Food Choices of GEN Z

Generation Zoomer (Gen Z) is a generation that zooms on the internet. They radiate the energy of being the main character. The tech-mindedness of Gen Z is shown by their use of social media platforms to gather information. Gen Z views themselves as the generation of “foodies”, being a part...

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सोचाइको एक दिन

आज बिहान हतारमा निस्किए म। सोचाइको सेतो कमिज, खैरो पाइन्ट र खुट्टामा चप्पल लगाएर दौडिए । मलाई साथीहरु भेट्नु थियो । छिटो नपुगे गाडी छुट्छ ओहो ! चितवनको चिल्लो अनि सिधा बाटोमा सानो गाडी चल्छ, सेतो म्याजिक। होचो गाडी, ठ्याक्कै ७ जनालाई सिट भएको तर १४ जना बस्न पर्ने ।...

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Breastfeeding; Healthy from People to Planet

Do you believe that breastfeeding can be healthy for people and for the planet as well? I guess, we all are mostly aware of benefits of breastfeeding to babies as we are told or in any way, we got to know about it but recently research has revealed that breastfeeding...

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Menstrual Cups in the Nepali Context

As you shop for period products, tucked away on one of the shelves, you might see a lesser-known option for pads and tampons: the reusable menstrual cup. A menstrual cup is a bell-shaped container, made of silicone, latex, or rubber. Like a tampon, it’s inserted into the vagina when people...

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Food and Female

My neighbor is seven months pregnant. She is putting faith in her pregnancy, and she is getting good care and nourishment. She is enjoying her road toward motherhood while receiving love and respect. Is the need for nourishment only crucial during pregnancy and breastfeeding? We recently observed the biggest festivals,...

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COVID19 & Maskne

One day going with one of my colleagues for the lunch during office hours, I noticed she felt very uncomfortable wearing a mask but at a time she denied taking off the mask until the food arrived. As soon as our order arrived, she took off her mask and I...

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A Loud and Proud Feminist

Yes, I am a Feminist. I want to be loud enough and say, I am a man, and I am a feminist.I am a feminist because I believe in equality.I will continue being a feminist until and unless every woman and girl can enjoy theirbody autonomy, can have respectful sexual...

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World Humanitarian Day 2021

Every year World Humanitarian Day is commemorated on August 19 to pay tribute to all the humanitarians who get injured and killed during the course of their work and to honor all the health workers who work for human aid despite the odds. August 19 was designated in the memory...

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Food Safety Amid COVID-19 Pandemic

Do you ever think whether or not the food you’re having is SAFE? This is one question that needs to be thought well before eating any kind of food. Food safety in common means the overall process that compromises of different processes like food handling, storage, and preparation of food...

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How to Choose Perfect Quality Mango In Market

It’s Asaar and it is the time of mango harvesting, selling, and buying season. Mango is the king of tropical fruit and we know that very well. Mango has a very good juicy intense sweet taste when we eat it. I think most people like mango very much and most...

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Managing nutrition of COVID patient at home post-ICU

Covid-19 infection affects the lungs and makes us sick. In severe case, one has to be admitted to the ICU to support in breathing process with a ventilator. In the ICU, you receive nutrition through your veins to fight against infection. After being discharged from hospital, maintaining your health status...

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Let’s normalize menstruation

We have already stepped on the menstrual month of 2021 which is in the month of May. May 28 is also called MHD or MH Day i.e. Menstrual Hygiene day. This day ie. May 28 has a symbolic meaning -> May is the 5th month of the year and the menstruation’s average length is also 5 days every...

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Period Blood: Pure or Impure?

Is the period blood pure or impure? This question might confuse a lot of people about menstrual blood. To answer this we must first understand the menstruation cycle; the natural process of the female body. Females have an amazing process going on inside their body. One of them is menstruation....

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Agriculture and Nutrition

“GOOD NUTRITION BEGINS WITH FOOD AND AGRICULTURE” Agriculture and nutrition both begin with the word “Food.” Food is a major byproduct of agricultural practices and as a result, a key component of healthy nutrition. The much evidence, research shows that there’s a lot more to nutrition than just having food....

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SOCHAI’s Field: Learning and Blessing

SOCHAI recently conducted three visits to Tarkeshwor Municipality, Ward number 1, 2, and 3 on 20th November, 24th December 2020, and 18th March 2021 respectively under the COVID Response Program. Participating in the entire program was a great learning opportunity for me. I learned a great deal from the SOCHAI...

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Poshan Hero – IWD 2021

On the occasion of International Women’s Day 2021, SOCHAI recognized 7 grass-root female entrepreneurs as POSHAN (Nutrition) HEROES. When the COVID-19 pandemic started and the entire country went under lockdown, most of the small local businesses lost their source of income and means to feed their families. However, the resilience...

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gender based violence

Preventing Gender-based Violence

When I was only a child, I remember our house helper, who helped us with the chores, was at times severely bruised and wounded. On such days, my mother used to offer her food and listen to her problems. I later found out she was married to a drunkard. Her...

