On the occasion of the World Obesity Day, the Ministry of Health (MOH), represented by the National Diabetes & Endocrine Center (NDEC) organized today Tuesday an awareness event under the theme “Overcoming Childhood Obesity” for the health workers at the Center.
The event includes lectures presented by Dr. Mai Mohammed, senior doctor at the NDEC on the reasons of obesity among children, its complications and treatment, as well as the proper methods to fight and prevent obesity among them.
On the other hand, the Center also held an awareness lecture in Bawshar School for Basic Education presented by Khadija al-Jabri, dietitian in the NDEC. The lecture address the importance of following a balanced healthy diet, reducing junk food and the necessity for students to playing sports.
It is worth to mention that the World Obesity Day is being celebrated globally for the second year by the World Obesity Federation.