World Nutrition Day

SRINAGAR — Department of Dietetics and Therapeutics, Sher-i-Kashmir Institute of Medical Sciences Srinagar in collaboration with Indian Dietetics Association celebrated “World Nutrition Day” under the patronage of Prof. Omar Javed Shah, Director SKIMS & EOSG and Dr. Farooq A. Jan, Medical Superintendent, SKIMS on Tuesday.

On the occasion, Nasreen Paul, Head Department of D&T and convener Indian Dietetics Association J&K Chapter, Shahana Qureshi Sr. Manager D&T and Exe. Member Indian Dietetics Association, Kounsar Parveen Sr. Dietitian and secretary Indian Dietetics Association, Sakina Akhtar Sr. Dietitian and Exe. Member Indian Dietetics Association and other Dietitians and members of IDA highlighted the importance of healthy eating to the patients and attendants with main focus on the theme “Eat Right Live Right” during Ramadhan.

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Different categories of patients were given on-spot tips on right choice of food and fluid intake to have energy and water balance especially during the fasting month.

They were advised to consume plenty of high fibre foods such as whole grain cereals, fruits and vegetables, moderate amount of fleshy foods, beans and lentils, dried fruits and nuts along with right quantity of fluids for health benefits.

In general, avoid fried and processed foods high in fats and sugar and avoid overeating as a well balanced diet with regular physical activity is the recipe for good health.

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