First of all, it was an amazing experience meeting everyone at the ‘Taweya 2015’ Exhibition. Sharing what we know about health and wellbeing, receiving nothing in return but the appreciative smiles of the students and the knowledge that they might benefit from our advice given by the nutrition and genetic testing clinics team at Awazen Medical Center was one of the most fulfilling feelings ever.
Thank you, if you visited us at our exhibit. We appreciate that so many people would have loved to be there, but couldn’t make it. So here are all the details for you, so you don’t feel like you missed out!
‘Taweya’ is the Arabic word for ‘awareness’, and we were at the exhibition to reinforce our mission and vision of raising awareness around health and wellbeing, more specifically where women and children are concerned. According to a 2013 article in the National, nearly a third of schoolchildren in Abu Dhabi are obese or overweight. That’s thirty per cent of six to 18-year-olds, according to the Health Authority Abu Dhabi (Haad). This makes UAE schoolchildren 1.8 times more obese than US children.
It was for these reasons that we focused heavily on educating
Groups of visiting school children with age ranging from 6 to 18, about preventative measures they could take to avoid becoming part of the obesity epidemic, and live a fuller, happier life. We did this by running a competition emphasizing the benefits of a healthy lifestyle and eating habits, in an attempt to stay positive and encourage school children to eat healthy by giving away gifts for the winners. Children learnt about what foods to eat, in what quantities, and what to avoid, each going away with an awareness pack.
Raising awareness around obesity in children, is one of the most important areas for work, as they are the future, and obesity is not only a severe condition, but is affecting more and more people, due to bad diet and exercise habits.
We also presented our genetic testing process, which is the strongest and most accurate tool to date, as far as preventive medicine goes. The process has the ability to predict predisposition to obesity by carrying the obesity genes and a host of other chronic health conditions. This allows preventative measures to be taken, avoiding the conditions before they express themselves later in life. Some of the conditions tested for include predisposition to food allergies, diabetes, cardiovascular diseases, Alzheimer’s, osteoporosis, and the list goes on.
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