More than 19 crore people in India are undernourished – the highest in the world
The number of overweight and obese persons in India (15-49 years of age) has almost doubled over the past 10 years
Lifestyle and diet-related disorders are increasingly affecting our children. Nearly 1 out of every 10 children is pre-diabetic; 5% are overweight and 5% suffer from blood pressure
Ultra-processed junk food is becoming easily accessible and highly popular. More than 50% school children (9-17 years of age) in India consume packaged food and beverages daily
FAO, IFAD, UNICEF, WFP and WHO, The State of Food Security and Nutrition in the World 2020
Ministry of Health and Family Welfare, National Family Health Survey-4, 2015-16
Ministry of Health and Family Welfare, UNICEF and Population Council, Comprehensive National Nutrition Survey, 2019
Centre for Science and Environment, Burden of Packaged Food on Schoolchildren, 2017
A Bold Vision
As the above facts and figures reveal, India is suffering from the triple burden of malnutrition: undernutrition (lack of proper nutrition), overnutrition (overconsumption of certain nutrients) and nutrient deficiency (deficiency of vitamins and minerals). A large part of the population is not able to access even the minimum quantity of affordable healthy food required to nourish the body. At the same time, unhealthy food is becoming increasingly accessible, even among low-income communities, leading to an increase in consumption of unhealthy food and resulting non-communicable diseases in India.
Foodshaala Foundation is the result of our determination to change this disturbing reality and make true the vision of a food and nutrition secure world. We believe that the solution to the problem of malnutrition rests on the two primary pillars of increased access to healthy food and increased knowledge on healthy eating.
Accordingly, our vision is to ensure a world where every person is able to make healthy food a part of their daily life. Our mission is to enable people to choose and access healthy food.
Food Distribution for Kids
31 December 2022
We welcomed the new year with a food donation drive for children of migrant workers residing in an urban slum area in Gurugram. We met with around 70 children at Vishalakshi Foundation's Dream School and served nutritious meals to them. We had a great time interacting with the children, listening to their stories, hearing them recite poems, and understanding their food habits.
Nutrition Awareness Session for Parents
We conducted nutrition awareness program for parents at Sai Nath Public School, Delhi and Lotus Petal Foundation School, Gurugram. The parents shared the common issues they face with their children's diets. They learnt about balanced meals for kids, healthy recipes, and simple cooking tips to maintain the nutritional value of food.
Program Launch in Sai Nath Public School, Delhi
We launched our Food Funda: School Nutrition Awareness Program in Sai Nath Public School, an affordable private school in Delhi. We are excited to reach more children and empower them with knowledge and tools for healthy eating. Children will learn about nutrients, diet diversity, unjunking their foods, and much more as part of the program. We look forward to a long-term relationship with Sai Nath Public School.
Our Story in Numbers
Over 17,000 meals and 14,000 ration kits served
19% average increase in diet diversity among children
What People Are Saying
"I have learnt many things about food. I have started reading the ingredient table on food packets before eating. Now I have made many changes in my diet. Thank you Food Funda! Than you so much :-)"
- Princi, Class VII student