Nutrition

Nutrition advice for adults during the COVID-19 outbreak

Nutrition advice for adults during the COVID-19 outbreak

Proper nutrition and hydration are vital. People who eat a well-balanced diet tend to be healthier with stronger immune systems and lower risk of chronic illnesses and infectious diseases. So you should eat a variety of fresh and unprocessed foods every day to get the vitamins, minerals, dietary fibre, protein and antioxidants your body needs. Drink enough water. Avoid sugar, fat and salt to significantly lower your risk of overweight, obesity, heart disease, stroke, diabetes and certain types of cancer.

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Breastfeeding advice during the COVID-19 outbreak

Breastfeeding advice during COVID-19 outbreak

Breastfeeding protects newborns from getting sick and also helps protect them throughout their infancy and childhood. Breastfeeding is particularly effective against infectious diseases because it strengthens the immune system by directly transferring antibodies from the mother. As with all confirmed or suspected COVID-19 cases, mothers with any symptoms who are breastfeeding or practicing skin-to-skin contact should take precautions.

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News

Sharjah Declaration on Obesity Prevention

30 December 2018 ─ The World Health Organization’s Regional Meeting in Sharjah opened alongside the My Health 7th Regional Conference, organized by the Health Promotion Department of the Supreme Council...

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Nutrition advice for adults during the COVID-19 outbreak

Proper nutrition and hydration are vital. People who eat a well-balanced diet tend to be healthier with stronger immune systems and lower risk of chronic illnesses and infectious diseases. So...

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Events

25 April 2017, Islamabad – A joint WHO/Scaling Up Nutrition (SUN) Movement Mission visited Pakistan on 10–12 April 2017. The Mission was led by Ms Gerda Verburg SUN Movement Coordinator...

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