DUBAI, 22nd April, 2022 (WAM) — The Ministry of Health and Prevention (MoHAP) has recently organised a community event as part of the ‘Food for Life’ campaign, under the theme ‘Together for a healthy Ramadan’. The event was pat of the efforts to raise public awareness, improve the health of individuals, and provide them with skills that contribute to strengthening health sustainability.
Held at Arabian Centre in Dubai, the event aimed to highlight the importance of healthy food derived from sustainable sources, as well as its impact on the environment, society, and future generations.
In his address during the event, Dr. Hussain Abdul Rahman Al Rand, Assistant Undersecretary for the Public Health Sector, said, the ‘Food for Life’ campaign, which was held in cooperation with the Ministry of Environment and Climate Change, the Food and Agriculture Organisation of the United Nations and the Emirates Nature-WWF, seeks to build a better healthier future, by adopting healthy patterns and sustainable diets.
“By educating and engaging people about the influence that their food choices have on their own health and the overall health of the planet, the campaign offers interactive, compelling, and informative content to build a better, healthier future,” he added.
Nouf Khamis Al Ali, Director of the Health Promotion Department at MoHAP, said, “The event focused on preserving biological and environmental diversity through healthy eating and sustainable sources. It also aims to educate and entertain people by introducing them to the best food sources and encouraging them to be more conscious of what they eat. The goal is to modify people’s lifestyles and dietary habits, as well as the impacts that individuals can have on their health and the environment.”
She noted that the event especially targeted children and young individuals, and was designed to educate them to different food groups and healthy habits that contribute to healthy growth through games and competitions in a fun environment.
The project, which was developed in collaboration with Emirati coach Adnan Al Hashimi, focused on the necessity of physical activity and the adoption of a sustainable lifestyle.