Enhance the knowledge on healthy eating habits and nutrition
Today we have signed Memorandum of Understanding to grant funds to the Society for Health Education to conduct a program on nutrition and healthy lifestyle. With lifestyle changes associated with development and consequently the high prevalence of risk factors such as consumption of sugary and fatty foods and drinks and sedentary lifestyles, NCD have emerged as the major cause of morbidity and mortality in the country.
Under the program SHE plans to implement awareness raising sessions, skills building and empowerment sessions, practical sessions and healthy eating and nutrition promotion events. The objective of this program is to enhance the knowledge on healthy eating habits and nutrition and to develop greater understanding on the importance of good nutrition and healthy eating habits.
The activities of the program will be held in Male’, VilliMale’ and Hulhumale’. A total of 60 WDCs and Maldives Women’s’ Association members will be trained. Women trained under the program will be able to utilize the skills developed from the training to empower and educate other members of the communities. In addition, a total of 1500 people will be reached via activities conducted by these women. Indirect beneficiaries will include family and friends of the trained members and people who attend the events.