Apr 9, 2018
Apr 6, 2018
The Department of Physical Education at Lady Shri Ram College For Women organized a session on “Diet and Nutrition” with Dr. Sunita Roy Chowdhury, Chief Dietician, BLK Super Specialty Hospital on 25th January 2018. She has 25+ years of experience as a clinical nutritionist and is founder of ‘Healthy Nudges’, a health site being managed by experienced professionals currently. She talked about various diet requirements according to different age groups, benefits of pulses and importance of detoxification and about how our body requirements varies with the changing environment, thereby emphasizing on the improvement of the health and quality of life through dietary and nutritional assessment, counseling and education.
Focusing on the current status of the awareness of ‘Nutrition’ in the general masses and its aspect in the daily routine, she pointed that it is much less than it should be in India. All the National and International players from the college put up their various question regarding intake of both liquids and solids both during and off competitions. A proper diet schedule was provided by Dr Sunita Chowdhary for the same. During the interactive session, the importance of various sources of carbohydrates, proteins, vitamins, fats, minerals etc. along with their required intake was discussed.
New insights about breaking various food myths and outlook towards need of healthy diet among young sports athletes were also explored. The players were recommended with handy food items to stay well fed and hydrated throughout the day. Effects of excessive use of tea and coffee, detoxification, unhealthy eating habits like binge eating and drinking were also discussed. The talk ended with a discourse on psychological well-being of today’s youth whose attention is driven more towards their weight rather than health which results in feeding the disease rather than preventing it.
By Ishita Sharma
Department of Journalism
Apr 2, 2018
Journalistic activity which touches on the lives and welfare of children should always be carried out with appreciation of the vulnerable situation of children.
Even the journalistic coverage and subsequent exposure of the Swat Valley encounter experienced first hand by Malala Yousafzai falls in the grey space of such vulnerability that children are put in, themselves. The journalistic question raised by Malala Yousafzai's tragedy is this: when parents make their children vulnerable by placing them in the media spotlight, are journalists ever obligated to act in loco parentis and exercise restraint? And if so — when and how? In Malala's case, at least, there's no easy answer. Perhaps the extensive coverage of Malala helped put her at risk. But it also highlighted her passionate and courage — and the brutality of the system she was fighting against. Whether that trade-off was worth it may depend, in the end, on whether she survives.
For the benefit for children themselves, how events including them are covered, how events are presented to them; 4 basic ground Principles were laid down to keep children both informed yet at the same time not deter their development as individuals. Why does this separation become important for children? It is because they are directly affected by the things they see on the screens. Children are neither mentally developed enough to question things or rationalise fantasy from reality nor hold the mental grit to distinguish right from wrong(morals & ethical dilemmas); any biased information or ethically wrong or immoral information can affect them negatively which is antithetical to their development.
Over the past 30 years there has been extensive research on the relationship between televised violence and violent behavior among youth. Longitudinal, cross-sectional, and experimental studies have all confirmed this correlation. Televised violence and the presence of television in American households have increased steadily over the years. In 1950, only 10% of American homes had a television.Today 99% of homes have televisions. In fact, more families have televisions than telephones. Over half of all children have a television set in their bedrooms. This gives a greater opportunity for children to view programs without parental supervision. Studies reveal that children watch approximately 28 hours of television a week, more time than they spend in school. The typical American child will view more than 200,000 acts of violence, including more than 16,000 murders before age 18. Television programs display 812 violent acts per hour; children's programming, particularly cartoons, displays up to 20 violent acts hourly. Schools, hospitals, and community groups may hold free workshops on topics such as taking control of kids' TV watching. They can make a difference in the way media impacts on their kids. If they limit, supervise, and share media experiences with children, they have much to gain. When parents help their children understand how their media choices affect them, they actively control their media use rather than giving in to the influence of media without thinking about it.
● Children have an absolute right to privacy. The highest ethical and professional standards in reporting and covering cases of children must be observed such that in all publicity concerning children, the best interests of the child shall be the primary concern.
● The child’s dignity must be respected at all times.
● Children have the right to be heard. Access to media by children should be encouraged.
● The mass media is a partner in the promotion of child rights and the prevention of child delinquency, and is encouraged to relay consistent messages through a balanced approach. Journalistic activity which touches on the lives and welfare of children must be carried out with sensitivity and appreciation of the vulnerable situation of children, so that children are not re-victimized or re-traumatized.
By Shweta Kaul, Second Year,
BA Journalism (H)