IDA Bangalore Chapter announces The Healthy Swap Initiative

Bangalore, October 4, 2017: Indian Dietetic Association, Bangalore Chapter, today announced a unique health initiative The Healthy Swap, to spread awareness about healthy snacking options that can be swapped with the popular not so healthy snacks, in an endeavour to improve the snacking habits of Indians in urban metros.

A">#222222;mso-ansi-language:EN-IN">A recentsurvey by Nielsen on snacking among 30,000 urban consumers showed that 67% ofIndians are consuming snacks instead of breakfast and 56% are replacing dinnerand lunch each with snacks. Looking at the current snacking trend, renownednutritionists Dr.">Dr.">Dr.">#222222">Dr. Geetha Santhosh, President IDA, Bangalore chapter, andAssistant Professor, Department of Nutrition & Dietetics, Mount CarmelCollege, Autonomous, Bengaluru,">,">#222222;mso-ansi-language:EN-IN">, Ms.SheelaKrishnaswamy,Diet,">#222222">Krishnaswamy,Diet, Nutrition & Wellness Consultant, Ms. Anjana Nair, RD - From the WellnessIndustry, General Manager (Transview Enterprise), Dr. Priyanka Rohatgi- ChiefClinical Dietician & Head for Apollo Group of Hospitals, Bangalore unveiled">#222222;mso-ansi-language:EN-IN">unveiled the initiative to">#222222">to encourage Indians toopt for snacks that are tasty and yet power packed with nutrients,">,">#222222;mso-ansi-language:EN-IN">, urging Indians to swap the unhealthy ones withhealthier choices.

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