World Food Day 2019 - Nine Healthy Tips We Learned From FMARD Symposium/ Colloquium: Eat Healthy and Live Healthy, said Researchers
As pan of activities marking 2019 World Food Day, a Symposium/ Colloquium was held today at the Merit House, Maitama, Abuja. The theme of this year's World Food Day is “Our Actions are Our Future, Healthy Diets for a #ZeroHunger World”.
In the Opening Remark of Hajia Kalthum U. Ibrahim, who represented the Permanent Secretary, Federal Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development, Dr. Muhammad Bello Umar, she welcomed all to the event and encouraged the participants to learn from the lectures slated for the programme so that we can begin to eat and live better.
Subsequently, The Country Representative of Food and Agriculture Organization (PAC) to Nigeria, Mr. Suffyan Koroma gave a goodwill message in which he emphasized that this year's world Food Day focuses on healthy diets and the cause of action to make healthy and sustainable diets accessible and affordable to everyone.
According to him, eradicating hunger is FAO's top priority, but we also need to address all forms of malnutrition.
In the presentation of Mrs. A. 0. Fabiyi of the Agricultural Research Council of Nigeria, she said no country in the world is free of sickness and the major causes are that what we eat are not natural and what animals are eating get back to man. The researcher, therefore, encouraged everyone to have a garden and eat fresh natural food, especially vegetable as it is the most required food substance by human body.
Other recommendations of the researcher include:
- Eat personally according to your age/blood group.
- Bitter is better as you grow old. Children need sweet things as it sharpen their brain.
- Water your garden before sunrise 6-7am or late in the evening.
- Packaged food comes with preservatives and should be avoided.
- No coke, no cake, small bread from 35 years and above.
- Indomie with carrots, green peas and vegetable.
- Freshly prepared food is the best and you can only get it from your garden.
- Vegetables should be washed and cut at home, do not cut from the market.
- Do not overcook. It is a waste of energy and you lose the food value During the programme
the participants were led by Mr. Suffyan Koroma of the FAO and Hajia Kalthum U. Ibrahim of the Federal Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development to the Photo/Book Exhibition Stand for inspection. Among the dignitaries at the programme was the representative of the Food and Agriculture Organization, Action Aide, Agricultural Research Council of Nigeria, Federal University of Abuja, Students and Lecturers, etc.