The latest entry of institutions adopting healthier food habits with the inclusion of millets in their menu is the University of Agricultural Sciences (UAS) in Dharwad, Karnataka.

The latest entry of institutions adopting healthier food habits with the inclusion of millets in their menu is the University of Agricultural Sciences (UAS) in Dharwad, Karnataka.
“We had a few reasons to introduce millet in the mess of the hostel. These days, due to consumption of junk and unhealthy food, everyone suffers from diabetes, cholesterol and other heart-related diseases. With the introduction of millet in meals, it will help students stay away from these diseases.
So, the students get to have at least one meal per day that is made from millets—be it breakfast, lunch or dinner. This includes dishes like ragi malt, millet upma, jowar roti and jowar khichdi.

While it takes time for one to get used to the taste of millet, the University believes that students are the best target audience for the superfood to become more mainstream. They would then encourage their parents, and the message gradually spread.