About the Cooking Competition
The ‘Meri Poushtik Rasoi’ contest by Glenmark Foundation, is a move to collectively gather knowledge about food that is traditional, nutritious and above all, relevant to local situations.
Glenmark Foundation has been working in the area of malnutrition for the last 8 years. In its constant endeavor to tackle this issue, it is continuously looking for innovative solutions. The pan India “Meri Poushtik Rasoi” Recipe Contest will assist in identifying, collating and appreciating the nutrition rich native recipes we have in Indian cuisine, which could offer an answer to curb malnutrition at a local level both in urban and rural areas using local and traditional ingredients, method and knowledge.
The ‘Meri Poushtik Rasoi’ recipe contest will help to draw out and document this existing knowledge and take it to a wider audience for advocacy around a more nutritious lifestyle. It will also build capacity of social workers in the field of malnutrition and provide them with the tools and knowledge to convince women in the community on the need and methods to cook nutritious and locally relevant recipes.
The Contest aims to reach out to people across society who can contribute to food and nutrition that could influence food habits. These include health and social workers such as ASHA workers, NGOs working in communities and Anganwadis to individuals,home cooks, chefs, professionals, nutritionists, students from nutrition, and hospitality colleges, Food bloggers and more to come together, rediscover our roots and create a repository of indigenous food knowledge that can serve the collective good.
Finally, it will encourage all women to experiment and look at new ideas of preparing and even presenting food in an interesting way for children to lead a healthy life.