Lahore : The Punjab Food Authority (PFA) in collaboration with Shalimar Hospital organized an awareness camp on “Balanced Diet Leads to Healthy Life” in hospital’s OPD here on Thursday.
PFA Director General Captain (R) Muhammad Usman, Shalimar Hospital Chief Operating Officer Brig. (R) Dr Muhammad Naseem Ijaz and Deputy Medical Director Dr Gul Afshan visited the camps to review the arrangements. They have asked people about the facilities which were being provided to them at camps. On the occasion, a number of nutritionists, doctors and officials of both organizations were present.
A number of banners were displayed in hospital premises on which inscribed different awareness messages regarding a balanced diet. PFA’s nutritionists also distributed handouts and public service message among more than 1,000 visitors. Nutritionists’ aware as many as 500 people about the dietary guidelines after their complete medical examination and nutrition counselling session.
PFA Director General Captain (R) Muhammad Usman said that eating the right amount of nutrition is an essential component that leads to healthy life. He said that a balanced diet acts as primordial and preventative measures for various diseases condition while we can control on diseases if adopt a healthy and balanced diet in routine life.
He said that PFA is preparing a comprehensive strategy for providing nutritional awareness among people in Punjab. He said that the purpose of the camp was to aware citizen about healthy diet because a number of people are facing stunted growth, health maintenance and reproduction issues in Punjab due to not consuming balanced diet added that lack of awareness is the main reason behind of this.
DG further said that provincial food regulatory body is expanding the circle of camps in other districts of Punjab for providing doorstep facility in their towns.
COO Shalimar Hospital said that we can enjoy a good life if adopt the best diet in our meal. He has admired the initiatives of PFA which taken to control food adulteration. He said that we can safe from several diseases through a healthy diet. He added that food authority is ensuring the implementation of provincial food law by taking all necessary steps to promote the safe food culture in Punjab province.