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‘Pakistan Dietary Guideline’ to be launched soon

ISLAMABAD: Planning Commission of Pakistan in collaboration with Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations is set to launch ‘Pakistan dietary guideline for better nutrient’, in order to provide dietary characteristics to overcome the malnutrition and ensure the availability of healthy food for all age groups. The initiative is also aimed at to overcome the malnutrition, stunted growth, and food deficiencies among the women and children. The guidelines have been finalized which would be launched by the end…

Successful obesity prevention starts at home – at the family dinner table

Family meals have huge potential as a learning environment, where parents can demonstrate healthy eating habits and children can learn about nutrition and food preparation in general. But results of a meta-analysis conducted by researchers at the Max Planck Institute for Human Development in Berlin and the University of Mannheim show that frequent family meals are associated with lower body mass index (BMI) and healthy diet in children. These relationships held irrespective of the country of the study and the…

Pakistan, EU sign agreement to provide improved nutrition in Sindh

ISLAMABAD: The European Union on Friday signed an agreement with the government of Pakistan to provide improved nutrition in Sindh worth 60 million Euros. The agreement was signed by Mr. Shahid Mahmood, Secretary Economics Affairs Division, and Mr. Jean-Francois Cautain, Ambassador of the EU Delegation to Pakistan. Finance Minister Ishaq Dar also witnessed the signing ceremony. The finance minister appreciated EU’s assistance for improving nutrition in Sindh. He said that Pakistan and EU share a long history of…

BISP, WFP, IRMNCH & NP Punjab sign agreement on nutrition in social protection

ISLAMABAD: Benazir Income Support Program (BISP), World Food Program (WFP) and Integrated Reproductive Mother Neonatal Child Health Programme and Nutrition Program Punjab (IRMNCH & NP) signed an agreement on an operational research project for the prevention of undernourishment within social protection in Pakistan. The agreement was signed by Country Director WFP ad interim Stephen Gluning and Director General BISP Shahid Gul Qureshi in the presence of Minister of State and Chairperson BISP MNA Marvi Memon, Additional…

Read why pomegranate is a powerhouse of health!

Pomegranate is a rich red fruit embedded with juicy and glossy seeds like jewels puckered with white membrane walls and tightly covered with a leather-like coat. It does not just look exotic from outside but it is also densely loaded with nutrition like vitamins, potassium, folic acid and iron, while antioxidant, antiviral, phytochemical, tannins and antitumor are its compulsory properties. You should eat it when it is fully ripe to taste the best. You can also extract its juice and use its juicy seeds in sweets.…