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16 Nov 2021

The Lazy Susan Show, Ep. 5 : Sepiring Nasi & Isinya

A fortnightly radio show that serves stories about food, culture, and communities in Indonesia.
Tuesdays, 09.00 WIB/10.00 WITA/11.00/WIT

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Andrea Hasan
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Fifth episode of

The Lazy Susan Show

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It’s only right to share about the recent articles in the series Stall Talk, where we make fun recommendations while sharing bits of stories about the mentioned SMEs. Why eat one side dish with rice when you can eat more! That’s why in Sepiring Nasi Hangat… we mention 3-4 recommendations. Do you have your own recommendations & stories? Read more about here.

What we put on our plates goes beyond helping SMEs, in the way that we actually contribute to the planet. By having various types of food, we learn what’s available during that season and we can also know which produce is abundant and cheaper at the moment. That could mean that produce is at risk of excess harvest and good produce gets thrown away. It does take time to be more aware of what’s going on beyond what’s in front of you, but even baby steps can help the food system be better.

Remember when we were younger we were taught about 4 sehat, 5 sempurna? Turns out the government revised it and did a campaign called, Isi Piringku. In Indonesia, the general guidelines for balanced nutrition, as of 1995, are as follows:

  1. The first half of your plate should staple food and side dishes : 2/3 carbohydrates, and 1/3 side dishes (be it animal protein or vegetable protein).
  2. The other half should be filled with vegetables (raw, steamed, sauteed, or boiled). According to data from the Central Statistics Agency, Indonesian people’s vegetable consumption is relatively low, which is only 180 grams per day. In fact, the amount recommended by the World Health Organization (WHO) is 400 grams.
  3. Don’t forget to add fruits too! have it as a snack in between meals while you’re at it.
  4. And only 1-2 glasses of milk each day.

Stay tuned for the next episode!

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