Garden is currently studying for an
Association for Nutrition Level 4 Online
Nutrition Course qualification. She says, "It
is well documented that being sedentary
all day long is not good for our health and
well-being, so it is important to have a
break at lunchtime, eat properly, chat to
colleagues and move around; even 15
minutes of gentle exercise can help get
the brain re-engaged."
From curry and quesadilla to
shepherd's pie and Spanish stew, Tiffin
Time's weekly changing menu takes
inspiration from all over the world. All
leftover food is channelled into local
initiatives that deliver it to those in need.
The use of tiffin tins means that there is
minimal waste, as they are washed each
night and reused. Each Tiffin Time meal is
split between three tiffin tins, with a meaty
or veggie main, accompanied by two
side dishes, such as salad, vegetables
and brown rice. The meaty option costs
£6.50 and the veggie option costs £5.50,
delivery is 50p and the tins are collected
on the next delivery round.
Tiffin: a light midday meal or luncheon. In the period of the British
Raj the custom of afternoon tea was supplanted by the local Indian
practice of taking a light meal which became known as tiffin. In parts
of India, such as Mumbai, the word mostly refers to a packed lunch of
some sort. In Mumbai, it is often forwarded to them by dabbawalas,
sometimes known as tiffin wallahs, who use a complex system to get
thousands of tiffin-boxes to their destinations. The lunch boxes are
called tiffin carriers, tiffin-boxes or just tiffins.
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