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Manage your Diabetes with “STAR”

Diabetes is the condition characterized by elevated levels of glucose in the blood (hyperglycemia) resulting from defects in insulin secretion, insulin action or both. Management of Diabetes means controlling blood glucose level. Controlling of blood glucose level can be done by monitoring blood glucose level at home. This is called...

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Brave Bitter Gourd

The Brave Bitter Gourd

An Apple, a Mango, a Banana, and a Bitter gourd meet each other after 23 years.  Apple: Hi guys! I am very busy these days. I had to manage my schedule to meet you today. Bitter gourd: *Furiously* Oh really?? Apple: *Proudly* Yes, I am in huge demand these days. And...

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Malnutrition and Youth

According to World Bank, over 1/3rd of child mortality in Nepal is due to malnutrition and reasons associated with it. Despite of several efforts to reduce malnutrition in Nepal, the findings of recent NDHS 2016 report reveals, 36% of children in Nepal are stunted, 10% are wasted and 27% are underweight. It...

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Breastfeeding Facts

Collected by: Kritee Lamichhane 1. World Health Organization (WHO) recommends breastfeeding should begin within one hour of birth 2. Breastfeeding should be “on demand”, as often as the child wants day and night (Usually 8-12 times in 24 hours), bottles or pacifiers should be avoided 3. A child must be exclusively breastfed for the...

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Get menstru-nutritious and be unstoppable!

I got my first period at the age of 13. I used to study in grade 8. I vividly remember losing consciousness in school assembly due to heavy bleeding and severe menstrual cramps. I was unaware of what was happening to me. My first period was a scary and bitter...

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We are what our environment is

Ever since I remember my childhood, I was told that the trees and plants can hear, see and feel like us, humans. At the age of 25, I now know that they don’t, but, I don’t think it would be wrong to say that my love for nature grew with...

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Diary of Aayam’s Mother

-Written by Saina Shrestha [Note* This article intends to correlate the inter-generational cycle of malnutrition in Nepali communities (especially rural), and how the cultural feeding practices have direct or incidental impact on the maternal and child health. Aayam’s mother as the narrator tells her story as a girl child, as...

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HIV & Breastfeeding : Is it right?

It is a known fact that that an HIV-positive mother can infect her baby through breastfeeding. However, if correct measures are taken, the risk of transmission can be reduced and the child can received adequate nutrition and antibodies through breastfeeding. Every HIV positive mother has the right to have all...

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The official unmasking: my beauty secret

By: Saina Shreshta As I made my way through the corridor to my cabin, I noticed Linda hurrying from the other side. I waved my hand and started walking towards her. With hands full of filed documents, I could see Linda short-winded, managing to shove off saying, “You look flawless!...

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Nutribeads for Making Nutrition Better!

High prevalence of malnutrition is one of the major public health problems in Nepal. It is one of the leading causes of child mortality & morbidity in the country. Thousands of children miss the opportunity to reach their full potential due to the physical and mental effects of poor nutrition...

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Nutrition and Youth Advocacy Days

-Richa Neupane, Teach For Nepal “In our school, younger students come to school with a five or ten rupee note every morning and before assembly, they buy chamcha paun, candy, instant noodles etc. It was a very apt awareness program for our school. The SOCHAI team carried their work impeccably...

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Red Cycle Bracelet: What-Why-How?

SOCHAI’s Red Cycle Bracelet i.e. the Menstruation Bracelet is based on the calendar method of fertility awareness. In the bracelet, different colored beads are arranged in a way that helps learn, track and communicate an average menstrual cycle of 28 days. The bracelet is developed as a low-tech wearable education...

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पोषण स्तरोन्नति गर्ने दृढ सोचका साथ ‘सोचाई-पोषणका लागी युवा’

पोषण तथा यस सम्बन्धि जानकारीको अभावले हाम्रो गाँउ–समाजमा गम्भिर समस्याहरु निम्त्याएको महसुस गरेपछि, जनस्वास्थ्य, फार्मेसी, समाजसेवा र मिडिया जस्ता विविध पृष्ठभूमिका ४ युवा विद्यार्थीहरू, बोनिता शर्मा, नेहा मल्ल, मन्जिता राजोपाध्याय र आशुतोष कार्कीमा नेपालीहरूको स्वास्थ्य र पोषण स्तरोन्नति गर्ने दृढ सोचका साथ “सोचाई – पोषणका लागी युवा”, एक सामाजिक अभियानको...

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RED CYCLE: EMPOWERING GIRLS THROUGH MENSTRUATION EDUCATION

We are the Social Changemakers and Innovators (SOCHAI) and just like Dean Kamen, we believe that, “every once in a while, a new technology, an old problem, and a simple idea can turn into an impactful innovation.” Since past one and half year, SOCHAI has been working at the grass-root...

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MALE BREASTFEEDING

-Sagar Parajuli World Breastfeeding Week is celebrated every year from 1 to 7 August to encourage breastfeeding and improve the health of babies around the world. This year the World Breastfeeding week is being celebrated with the slogan “Empower Parents, Enable Breastfeeding”. This theme/slogan was chosen to focus on supporting...

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