To promote healthy eating this festive season, consumers from all over India, as well as 500 nutritionists, dieticians, chefs and food enthusiasts have today taken a pledge to eat one balanced meal a day for the next month as part of the “Healthy Wali Diwali” campaign. The campaign has been announced by Arogya World, a public health not-for-profit organization working to reduce the global burden of non-communicable diseases (NCDs) through healthy living. The pledges were taken during the Nutrition Innovators Summit organized between 1- 4 October 2021. Celebrity Chefs such as VahChef Sanjay Thumma and Chef Saby have also taken the pledge in support of this initiative and are promoting it on social media.
Talking about Arogya World’s commitment towards combating NCDs in India, Dr. Nalini Saligram, Founder & CEO, Arogya World and an Ashoka Fellow said, “Diabetes is raging in India as a silent epidemic. Research shows that 3 out of 4 adults in metros are either diabetic or pre-diabetic. We know that unhealthy eating is the #1 cause of death. We are committed to changing the way India eats through programs like MyThali and by mobilizing people to eat right with innovative efforts like #HealthyWaliDiwali.”