Aardram to tackle lifestyle diseases

Thiruvananthapuram: As part of the Aardram initiative – which was launched with the aim of creating people-friendly health delivery system in the state – the Directorate of Health Services (DHS) is planning to launch a mass people’s campaign in the state this month. According to sources, the people campaigns of Mission Aardram would be launched by Chief Minister Pinarayi Vijayan on November 18.       The campaign aims at reaching out to the masses and prevent Non-Communicable Disease (NCD) or lifestyle disease among youngsters. An official of the National Health…

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The Real Junk Food Project: revolutionising how we tackle food waste

Adam Smith is blunt and to the point when I call him to suggest an interview. I want to talk to him about the Real Junk Food Project, which he founded, and suggest doing it at the cafe he set up in Leeds which uses waste food and operates on a pay-as-you-feel basis. “Which cafe? There are 30 of them. And that’s just in Leeds.” Bluntness may well be Smith’s defining characteristic. A chef by training, who had, by his own admission, a troubled childhood, he set up the project…

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