One of the key philosophies of the Amira Foundation lies in the recognition that promoting education and knowledge is one of the most important steps in tackling both hunger and obesity, and empowering people to make healthier eating choices. It is our belief that bloggers and writers play an immense role in helping to spread… Continue reading Food Blogger Initiative
When many people think of malnutrition their minds immediately spring to what is known as Protein-Energy Malnutrition (PEM). PEM nutrition is essentially the term used to refer to when one has an insufficient calorie intake due to a lack of food, and is essentially hunger based malnutrition. It is easy to see why PEM receives… Continue reading What Is Micronutrient Malnutrition and Why Does It Matter?
One of our key goals at the Amira Foundation is to work towards improving the nutrition of children worldwide and we have been involved with the Akshaya Patra Foundation in the past.
The Amira Foundation support two India-based charities, the Handicapped Children’s Rehabilitation Association (HCRA) and Handicapped Children and Women’s Aid (HCWA), these excellent charities do extraordinary work throughout India in aid of handicapped women and children. HCWA is a voluntary organisation that works to serve poor and underprivileged women and children who suffer from one or… Continue reading Charitable initiatives in India
Amira supports Developments In Literature (DIL) a charity that educates and empowers underprivileged children in Pakistan, by operating student-centred schools and providing teaching staff with high quality professional and vocational development. The Amira Group had the privilege of supporting DIL’s fundraising activities in the USA in 2014, with our sponsorship of the DIL Charity Gala… Continue reading Developments in Literature
The Amira Foundation recognises that good nutrition is of the utmost importance for children. Not only does nutrition education in childhood lay the foundations for good health in later life, but promoting good nutrition in children allows for greater development of the immune system and helps the body to grow to its full potential. Proper… Continue reading Healthy Eating Books for Children
Macronutrients: The Building Blocks of a Healthy Lifestyle Macronutrients are the nutrients that provide our bodies with calories and energy. Macronutrients need to be consumed in large amounts as they give us the main nutrients that our bodies need for growth, metabolism and other essential bodily functions.
Proteins are large molecules which consist of the amino acids essential for our bodies to function properly. Protein consumption is essential for the human body and plays a vital role in the building and maintenance of our muscles, organs and other key tissues.
Fats are foods that contain fatty acids and are necessary for several metabolic and structural functions. Fat has a bad reputation but there are, in fact, good fats which the body needs to function, as well as bad fats which should be avoided as much as possible. Good Fats [one_half extra=”nutritioncols” anim=”bounceInLeft”] Monounsaturated Fats Eating… Continue reading Fats
Carbohydrates are foods that contain the sugars that break down in our bodies to create glucose. Once broken down, glucose is moved around our bodies through our blood stream and provides essential energy to our brains, muscles and other essential organs. [one_half extra=”nutritioncols” anim=”bounceInLeft”] Good Sources of Carbohydrates Basmati Rice Brown Rice Chia Fruit Lentils… Continue reading Carbohydrates