Monday, November 11, 2013

This week is Obesity Week

We closed off with Brigitte LeClercq - A registered dietician and spokesperson of the Association for Dietetics in South Africa to tell us more about healthy eating. This week is Obesity Week and the theme is ‘Eat less – choose your portion with caution!’ It is reported that overweight and obesity are affecting the majority of South Africans, especially adult women and preschool children. This is putting South Africans at risk for chronic diseases, such as heart disease and strokes, diabetes and some cancers. ‘Eat less – choose your portion with caution!’ will be the central message for National Nutrition Week 2013, with three important supplementary messages, namely:

·        Choose a variety of foods from different food groups and eat recommended amounts

·        Make portion control a daily way of life

·        Use salt and foods high in salt sparingly

For more information visit www.adsa.org.za

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