Food before pills, clinic says

2017-02-14 06:02
Where Rainbows Meet Training and Development Foundation held a nutrition and health clinic to teach Vrygrond residents to live healthy.

Where Rainbows Meet Training and Development Foundation held a nutrition and health clinic to teach Vrygrond residents to live healthy.

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Vrygrond residents attended a health and nutrition clinic organised by a local non-profit organisation in large ­numbers.

Many residents came for different kinds of health screening. Visitors were told how to look after themselves and to never take medication before eating first.

The clinic was held by Where Rainbows Meet Training and Development Foundation in partnership with Projects Abroad.

Kyle Cupido, project manager of Where Rainbows Meet, says they will be looking into having the clinic at least once every three months.

“There was a lot of people that came out for help. The people assisting them had to go way beyond the time they set because there were a lot of people that needed their help. It was also a chance for them to get advice on health issues.

“So the day was a very fruitful one because a lot was done for the benefit of the community,” he says.

The screenings included weight and height checks and obesity indicators. Visitors were encouraged to eat healthy and stay healthy.

To emphasise the importance of eating healthy a chronic medications workshop is held on Tuesdays and Thursdays from 13:30 to 15:00.

“This is where they are taught the importance of taking their medication. We also encouraged them to always have something to eat, because you can’t take medication on an empty stomach. Those on chronic medication can sign up for the workshop. After the workshop we give them something to eat. This is to show them the importance of looking after their health and to encourage them to take medication and they should eat whilst doing that,” he says.

The foundation runs various empowering programmes for the community. Part of its work is to provide a safe space for residents to consult with foundation representatives on issues they are facing in their lives. The workers link residents with other social institutions, like social development and hospitals and offer support in legal and governmental affairs.

The foundation develops and implements programmes and courses that enable community members’ social and economic development, for instance in performing arts, sport, early childhood development and programmes for women and courses in computer skills, life skills courses, business and parenting.

V For more information call Where Rainbows Meet on 021 701 0328.

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