This paper describes relation of Indian food habits and health and their reflection in society. KEY WORDS Indian food , Indian food habits, Health, Understanding its correlation, Advantages ,Importance to good health, changes required ,Development of healthy India. INTRODUCTION The building blocks of our culture are food and food habits .It relates to not only body but mind, society and spiritual harmony. Nutrition and good food habits are the key to continuous health The impact of food on health is a continuous process. Food habits greatly affects our body .Food and food habits play significant role in health positively or negatively.
Through improving food literacy we can support healthier choices in nutrition and diet leading to improved health, an active lifestyle and enhanced wellbeing. Context This report examines the impacts of food literacy and food choices from the household level, the community and on the environment. Placing food literacy in a broader context is necessary when looking at food decisions; humans make food decisions every day, throughout the entirety of the day. What people know or do not know about the food the are choosing impacts more aspects of life and the community than most are aware of. In turn, this directly and indirectly affects their lives specifically.
Developing new services, products, different innovative ideas, all are key elements in starting a business. These elements should be kept forward in terms of venturing a group entrepreneurship (Hawker, 2013). This idea of a healthy food chain is to promote a healthy lifestyle to all those who loves to dine out but do not because of the unhealthy market food, which is the basis of many diseases and problems such as food poisoning, obesity and diabetes. That is it would not be any ordinary food chain but is a combination of two extra things, healthy food and a
Food Packaging Needs To protect food products from outside influences and damage, to contain the food, and to provide consumers with ingredient and nutritional information (Coles 2003). Secondary functions are: Traceability, convenience, and tamper indication. These secondary functions are of increasing importance in todays market. The goal of food packaging is to contain food in a cost-effective way that satisfies industry requirements and consumer desires. While at the same time it maintains food safety, and minimizes environmental impact.
Literature Review According to Asif (2014) the amount and type of food consumed is a fundamental factor in human health. In fact, diet is one of the major factors associated with diabetes. Therefore, dietary management is a crucial aspect of the overall management of diabetes, which can either be diet alone, diet with oral hypoglycemic drugs, or diet with insulin. Similarly, Hill (2016) agreed that dietary management is essential for the effective management of diabetes and it is an essential component in achieving healthy blood glucose levels as well as ensuring the nutritional requirements of pregnancy are met. Eating nutritiously and on schedule as well as maintaining and achieving a healthy body weight, engaging in regular physical activity, regular self-monitoring of blood glucose, taking medications appropriately, recognizing and managing hypoglycemia and hyperglycemia are also factors in the management of diabetes (Rubin & Napora, 2003).
The product labels itself play important factors of the communication process between manufacturers and consumers. Food labels plays a key role to become a medium for informing consumers about product features, including those addressing nutrition, safety, handling, use, and disposal (Zou, 2011). Other factors other than demographic characteristics that influence the choice of foods are product’s attributes such as price and taste, information obtained from the label etc. The ability to choose foods based on information obtained on its label requires knowledge and ability to read understand and interpret the information (Sunelle et al, 2010). Therefore, the function of language in the food labelling is important to comprehend the
China published its 1st Food Nutritional Label Regulation in 2008 after considering the importance of the nutritional information on food label (MOH, 2008). Nutritional information labeling scheme (NILS) has given a freedom of choice and to reduce the cost of information related to the healthy food consumption (Capacci et al, 2012). Food processing firms have put extra ordinary efforts about the food labeling. Since, the scientific language for the nutritional food labeling creates gap between consumer and food choice, therefore, easy to understand language is preferable language for the nutritional food
Nutrition labeling is when a standardized design is used in labeling nutrition details of packaged food in the market (WHO, 2012). Most countries have put in place an obligation on providing details of nutrition information on packaged food (WHO, 2012). This act seems to promote purchasing of nutritious food by the public particularly those who read labels before buying (Farooqi and O'Rahilly, 2005). Providing details of nutrition levels on packaged food is visualized as an essential act of guiding people into making informed food options (WHO, 2011). Generally due to limitation on understanding of nutritional information provided to packaged food products, interpretive labelling can guide consumers in understanding the nutrition information provided.
INTRODUCTION Since the birth of civilization, color of food has been a source of identification and a distinguishing factor for humans to tell if it is safe or poisonous to consume. Color, since then, has been of great importance in deliberating the quality of food. As theories are proved, technologies are developed and advancements in science occur, areas of food science on research and development have also become broader each day. Controversies have also emerged and one of the most discussed topics has been directed towards synthetic versus natural colorants. Food pigments are classified based on its origin or source; natural or synthetic.
Consequently, nutritional labelling has emerged as an important aspect of consumers’ food purchase decisions. Nutritional content in food products is considered to be a credence attribute. However, if trustworthy nutritional labels are available, nutritional labels could function as a search characteristic. As per Food Laws every packaged food article has to be labelled in accordance to the law applicable in the country of the user. Every packaged food article for the domestic use has to be labelled in accordance to the related Indian Food Law i.e.