Danashree, 13, lives in the area of Ramgarh Kalas. Prioir to meeting the project team she was anaemic and very unhealthy. She would often be sick and wouldn’t have the energy to leave home. She became very isolated.
Despite knowing she needed to put on weight and eat more, Danashree didn’t know how to cook. She understood very little about good nutrition, what to eat or how to cook healthy meals.
Danashree enrolled in the projects healthy cooking classes. The classes taught her all about getting the essential nutrients like iron, B vitamins and protein from the food they were eating. She learned how to cook simple and affordable recipes using nutrient dense foods.
Now Danashree is helping to cook cook for her family at home and they are benefiting from the skills she picked up from the project. She also tells her friends about what she learned, so they are learning about good nutrition as well.
Danashree’s health has improved drastically. She is now able to go to school regularly, instead of being kept at home by weakness and frequent illness. She has changed her habits to eat less junk food and unhealthy snacks, and is instead eating healthy, protein-rich foods. Her whole family has benefited from her new knowledge, as she has shown them that healthy food can be delicious, and can be made cheaply at home.
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