New Delhi, 21st November 2022: Hotel Association of India, the apex body of the Indian Hospitality industry has joined hands with Impact4Nutrition as a pledged Association partner. Incubated I4N, It is a commitment-based platform for the public and private sectors in India to collectively contribute to improving the nutritional status of every Indian. According to the “Copenhagen Consensus” investing in nutrition is the best public health investment one can make. For every $1 investment, there is a return of $16. Employee retention, a dip in absenteeism and increased productivity are the three core reasons for it.
Mr. Patanjali G. Keswani, Chairman & Managing Director, of Lemon Tree Hotels said, “This is a good cause for HAI members to support, which will add value to the nutritional upliftment of our country. As a part of the hospitality and food & beverage industry, it is important for us to focus on responsibility and sustainability, with nutrition being one of the primary factors to be considered.”
I4N is an endeavour in line with the National Poshan 2.0 Abhiyan of the Government of India. Aligning with the initiative marks a responsible return to business for HAI members post the pandemic.
The Association looks forward to promoting the program across its membership and to encourage its Members to participate in a national movement. HAI members have taken many initiatives for sustainable practices in their operations and such partnerships will strengthen Members’ existing programs on nutrition by providing ideas, knowledge, and technical expertise and aiding activation thereof. There are many ways in which the members’ commitments to the broad objectives of the SDGs can be enhanced by such collaboration, like the promotion of nutrition literacy & training, facilitating healthy menu changes for employees, guests and the extended community, showcasing National Poshan Maah, etc.
Since 2019, many governments and industry bodies like UNICEF India, CII, NASSCOM, TATA Trust, World Bank, UN Global Compat, CSR Box etc. have been collectively involved in this noble initiative in Nation building.