WHO Bulletin: Prevention and management of non-communicable diseases (2) Nutrition

3 February, 2019

Good day

I did make the same observation as Neil that diet modification is focussing on salt intake only.

In my opinion, there is need for a greater scope under diet. We could consider how to handle the issue of fast foods as these do expose to high salt intake, high fat intake and high sugar intake. Possibly look at the fast food industry with the same approach we are looking at alcohol and tobacco.

Also, we may need to look at promotion of healthy eating of native food and find ways of intergrating this in the fast food chains. The aim ultimately to have healthy native foods constituting a major component of menus in most food outlets. Again educating the public on healthy eating so that they can make informed choices.



HIFA profile: Venus Mushininga is a pharmacist at the Cancer Centre Pharmacy in Zimbabwe. Professional interests: Oncology, Dissemination of information through to Health Professionals and the public, Research. She is co-coordinator of the HIFA working group on information for Prescribers and Users of Medicines.



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