Date of Award


Document Type


Degree Name

Bachelor of Arts


Self-Determined Majors

First Advisor

Amon Emeka

Second Advisor

Jennifer McDonald


Despite improvements in the overall status of malnutrition in India, the numbers remain alarmingly high. In order to address this problem in rural India, the Need for Nutrition Education/Innovation Program (NNEdPro) Global Center for Health and Nutrition, the Remedy Clinic Study Group in Kolkata, and the Inner Wheel Club for Greater Calcutta launched the Bhavishya Shakti Mobile Teaching Kitchen (MTK) project in two slums in Kolkata, India. The Bhavishya Shakti MTK project seeks to ameliorate the level of malnutrition in rural India by improving diet diversity and awareness through cooking demonstrations of sustainable, nutritious, and affordable meals. Locally trained volunteers follow a ‘See One, Do One, Teach One’ (SODOTO) model to transfer nutrition knowledge to their peers.