INTRODUCTION: - On October 16, the world comes together to celebrate World Food Day, a day
dedicated to addressing global food security challenges. This year, we are leveraging the power of social
media to provide a vital service: free diet counselling tailored to individuals dealing with various
diseases, with a special focus on fatty liver, obesity, and kidney disease. Our goal is to offer expert
guidance on nutrition for better health outcomes.
Disease-Specific Nutrition Education: Targeted posts will provide valuable information on how diet plays
a crucial role in managing conditions like diabetes, heart disease, celiac disease and more.
Knowledge regarding how to deal and recover through diet by Dietitians using Infographics and Visual
Aids. Visual content has been used to simplify complex dietary recommendations, making them easily
understandable and shareable. This will help Encourage participants to adopt mindful eating habits and
make sustainable lifestyle changes for improved health outcomes.
On October 16, as we mark World Food Day, it is essential to spotlight the pivotal role that millets play
in combating two pressing health concerns: fatty liver and obesity. Millets often referred to as “nutri-
cereals,” offer a treasure trove of nutrients and are a game-changer in promoting liver health and
managing weight. This write-up delves into the significance of millets in addressing these crucial health
issues. Millets are a group of ancient grains known for their exceptional nutritional content, including
fiber, essential minerals, Vitamins and low glycemic index makes them a wise choice for individuals with
fatty liver and obesity. Millets are rich in antioxidants, particularly phenolic compounds, which
contribute to liver detoxification and protect against oxidative stress - a key concern in fatty liver
disease. Their high fiber content aids in regulating blood sugar levels and reduces the risk of non-
alcoholic fatty liver disease (NAFLD). The high fiber content in millets imparts a sense of satiety, reducing
overall calorie intake and supporting weight loss efforts. Millets are low in fat and promote a slow
release of glucose, aiding in stable blood sugar levels and preventing excessive fat accumulation. Millets
are abundant in essential nutrients like iron, calcium, magnesium and B Vitamins crucial for overall
health and well-being.
On October 17, free counselling by our expert dieticians will be imparted on various kidney diseases.
This initiative is to carry forward the detailed knowledge about DO’s and DON’T of dietary habits related
to kidney disease. Our complete emphasis is to let every individual identify sustainable resources
available to him or her and realize the need for appropriate consumption
This World Food Day, we are committed to making a meaningful difference in the lives of individuals
managing different diseases through diet counselling. Together, let us harness the power of social media
to provide valuable resources and support for those seeking to improve their health and well-being
through nutrition. Join us on October 16 th and 17 th Oct’23 as we work towards a healthier, more
nourished world! #NutritionForHealth #WorldFoodDay2023.
MARK YOUR CALENDARS FOR:
16 th OCTOBER 2023 (10AM – 12PM) AT MCD PARK, OPPOSITE EMERGENCY BLOCK, SIR GANGARAM
HOSPITAL FOR ROLE OF MILLETS IN REDUCING OBESITY AND FATTY LIVER AND GENERAL DIET
COUNSELLING ON ALL DISEASES FOLLOWED BY YOGA. 17 th OCTOBER 2023 (AT 10AM – 12PM) SEMINAR
ROOM NO. 1244, SECOND FLOOR, SIR GANGA RAM HOSPITAL FOR KIDNEY DISEASES FOLLOWED BY
FROM DIETETICS DEPARTMENT
MS. VANDANA VERMA (HOD)