Thiruvananthapuram

Eat right for good health, says IMA

Fruits, vegetables and grains mooted

Experts participating in a workshop organised by the Indian Medical Association at its headquarters to mark World Food Day stressed the need to inculcate good eating habits among the young generation. The theme of World Food Day is ‘Zero Hunger’ and its aim is that all receive good food.

According to the report of a study released on the occasion, 21% of school children in Kerala suffer from pre-diabetes while 72% of women have abdominal obesity. The study noted that this could lead to serious health issues if proper measures were not taken. Underlining the importance of a proper diet, IMA recommended that half the plate be filled with fruits and vegetables and the other half with grains and protein- rich foods.

IMA State president M.E. Sugathan inaugurated the workshop. N. Sulfi, secretary presided. Officials from the Food Safety department and Kerala Agricultural University were present.

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