Campaigns focus on nutrition

2018-10-03 06:02

National Nutrition Week – from Thursday (09/10) to 15 October – and National Obesity Week – from 15 to 19 October – have been aligned by the national and provincial Department of Health.

Campaigns are aimed at promoting a shared and very important message that breakfast is the best way to start your day.

Eating a healthy breakfast influences brainpower and physical energy on a day-to-day basis. Breakfast also affects health over the longer term, according to studies, reducing risks of heart disease and strokes, high blood pressure and Type 2 diabetes.

Research shows that not eating breakfast can lead to weight gain as breakfast-skippers are more likely to consume unhealthy snacks to get themselves through to lunchtime.


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