Black River Activities in the World Food Day

In order to raise awareness about the world food problem and strengthen solidarity in the fight against eating disorders or excessive deficit, the October 16 marks the World Day Food, proclaimed in 1979 by the Organization of the United Nations Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO).

The Ministry of Health agreed with this date with promotional activities of healthy eating through activities planned in various hospitals in the Province, which mainly aim to reverse the downward trend in consumption of fruits and vegetables between the Río Negro.

According to the latest results from the National Survey of Risk Factors (2005 and 2009), notes that over 36 percent of the provincial population consume such foods ..

In this context, Artemide Zatti Hospital Viedma was a contest for their staff healthy recipes and complete (including cost), dominated by fruits and vegetables. The winning recipe will be chosen on October 20, during the development of Hospital Days scheduled for this date.

Also in the Hospital General López Roca Lima activities were planned with the community health centers, like San Carlos de Bariloche.

In Choel Choele Hospital, meanwhile, organized tasks designed to mothers with the team of Pediatrics and Obstetrics Area. There will also receive brochures with tips for healthy eating. With various actions of this character, also joined the Hospital staff and management of Sierra Grande.

Meanwhile, from the Birth Plan promotional activities were strengthened breastfeeding as the optimal way of feeding and rearing of the newborn.

Since this program was highlighted that "the growth, learning and development of children depend heavily on food they receive in their first years of life."

Recommendations for healthy nutrition

• Eat in moderation and include a variety of foods at each meal.

• Consume milk, yogurt or cheese. It is necessary at all ages.

• Eating fruits and vegetables every day of every type and color.

• Eat a wide variety of red and white meat, removing visible fat.

• Prepare meals with olive oil and avoiding fat for cooking.

• Decrease consumption of sugar and salt.

• Eat a variety of breads, cereals, pastas, flours, starches and vegetables.

• Reduce the consumption of alcoholic beverages. Avoided in children, adolescents, pregnant and lactating mothers.

• Drink plenty of water throughout the day.

• Keeping the meals for the encounter and dialogue with others.