- Food and Cooking
Every child has a right to get the proper nutritious food
We become healthy by the food we eat
We feel hungry everyday. That means our body is reminding us that we need to take food. Our body needs carbohydrates, proteins, vitamins and minerals salts. We need food material (items) that contains all the nutrients. Such food or diet is called a balance diet. Any one type of food does not provide all the required nutrients. For this purpose, we should eat the food that contains various types of cereals, millets, pulses, vegetables and fruits everyday. The food that is eaten gets digested. The useful part of the digested food reaches the blood. This digested food reaches all parts of our body through the blood. Hence, the body gets energy. This helps in body building (growth of the body) and also in maintaining good health. We become healthy by the food we eat. That is why we should eat the food that contains all the necessary.
Our body parts get swollen, if the nutrients required for the growth of the body are not taken. Face gets swollen. Children will not be active in studies and in playing games. They would look tired. Their hair also would become pale.
Hands and legs become thin if we do not eat the food that give us energy and also the food that help in growth. Belly gets swollen. Ribs can be seen clearly.
Body growth and development is retarded if the necessary nutritious food is not taken. Brain does not develop property. Thus, physical and mental development is retarded. Neither we can study nor play well.
Suitable nutritious food
We have come to know about Radha and Krishna does not like the food cooked at home. On the other hand, it is difficult for Radha to get food. More than half of the children in India do not get the required good and nutritious food, necessary for their proper growth. Think, why their condition is like that? These children are weak and very often fell ill. Every child has a right to get the proper nutritious food. For this purpose, the government is implementing, `Mid - day – meals' program in all government schools and made arrangements to provide nutritious food to all the school going children. Every child must eat mind – day meals in the school. government has given the `Menu' which contains the food items supplied to children daily. They should follow the menu. Parents and teachers should see that the lunch is provided as per the menu.