I have to confess I am an ardent Rujuta Diwekar fan so when I received this email from her office saying they would love to collaborate on this workshop with Kidsstoppress on sharing it with fellow parents I was sooo happy. So what’s the workshop all about? It’s a workshop for kids only with no parents accompanying the child so can be independent and open up about the choices he/she make.
What is the Special focus of this workshop?
The idea is to educate children on nutrition and exercise strategies, which can be implemented throughout their lives. It will also introduce them to the rich Indian food wisdom and help them make the right choices with food.
How does it work for your kid?
The full day workshop will help your kid clarify his/her doubts, decode media messages, ask questions specific to them and their food likes/ dislikes in addition to getting their fundamentals in place regarding food, exercise and sleep.
Rujutaâ€™s farmhouse in Sonave
Barely an hour outside Mumbai, but a world apart, Sonave is a postcard tribal village with lush green fields, small bamboo huts and hills in the background. Rujuta has her ancestral farmhouse there and the peace it offers makes it the perfect venue for this workshop. A group of children will head to the farmhouse and around to learn about the various vegetables and trees grown in the area.
Traditional meals served
The traditional breakfast, lunch and evening snack served are prepared fresh in the kitchen by Rujutaâ€™s mom and her team. The vegetables and grains used are farm fresh and handpicked, especially for the workshop. The cooking method and recipes are also evolved by her, which introduces us to the age-old traditional food wisdom.
The Schedule and Lesson Plan
On signing up we ask you will have to fill up a 3-day diet and activity recall sheet (DAR), which Rujuta and her team will study in detail. This will give them an idea of the food and activity pattern of your kid while in school and at home.
Here is the broad outline of the workshop on 28th June:
7.00 am Â – Pick up from our Khar office and drive to the farmhouse at Sonave
9.00 am Â – Welcome & breakfast followed by informal chat with Rujuta and her family.
9:30 am to 12:30 pm Importance of eating correct for optimum growth
– The Indian food pyramid â€“ The Indian thali system and the science behind it
– How to choose foods wisely for an alert mind and active body
Traditional Indian recipes to boost immunity
– The 5 foods that boost the immune system
– Getting your daily dose of Protein for the bones and brain
12:30 to 1:30 pm A sit down traditional lunch served on banana leaves.
Learning to eat in silence â€“ with all the senses
– Decode media messages about food
– Plan daily and weekly menus for school meals
5.30pm â€“ 8pm Drive back from the farmhouse and drop at our Khar office
Cost:Â Rs 5,000/- (This includes the transportation to and fro, meals)
Eligibility: 4 – 14 years. Adults will not be allowed to accompany the child. If your child is under 7 years andÂ wouldÂ like to attend it with an adult. The adult will be charged but will not be part of theÂ workshop.
Note: The group size is limited to 25 to ensure personalized attention to every participant. YouÂ will need to make the full payment to confirm your childâ€™s seat.
Online transfer/ Direct deposit to:
Beneficiary Name – Rujuta Diwekar
Current Account # – 910020016032277
Bank Name – Axis Bank Ltd.,
IFSC code: UTIB0000415
Branch â€“ Springfields, Lokhandwala, Andheri west
Demand Draft/ Cheque:
For â€˜Rujuta Diwekarâ€™
402/3, Ram Krishna Chambers,
Above Reebok showroom,
Linking Road, Khar west,
Phone: +91 8080824276