“We keep on working, toiling, struggling mentally and emotionally but when it comes to our body, we take a back seat, we keep ignoring the signals it gives us and take undue advantage of its capacity. Let’s learn to value this machine as it will wear out if not serviced regularly.”

MRIS, Ludhiana understands the importance of a healthy body and a healthy soul. In addition to the personal well-being and mindfulness session being conducted every day during the online school, MRIS, Ludhiana organised a Live Session ‘Food and Mood’ with Dr. Savreet Dhillon recently.

Dr. Savreet Dhillon is a registered dentist and a dietician from Punjab who has completed her Master’s in Nutrition from the University of Nottingham, England. She is currently practising as a Food and Nutrition supervisor for ‘Fraser Health Authority’, Canada. She reiterated the importance of a healthy diet and how taking small meals after every few hours can get us going. She mentioned how obesity among children is growing, worldwide and that one of the key factors which contributed to this shocking trend is bad food habits and the increasing fascination towards Junk Food. In response to a question from the audience as to what exactly is termed as ‘healthy nutrition’, she affirmed that eating wholesome and balanced food from all the basic food groups; which consist of dairy group, poultry group, grains and pulses group, fruits and vegetables group, and some from fats, oils and sweets group are needed as the building blocks and for the chemical machinery of the human body.

An overwhelming response from the parents and the students was seen during the Virtual session. There was an array of questions and queries that were answered by her. Dr. Savreet articulated that we should take enormous care of ourselves during this time when the world has been casted by the shadow of the pandemic and also pleaded the audience to Let “Food be their Medicine’ and not let ‘Medicine become their Food.’

She expressed her gratitude to the entire team of MRIS, Ludhiana for organising this informative session as such sessions not only boost the enthusiasm of the audience in following a healthy diet but also make them aware of the do’s and don’ts.