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Better Standards For Nutrition Announced In KSA

Patient According to Mansour Al-Hawasi, Deputy Health Minister, the Saudi Ministry of Health in has set better standards in food served to patients of government hospitals.

During an event on nutrition held at King Fahd Medical City in Riyadh, he reported that “In addition to our internal arrangements about nutrition, we also hope to carry out a nationwide awareness campaign to educate people on the consumption of safe foods and its related health issues”

In addition, the ministry’s Directorate for Nutrition supervises 20 nutrition management centers and 244 nutrition departments in hospitals with more than 1,000 nutrition specialists. Moreover, it supervises over than 6,000 food-catering employees and workers who attribute to 25 registered food caterers that serve government hospitals that offer everyday 50,000 meals to Saudi public hospital patients and staff.

The ministry’s General Nutrition Supervisor, Mishary Al-Dakheel, mentioned that change in Saudi lifestyles; involving over-eating and lack of exercise have led to new eating-related adverse health conditions, involving inflammatory bowel disease, allergies, heart disease obesity and osteoporosis.

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