I grew up in a rural area where agriculture was the primary source of food and income. There were varieties of fresh food in our village, but many people, including me, had no idea how a healthy diet looks. It took me time to know that local fresh food provides more nutrients and flavor than a refined one.
Despite food availability and affordability, a good number of children would suffer from malnutrition. In today’s world, “more than 95% of all chronic disease is caused by food choice, toxic food ingredients, nutritional deficiencies, and lack of physical exercise,” explains author, investigative journalist, educator Mike Adams.
“I believe that a healthy eating education is needed to promote sustained adoption of healthy eating behaviors. My motivation in nutrition is that if we teach people to fix their diet, they can then correct their health issues!”
Working for Sight and Life is an opportunity for me to contribute towards achieving this goal and give back to the community by using my technical skills. I will develop an effective monitoring and evaluation system that provides information, brings learnings, and influences decision making while measuring Sight and Life’s contribution to the anticipated change. Through this role, I also look to gain knowledge and expertise on how nutrition plays a vital role in improving people’s lives.