It’s quite seldom that you get an opportunity to spend a Saturday in such an interactive and learning way but thanks to Tetra Pak we just did! After receiving enthusiastic response from mothers at a recent event held under the Right to Keep Food Safe public awareness initiative, Tetra Pak® organised food safety seminars in the city to equip mothers with information related to food safety, health and wellness. Close to 500 mothers who attended the seminars were also given the tools to spread their knowledge and become spokeswomen in their own communities.
Present on the occasion was celebrity chef Vikas Khanna who prepared easy-to-make and nutritious recipes using Ultra High Temperature (UHT) milk. He also shared his expert tips on safe food handling and cooking in an interactive session with the mothers. Mothers were also given a tour of the unique Nutrition Quotient (NQ) website, a first-of-its-kind online programme specifically on food safety, nutrition and packaging. All mothers are invited to log on to the website [www.nutrition-quotient.com] and test their own nutrition quotient.
Vikas Khanna said, “As a chef, I am responsible for the safe preparation and handling of food and hence, it is important for me to be aware and updated about safe food and good nutrition habits. In the same context, every mother feels equally responsible for her family and child’s food safety. I strongly recommend they become a part of the Right to Keep Food Safe initiative as this is an important step in the right direction. I am proud to be part of this initiative and am glad that Tetra Pak is providing such platforms to mothers so that they can make safe and healthy choices for their families and children,” he said.
Diet consultant and nutritionist Ritika Samaddar addressed mothers’ queries regarding food consumption choices. “Lack of awareness on the importance of safe food habits leads to poor health and susceptibility to infections. Every mother knows the importance of providing her family with nutrition-rich food. But the rising incidences of food adulteration and a lack of proper understanding as shown in recent studies prove that there is a need for them to have access to better information. I am certain that the Right to Keep Food Safe campaign and initiatives like Nutrition Quotient will go a long way in doing just that.”
Tetra Pak South Asia Markets Managing Director Kandarp Singh said, “We are encouraged to see increased participation and are glad that mothers are slowly rising up to the cause of food safety. Tetra Pak, as a responsible industry player takes pride in Right to Keep Food Safe campaign and the Nutrition Quotient online programme that will help mothers to become more aware and make safer and healthier choices for their families. Through these initiatives, we are determined to reach out to more and more mothers so that they inspire and influence others to follow.”