Fortis Hospitals Fooducated Patients, Visitors and Employees on Dietetic Days

Ms Shalini Arvind, Chief Dietitian with her Team

Winner of the Games organised by the Ditetics Team Bangalore, January 18, 2017: To raise awareness on consumption of healthy food, Indian Dietetics Association celebrates January 10 as Dietetics Day. Supporting the initiative is Fortis Hospitals, Bannerghatta Road, which educated the employees, attendants, patients and visitors on benefits of having a healthy diet, for the week till January 18, Wednesday. The week ended with an exhibition on highlighting the importance of dietetics and nutrition in maintaining one’s health, and in the prevention and treatment of diseases. The theme this year, decided by the association, was, “Consult a Dietitian and get FOODUCATED”.

Employees participating at the event

MsShalini Arvind, Chief Dietitian, Fortis Hospital, Bannerghatta Road, saysthat diet forms an important part of patients’ recouping process after anymedical procedure they undergo.

Duringthe event, she mentioned, “There has been a huge increase in the incidence oflifestyle diseases in the last decade. Coronary artery disease (CAD), ischemicstroke, diabetes, and some specific cancers, which until recently were commononly in high-income countries, are now becoming the dominant sources ofmorbidity and mortality worldwide (WHO 2002). Reducing the identified,modifiable dietary and lifestyle risk factor could prevent most cases ofcoronary artery diseases, diabetes and many cancers."

Sheadds, "Preventive Nutrition helps us in a long way in preventing ordelaying the onset or reducing the complications of diseases. There is a bigrole for Dietitians to play in imparting and spreading the knowledge ofpreventive nutrition to reduce the incidences of Non-communicable diseases(NCDs.

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