On April 22, Ministry of Health and Family Welfare shared a stock photograph that seemed to indicate that a vegetarian diet is a ‘healthier’ diet. It contained caricatures of two women, one curvy, and the other slim.
One is visibly larger and contains meat, eggs, bread, burgers, beer, doughnuts, fries and fizzy drinks. The other is lean and contains exotic fruits and vegetables that are deemed available and affordable for the typical Indian woman, like avocados and raspberries.
Eggs are still officially part of the mid-day meal in some government schools, but has been substituted with banana in some state schemes so as not to hurt the “religious sensitivities” of vegetarian students.
Some of what people were saying is below:
Egg is unhealthy?!
Now that we are done rewriting history, let's rewrite science. pic.twitter.com/EQxVOOX72K
— Shirish Kunder (@ShirishKunder) April 23, 2018
So, Ministry of Health @MoHFW_INDIA picks up a stock photo which portray eggs, poultry, meat and bread as unhealthy and tweets that as health advice.
Link to the stock photo website: https://t.co/cTUlaoTPuC
And they've quietly deleted their tweet now. pic.twitter.com/f7GhiLhgln
— Pratik Sinha (@free_thinker) April 23, 2018
— Suby (@Subytweets) April 23, 2018
The Ministry of Health and Family Welfare tells all women that they do not need protein or carbohydrates, and they should just live on fruits and vegetables. How surreptitiously eggs and meat have been put into the unhealthy choice on the left!
They've also shamed large women.😡 pic.twitter.com/hNRHEnqnLm
— Sanjiv Bhatt (IPS) (@sanjivbhatt) April 23, 2018
Wow, eggs are bad?!
It's one of the cheapest sources of complete nutrition, and probably adds to a lot state revenue.
Then again, it's Ministry of Health and not Ministry of Wealth.
— Mihir Bijur (@MihirBijur) April 23, 2018
Ofcourse bread and butter are unhealthy. You tell me Where does butter come from? Milk. Where milk comes from? Cow. What does cow eat? Plants. What does plants have? Leaf. What does leaf rhyme with? Beef. And we all know how unhealthy beef is.
— Mr Peanutbutter (@illogicalhooman) April 23, 2018
Actually, the thin woman has a badly-balanced died (not enough protein & carbs. Why are eggs on the 'bad' body?). Plus fat (which the woman on the right isn't. She's curvy) doesn't necessarily mean unfit, but and thank you, Govt of India, for fatshaming us. https://t.co/2saKQApv8s
— Deepanjana (@dpanjana) April 23, 2018
Is Egg unhealthy? If so, Dhara Singh, Dharmendra, Sachin, Saina etc should all apologise to 1.3 Billion Indians for promoting this fake news created by NECC. pic.twitter.com/iNq6E3TsFV
— Unofficial Sususwamy (@swamv39) April 23, 2018