One of the Loyalty Medical Center's main goals is to pay attention to the proper nutrition of auditors especially in childhood and educate community members on the nutrition role in supporting treatment and fighting diseases.
There will be a program for proper nutrition for patients with:
1. Chronic diseases,
2. Pregnant women,
3. In addition to fighting obesity with a healthy diet for all + support for the underweight and the use of proper nutrition as a
treatment for all.
Eating well is fundamental to good health and well-being. Healthy eating helps us to maintain a healthy weight and reduces our risk of type 2 diabetes, high blood pressure, high cholesterol, and the risk of developing cardiovascular disease and some cancers.
Why is eating well important?
Healthy eating has many other benefits. When we eat well we sleep better, have more energy and better concentration – and this all adds up to healthier, happier lives! Healthy eating should be an enjoyable social experience. When children and young people eat and drink well they get all the essential nutrients they need for proper growth and development and develop a good relationship with food and other social skills.
Active children and young people whose eating is well-balanced tend to:
have a healthy body weight
feel good about themselves
have plenty of energy to be active
have stronger muscles and bones
enjoy better physical and mental health
Children and young people who are hungry or poorly nourished (e.g. consume higher intakes of food and drink high in calories, fat, sugar, and/or salt often termed ‘junk food’ such as chips, sweets, and soft drinks) may:
be irritable, moody, or aggressive
be unable to concentrate and focus on tasks
have less energy for daily activities
be uninterested in learning situations and do less well at school
be at higher risk of developing conditions such as dental health problems, heart disease, type 2 diabetes, high blood pressure, some types of cancer, depression, becoming overweight and obese
What is healthy eating?
Healthy eating isn’t about cutting out foods – it’s about eating a wide variety of foods in the right amounts to give your body what it needs. There are no single foods you must eat or menus you need to follow to eat healthily. You just need to make sure you get the right balance of different foods. Healthy eating for children and young people should always include a range of interesting and tasty food that can make up a healthy, varied, and balanced diet, rather than denying them certain foods and drinks. Although all foods can be included in a healthy diet, this will not be true for people on special/medical diets.