To study the awareness of food security and need of portion control in quick service restaurants
Dr. Nandkishor Sarode, Prachi Hajare Wani
“Government may ask hotels to specify portion size to check wastage of food”, this news suddenly gave hoteliers a very alarming evening for sure. It came as a surprise to many people that how can now government start controlling the portion size which is served in the restaurants, but the need has arisen, as the food wastage has become not only an Indian but a global problem. Food wastage and food security has unexpectedly become an important topic of discussion from the time Indian government has proposed a legal action to control the food potion that is served in the restaurant or in of the social events. The thought behind the proposal is very noble, but will it be really acceptable in India by consumers? Probably No. Regrettably law should not be the only mode to control what people eat. It is important for consumer to understand the kind of wastage that is happening around us. A group of professors from University of Agricultural Sciences (UAS), Bangalore studied 75 Bangalore wedding halls for 6 months and found out that the 943 tons of good quality food was wasted which could actually serve to 2.6 crore people. Today it has become very important for people to understand the meaning of food security and a link in between the food security and food wastage. The study aims to understand the awareness of food security and the importance of food portion control in the Quick Service Restaurant.