MoH holds training workshop on obesity

MUSCAT: The Ministry of Health (MoH), represented by the Department of Health Education & Awareness Programmes organised on Wednesday a training workshop for the health educators and nutritionists on obesity disease at Omani Women Association.
The workshop comes within the celebration of the World Obesity Day, on October 11 each year and themed: “Treat obesity now and avoid the consequences Later”.
The workshop was attended by Dr Said al Lamki, MoH Director-General of Primary Health Care and Dr Amira al Raidan, Director of Health Education and Awareness Programmes along with number of nutrition specialists. It aimed at raising the awareness on obesity disease and its causes, risks, prevention ways and treatment.
Dr Al Lamki pointed out to the role of health educators and nutritionists in reducing and preventing the obesity disease.
He also added that obesity was considered as one of the main causes of chronic diseases.
The workshop also discussed related topics including the role of school health in obesity control, nutrition education, physical activity, behavioural therapy, as well as the smart shopping.