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19 The mobile teaching kitchen initiative: a case study from Delhi, India
  1. Harmanpreet Kaur1,
  2. Sucheta Mitra1,
  3. Chhaya Bhanti2,
  4. Dolly Garia2,
  5. Anamika Ghosh2,
  6. Tanya Jaswal2,
  7. Aakriti Wanchoo2 and
  8. Sumantra Ray1,3,4
  1. 1NNEdPro Global Institute for Food, Nutrition and Health, Cambridge, UK
  2. 2Vertiver, Delhi, India
  3. 3Ulster University, Coleraine, UK
  4. 4University of Cambridge, Cambridge, UK


Background NNEdPro and ‘Vertiver’ collaborated on adapting the Mobile Teaching Kitchen (MTK) Initiative to educate and empower women (in East Delhi) in nutrition education and build a better future for themselves and their communities. Vertiver has been training women on a waste-to-wealth model for treating organic waste and has helped set up a community-based biogas plant close to a community run kitchen. This has enabled women to use organic waste from homes to generate gas and use this kitchen to cook and disseminate nutrition awareness through MTK-related training.

Methodology Longitudinal interventional methods were used for the study. NNEdPro conducted a See One Do One and Teach One (SODOTO) workshop and welcomed 15 women to attend the SEE One- Do One sessions and 10 were selected for Teach One. They were split into teams and asked to prepare index dishes from the MTK menu template. The team’s cooking and nutritional understanding was evaluated by the NNEdPro team. Both pre and post SODOTO intervention, Knowledge Attitudes and Practices (KAP) & Health Data were collected.

Results Descriptive analyses of SODOTO and KAP are underway. So far preliminary insights demonstrate that the SODOTO intervention has been well received with a good level of readiness to positively change KAP.

Conclusion This was an insightful experience for both NNEdPro and Vertiver to come together for knowledge exchange on healthy and nutritious eating, combined with diet sustainability and waste management. The women who received this initial training will now be involved in disseminating nutrition awareness to wider communities in Delhi.

Acknowledgements We would like to acknowledge and thank key individuals, particularly Indu Tripathi, Vasundhra Singh, Nikita Sharma, Deepshree Singh, Asim Manna, Debashis Chakraborty, Elizabeth Richards, Mousumi Naiya, Kanika Mondal; Wanja Nyaga, Organisations: Vertiver, NNEdPro, and Bhavishya Shakti and funding (from Vertiver) for their time and resources towards this project.

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