the importance of nutritional intervention for special children. “Healthy Foods, Healthy Kids”.

The theme this year was “Food as Medicine”.  There was a cookery competition on the theme and marks for the exhibition of recipes, charts depicting the importance, calorific value, and the medicinal property that the dish offers. Mothers of children in the age groups of birth to 2 years, 2 to 4 years and 4 to 6 years took part. Earlier the student of SIET College from their Nutrition and Dietetics department came and gave a demo to the mothers on ingredients (vegetables, fruits, pulses, oil, leaves) they could use for their recipes and taught them how to cook with these ingredients.

The Judges of this year were :

  • Mrs. Revathi Shanmugam, who appears on Food shows on TV, and writer of cookery books and an accomplished cook herself
  • Dr. Satyamurthy - Ayurveda Doctor
  • Ms. R Geetha - Retd. Professor of Botany, Delhi University

On the day of the festival the parents with their children, teachers and other invitees gathered in the MNC hall with an with a colorful array of dishes, vying with each other for taste and display. About 50 dishes came out on the table and the three judges were put to difficulty in selecting the dishes that were outstanding.

From the 5 groups that prepared dishes for the competition one of the group (age group 4-6) were adjudged the best and appreciated. This group included a father too. The take away was the awareness the whole event created for “Food as Medicine” and the record of recipes that was complied for future use. A copy of the recipes is available in the MNC office.

Nutrifest Photo Gallery

The judges at work

The judges at work
An array of dishes

An array of dishes
The winning team

The winning team
The winning team holds the shield

The winning team holds the shield