Dubai Health Authority launches campaign to raise awareness about importance of balanced diet during the Holy month of Ramadan.
United Arab Emirates, Dubai, July 22, 2012: The Department of Nutrition at the Dubai Health Authority launched yesterday a campaign to raise awareness about the importance of having a balanced diet during the Holy month of Ramadan.
The campaign known as, “A balanced and healthy diet for Ramadan” was launched at the DHA headquarters by Dr Ali Sayed, Director of Pharmaceutical Services at the DHA.
Dr Sayed said: “It is important to raise awareness about the importance of maintaining a healthy diet especially when one is fasting to ensure that the body gets all the essential nutrition to remain healthy. This is especially important for people who have diabetes and other such diseases and are fasting. During the Holy month of Ramadan, what we eat, in terms of quality and the quantity of food is vital for it helps us sustain ourselves through the long hours of fasting.”
وأوضحت وفاء عايش مدير إدارة التغذية السريرية بهيئة الصحة بدبي أن الحملة تركز على تقديم النصائح والإرشادات بأهمية الغذاء المتوازن والغذاء المناسب للمرضى وإجراء الفحوصات المجانية المتعلقة بفحص السكري وقياس الطول والوزن ومعدل كتلة الجسم.Wafaa Ayesh, Director of Clinical Nutrition at the DHA said that the campaign focuses on providing advice and guidance on the importance of a balanced diet and what constitutes a healthy diet.
She said the campaign included free blood sugar and BMI (Body Mass Index) testing.