March Nutrition Month 2015 Activity
To celebrate March Nutrition Month a Nutrition Awareness Camp was organized by Dietitian Lt.Cdr Rabia Anwer (General Secretary of PNDS) and trainees Madiha Ajaz, Sanowber Ajaz and Misbah Ajaz at PNS SHIFA HOSPITAL on 25th of March 2015. The objective was to create awareness among Pakistan Navy employees on the right eating habits and right lifestyle.
The program was initiated with a presentation given by Dietitian Lt.Cdr Rabia Anwer as the theme of this year suggested “Bite into a Healthy Lifestyle” Stall was setup for on the spot measurements of height, weight, BMI, Visceral Fat and Total Body Fat. Nutritional counseling and Diet Plans were given to the attendees. Educational materials on my plate, health tips, healthy snacks recipes, tips about exercise, portion size etc were developed, discussed and distributed to the attendants. Some activities were also arranged to the increase interest of participants of nutritional camp. At the end healthy snacks were distributed.The program was attended by 117 individuals of age between 20 – 60 yrs
“March Nutrition Month 2015 & Registered Dietitians Day”
A Seminar was organized with the Nutrition Month Theme” Bite into a Healthy Lifestyle”
Dr Shaukat Bangash (CEO Quaid-e-Azam International Hospital) was the chief guest.First guest speaker was Dr. Rezzan Khan (Consultant Nutritionist Shifa International Hospital). She spoke on “Sleep Deprivation and Obesity”.Mrs Hajra Ahmed,Assistant Professor at Allama Iqbal Open University delivered her talk on “Dietary Guidelines for prevention of chronic disease. “And third speaker Ayeza Umar (Consultant Clinical Dietitian Quaid e Azam International Hospital) spoke about “Taking the path to healthier Eating”.
The dietitians from Islamabad and Rawalpindi, consultants, medical officers and nursing staff of the Hospital attended the program. The chief guest and guest speakers were presented with shields with PNDS logo, and the participants were given certificates after the event. The event was sponsored by Abbott and Nestle Healthcare; stalls were arranged for public awareness.
Nutrition Activity: Nutrition Session
at The City School, A levels (P.E.C.H.S. campus), Karachi .March 2015.
Ms. Iqra Ghufran (dietitian) organized and judge a nutrition session for A Level Pre-medical students at The City School (P.E.C.H.S. Campus)
Instructions and guidelines were given to the students by the dietitian two week prior to her visit, to enable them to prepare presentations on the following topics; Nutrition Intervention for Hypertension, Diabetes Mellitus and Osteoporosis. The presentations were then judged by her upon her visit to the school on 18th February 2015 on the basis of students’ knowledge, presentation style and delivery.
Appropriate feedback was given to the students after their presentations and lacking were identified, explained and corrected to the satisfaction of the students and the dietitian. After the activity, the dietitian gave a brief introduction about the field of Nutrition and Dietetics, its scope both nationally and internationally.At the end the dietitian was acknowledged with a souvenir by the school’s headmistress and was highly appreciated for this informative session.