Some Facts and Figures
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
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
A Bit About Us
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.
Relief work for migrant workers during COVID-19
May - July 2020
The COVID-19 crisis caused multiple hardships to lakhs of migrant workers. In partnership with ‘NALSAR for Migrant Workers’, we facilitated the provision of 4000+ meals, 2000+ ration kits, 800+ health kits, including tarpaulin sheets and solar lamps, and travel for 750+ workers through buses, trains and flights. Support reached people all over India, including in Andhra Pradesh, Assam, Chhattisgarh, Jharkhand, Karnataka, Kerala, Rajasthan, Telangana, Uttar Pradesh and West Bengal.
Providing milk in the times of COVID-19
April - June 2020
No child should be deprived of milk because of COVID-19 or the resultant lockdown. We supported the Delhi Commission for Protection of Child Rights to ensure every child stays nourished, even in the remotest parts of Delhi. Through this effort, more than 20,000 milk packets and 12,000 nutrition kits were distributed to children.
Poshan Mela in Delhi
29 February 2020
Our second Poshan Mela with the Delhi government featured an awareness session on balanced meals and live recipe demonstration, along with distribution of food and recipe booklets.
Our Story in Numbers
Over 12,500 meals served
Awareness events covering 1500 people, including 980 children
40-50% increase in income of community kitchen staff
What People Are Saying
"Foodshaala food is very tasty."
- Class III student
Awarded Certificate of Recognition at the Nutrition Awards 2021 by Glenmark Foundation, World Food Programme and Idobro, for our work on food and nutrition security during COVID-19
Nutrition Awards 2021
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