New Delhi, Oct 14 (GCBusiness) Eat Right School (Safe and Nutritious Food, @ School), a nation-wide program of the Food Safety and Standards Authority of India (FSSAI), has been successfully adopted by PepsiCo India, in line with company’s commitment towards creating awareness about safe food, healthy and sustainable diets.
The adopted modules were rolled out in leading home science colleges across the country where volunteering students were trained as ‘Safe and Nutritious Food (SNF) Fellows’, the company said in a statement on Monday.
These SNF fellows later implemented the programme across schools in Delhi, Gurugram and Mumbai. In 2018-2019, the SNF Fellows facilitated informative sessions on Iron Deficiency Anemia across schools impacting over 4.5 lakh children.
For the year 2019-20, PepsiCo plans to expand the reach to over 200 schools in these cities with a focused curriculum on whole grains.
Through the Program, PepsiCo aims to create continuous engagement with students, teachers and parents to make them aware of the importance of ‘safe and nutritious food’ and inculcate the habit of eating safe and eating right.
The SNF Fellows deliver sessions covering basics of nutrition to students and teachers in schools. So far, around 360 such Fellows have conducted educational sessions for the schools in Delhi, Gurugram and Mumbai.