Health and wellness is no longer just a buzzword, as research has shown that the UAE’s health landscape is affected by what we eat and how we live, leading to problems. alarming health issues: overweight, hypertension, diabetes and obesity.
Dole, Al Ain Farms, Shield Me and Emirates Macaroni have launched the Health Is My Wealth program, a series of engaging community initiatives dedicated to providing information, educating, raising awareness and encouraging children, mothers and families to make positive changes in their own health and food security.
As part of the program, the community actively participated in: nutrition, food safety discussions, individual nutrition counseling, reading food labels, learning about groundwater and sustainability, healthy cooking classes in supermarkets, centers shopping, public parks, schools and radio supported by Dubai Municipality, Dubai Health Authority, Hey Chef, Yalla Market and Beat 97.8 FM.
“Eating healthy foods helps kids get the nutrients their bodies need to stay fit, active and strong. At Emirates Macaroni, we believe we need to encourage children from an early age to adopt healthy habits that will make all the difference, ”said Ahmad Belyouha, President of Emirates Macaroni Factory. “Thanks to the private sector partners of the Health is My Wealth program and the support of the Dubai Municipality and the Dubai Health Authority, we were able to demonstrate this with passion to the younger generation.”
lpaslan Uzmez, Vice President and General Manager (NAMETCAR), Dole Sunshine Company, said: “Our goal is to defend a fair world, where everyone, regardless of age, income, location or gender, has Earth . Inspired by this goal, we are extremely happy and honored to partner with the Municipality of Dubai and the Dubai Health Authority for the Health Is My Wealth program. This initiative is crucial to provide access to a healthy lifestyle. We hope that the learnings will be passed on from generation to generation, empowering the community through nutrition and wellness. “
“As a true United Arab Emirates consumer food brand, Al Ain Farms was pleased to partner with Dubai Municipality and Dubai Health Authority for the ‘Health is my wealth’ program, we let’s become one with them to raise awareness about healthy habits and food safety. Good nutrition is vital for good health and we must remind people to always eat well, we are honored to organize nutrition conferences and distribute healthy food products, ”said Milana Boskovic, Marketing Manager, Al Ain Farms.
“At Shieldme, our mission is to inspire a healthier, better and more secure future. Being part of the Health Is My Wealth program has allowed us to educate every household, choosing what is healthy and responsibly sourced for families. We will continue to strive to create an infection-free community through our food safety and hygiene training, ”said Ali Al Khatib, CEO of Shieldme.
The coming year will be more important than ever for the Health Is My Wealth program covering other emirates, adding more interactive platforms on the ground, expanding digital and social media initiatives, launching volunteer programs.