Varsha Sheth


Tardeo, Mumbai

26 Mar 2012


Ten years ago, Mrs. Varsha Sheth turned her attention to what she was always passionate about: giving back to society.  She has served as President of the Inner Wheel Club of Bombay Queen’s Necklace, on the Advisory Committee of "Women’s India Builds" (an active chapter of Habitat For Humanity, an NGO involved in building homes for the poor) and on the committee of ASMK, a women’s empowerment NGO.   She is also on the committee of NPCCA, a citizen’s group concerning issues of Marine Drive and surrounding locality.  Social causes aside, nutrition is Mrs. Sheth's passion. She has completed a course in Nutrition from Sophia College of Nutrition and has also completed Dr. Vijaya Ventakesh's course on nutrition the natural way.  Today, Mrs. Sheth freelances in Nutrition guidance programs in various schools. Mrs. Sheth addressed the beneficiaries on the value of nutrition. Being slum dwellers, malnutrition, contaminated food and issues like anemia were especially relevant. Short stature is common amongst slum dwellers, yet is preventable through a proper diet. It is especially important that pregnant women and mothers pay attention to the topic of nutrition. Accordingly, Mrs. Sheth passed out copies of the food pyramid and helped the women to relate it to the Indian diet. She spoke on the importance of eating fresh foods with plenty of nutrients and reiterated that healthy food is not necessarily expensive.

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