The Ministry of Health’s Nutrition Department together with Your Health Uganda are hosting the 3rd Nutrition Healthcare Expo and health camp.
The Health expo kicks off today and will be running for two days at Nsambya sharing hall from 8; 00am to 7; 00pm.
The Director Your Health Uganda John Kayongo says while announcing the event, emphasized the importance of paying attention to diet.
“Because nutrition and diet affects the way we feel, look, think and act, a bad diet results in long term and short term consequences, this can impair our daily health and wellbeing thus reducing our ability to lead an enjoyable and active life” he said.
According to world health organization 50% of the total chronic diseases are attributable to poor nutrition habits yet these chronic diseases are largely preventable.
“For this reason diet and nutrition are important factors in the promotion and maintenance of good health throughout the life cycle” he revealed.
Activities lined up for the event include Demonstration of maternal and child nutritious products, Workshop on Nutrition through the life cycle, Nutrition and diets advice , cooking demonstrations of nutritious local and international dishes ,Juices, and smoothies, breast feeding awareness campaigns and other health awareness campaigns .
“We shall also have a free health camp; with free scanning, first aid training techniques, eye checkup, Diabetes and High blood pressure checkup and the general public is invited to attend 3 days of free activities,” Kayongo added.