Grub is at the centre of all human life. So, an American businesswoman, author and philanthropist Bethemy Frankel, equates it with an investment. “Your diet,” she says, is a bank account. Good food choices are good investments.” The food you eat could be either the safest and most powerful form of medicine or the lowest form of poison.

Especially so for students of all ages. Nutritious breakfast and lunch are also linked to emotional well- being of pupils across all ages. Therefore, inclusion of good nutrition finds its place in public health strategy to boost the physical and mental health of pupils in several countries.

Food takes precedence among all considerations for students in hostels. In this context it is heartening to note that the prestigious Indian Institute of Technology, Gandhinagar (IITGN) has bagged the Eat Right Campus award with a five star rating from the well-known certifying agency called the Food Safety and Standards....

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