His Excellency Humaid Al Qatami, Chairman of the Board and Director-General of the Dubai Health Authority felicitated DHA employees, private and government stakeholders who supported DHA’s nutritional awareness initiatives.
Al Qatami highlighted the importance of empowering the public by providing them nutritional advice and education.
He said that “Exercise and nutrition are vital for good health and that the Authority is committed to raise awareness among all sections of society about what constitutes good nutrition and its benefits.”
In 2015, the DHA’s Clinical Nutrition Department held 191 lectures, symposiums and campaigns on healthy nutrition.
The Department carried out 250 workshops to educate stakeholders on different aspects of nutrition including what constitutes healthy food, the food pyramid, foods to eat before and after exercise, healthy cooking methods etc.