Fact: There are now more than 1 billion obese people on earth.
Fact: In the Middle East, obesity rates have tripled over the past three decades.
Fact: Obesity is linked to diabetes, cardiovascular disease, hypertension, stroke, and certain forms of cancer. It is one of the leading causes of preventable death worldwide.
Fact: Physical activity has steadily declined, depriving children and adults of a key element to living a longer, healthier, happier life.
Fact: Healthy eating, combined with increased physical activity, is the only way to prevent the continued spread of the obesity epidemic.
Do you know how much grain, fruit, vegetables, milk, oils, meat and beans you should consume every day…?
HCI has the answer to this question, and many others, in our comprehensive healthy eating and living guide for children. Included are ten recipes for specially developed nutritious meals which use ingredients easily available throughout the region, and are tailored to local tastes. A balanced, nutritious diet is the key to a long, productive life. When combined with regular physical activity it can help relieve stress and provide an overall feeling of well-being. Physical activity increases the amount of calories burned, compensates for a lowered metabolism caused by aging, helps you to achieve and maintain a healthy weight, and lowers the risk of chronic disease. By combining regular physical activity with a nutritious diet we can make Lebanon healthier one person at a time.