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STUDENTS AGAINST JUNK FOOD AND OBESITY


website: www.consumer-voice.org

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what? At the Delhi University, the environment club Green Beans of Kamala Nehru college, and the consumer organization VOICE (Voluntary Organisation in Interest of Consumer Education) have been engaged in creating awareness and re-orienting consumption behaviour with regards to food issues, amongst the student community. Through a bi-monthly magazine, Consumer Voice, published by VOICE, and a seminar (Junk Food seminar) organized on the college campus, information was disseminated to/by students on these topics.

why? The problem is the growing popularity of junk food amongst students. An emerging consequence of such trends results in obesity, which is somewhat new to the Indian youth. The coming of MNC snacks and the promotion of more sedentary lifestyles are two of the direct causes of this social crisis, therefore action at local levels was felt necessary.

how? During the Junk Food seminar, a top dietician from The All India Institute of Medical Sciences prepared a diet plan for students; there were yoga experts and doctors talking about food, health and exercise. A poster competition was launched and a debate followed. All the activities were aimed at teaching to students the bad impact of junk food on health and at making them rethinking about the meals served at the college canteen. The studentsí union took action to remove junk food items from the canteen menus. A similar and parallel action is taken by Consumer Voice proposing the alternative of Indian food against junk food and snacks, supporting it with articles, surveys, studies and comparative test of products.
contacts

Consumer VOICE
441, Jangpura, Mathura Road,
New Delhi-110 014 - India
ph:011-24319078-80
fax:011-24319081
cvoice@vsnl.net
 
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