The La Dadekotopon Municipal Assembly together with the Global Wellness Mission held a program at La Apaapa on June 26, 2021 to educate the public on the importance of eating nutritious foods.
Speaking at the program, the La South sub metro head and a Public Health Nurse, madam Ethel noted that the public education on nutritional eating could help reduce the prevalence rate of non-communicable diseases in our community and the country as a whole..
Guest speaker, Madam Barikisu, a nutrition officer at Ga South East Municipal Health Directorate enlightened the people on “healthy nutrition lifestyle”, by elaborating on what to do to stay healthy and to prevent future diseases that are nutrition related.
La Dade Kotopon Municipal Health Directorate Nutrition Officer, Madam Agatha Klevor, urged the people to include the ‘4 STAR DIET’ which are legumes, protein source and oils, staples, vegetables and fruits in their day to day meals.
There were in display locally made natural drinks (zonkum, tropical mix, sobolo, pineapple and ginger) to create awareness to discourage people to stop drinking the artificial and carbonated drinks which contains mostly color, high amount of sugar and perseverative which can lead to liver and kidney problems.
The program ended with a health screening and aerobics for the community members. They were screened for their blood sugar, blood pressure, body mass index, to ascertain their health status.