Homemade foods- No ways!
Street food- Best for my taste buds.
And I thought, I am healthy because I look healthy!
This is what I followed and thought until yesterday. The Horlicks Indiblogger meet was an eye opener for me.
Last week, I was going through the Indiblogger website to submit my Indivine posts. I came to know about the Horlicks meet. Without a second thought, I registered myself for the meet and informed my other blogger friends too. We all registered and were counting days for the meet.
Since this meet was on Mother’s Day, there was contest on twitter to upload a selfie with Moms and the most interesting ones win vouchers. I too submitted a selfie with my mom and guess what? These indiblogger guys are so sweet that they decided to give vouchers to all the bloggers who had uploaded their selfie with mothers. Do I need to say, why I am a biggest Indiblogger Fan? Because of their awesomeness.
8th May, 2016:
Venue: Vivanta by Taj. M.G. Road, Bangalore.
Time: 4.00 pm to 7.00 pm
I had morning shift yesterday. Every day, I would cry to get up early but yesterday without any complaint I got up by 5 am. Indiblogger meet doubles my excitement. This is what everyone tell me and even I feel so.
Since the event was at 4 pm, I left by 3 pm from my office and reached the venue on time. There, I met my other blogger friends and we all were together throughout the event.
The event started by 4.30 pm with Anoop welcoming all of us. He asked some mothers to share their experience about motherhood and blogging. Not only mothers but fathers too shared their experience, how they are taking care of their kids like a mother. That’s when one man said, ‘you don’t have to be a woman to be a mother’. And I remembered Sharukh Khan’s speech from Kuch Kuch Hota Hai when his daughter Anjali has to talk about her mother.
Anoop introduced us to Jill Castle, who is a registered dietitian/nutritionist in the field of pediatric nutrition for over 25 years. She is the author of Eat Like a Champion: Performance Nutrition for Your Young Athlete, co-author of Fearless Feeding: How to Raise Healthy Eaters from High Chair to High School, and creator of Just the Right Byte, a childhood nutrition blog.
She took over the stage and shared her knowledge with us. Also Amaan Khan talked about the statistics and Horlicks. And then there was a panel idscussion with Jill, Dr. Hegde, Amaan and Paul.
Following are the important points that was discussed in the meet:
Hidden Hunger: Healthy from outside. Lack of nutrients, vitamins and minerals inside. It leads to regular illness. This was a new concept for me. When she was talking about, I realized even I am suffering from Hidden Hunger as I am not eating the right food. I’ll regularly fall ill and blame weather for it but yesterday got to know, that it’s because of hidden hunger.
Micro nutrients: Dietary components, Vitamins, minerals and iron being the most important of all.
Milk and Egg are the only food which are a wholesome diet.
48% of Indian children are stunted.
80% of kids in India have micronutrients deficiency. 8 out of 10 kids in suffer from micronutrients deficiency whereas average stat is 30% in developing countries. This is quite a shocking one. Lack of awareness is the reason behind this big percent.
Never send your kids to school on an empty stomach. Only a cup of milk doesn’t count either!
One can assess the health gap and micronutrients deficiency with the help of the app ‘Nutrimeter’. It is a web and mobile based application. Give a missed call to 8000980009 to download the app.
82% mothers feel that weak immunity has repercussions on a child in long run.
One should follow 5 2 1 0 approach– 5: include lots of fruits in diet. 2: street food. 1:physical activity and 0: refined foods.
Horlicks – 100% RDA of key nutrients. Horlicks contains nine nutrients (Vitamin B6, B12, C, D, Copper, Folic Acid, Iron, Selenium and Zinc) which are scientifically proven to have an important role in supporting immunity. Earlier, the nutrient content of: Folate, Iron, Vitamin C, Vitamin B12 and Vitamin B6 were 100% whereas Vitamin D and Selenium where 50%. Now they have increased it to 100%. Hence, just two cups of Horlicks fulfils the daily requirement of all vital micronutrients for growing children.
After the panel discussion, we had a small quiz, recollecting about the information we got in the meet. I, Rajiv, Ankit, Bhawana, Rayyan, Sridhar, Madhumita were in Team 6. Out of 7 question, we answered six correctly. We were the runner ups and we got a flipkart voucher of Rs.1000.
Lastly, a group photo was taken in Anoop’s style.
Attending this meet was really worth. It’s never too late to improve. I am gonna follow whatever I learnt yesterday. In fact I already started it. I was thinking to buy some biscuits and store it but landed up buying fruits. Thank you Indiblogger and Horlicks for opening my eyes. Though, I don’t like Horlicks but yes I am gonna try to drink at least one glass a day!
PS: To all those who keep on asking me about Indiblogger meets. Let me describe it in short.
Knowledge + Networking + Fun + Prizes + Blogging= Indiblogger meet.
One should never miss it and I seriously mean it!