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Offinso North District Chief Executive Hon. David Kwasi Asare has called on Ghanaians to adopt proper eating habit to improve their wellbeing. The Chief executive believes that eating foods that contain the essential nutrients such as vitamins, iron etc has the probability of reducing our risk of sickness.

He also added that good nutrition is the key to good mental and physical health. Eating a balanced diet is an important part of good health for everyone. The kind and amount of food you eat affects the way you feel and how your body works.

“Another important aspect of good nutrition for good health is to consume raw food. Fruits and vegetables are fantastic for one’s health, and while eating them cooked isn’t the worst thing in the world, eating them raw is much better. Since they are uncooked, their nutrients are intact. The body can get the out most benefit from all the goodness they have to offer. It is important to vary what kinds of fruits and vegetables one consumes”, he added.

Hon. David Kwasi Asare made these known at the maiden launch of Ghana Health Service’s GIFS program in the district at Akumadan SHS on Wednesday 3rd April, 2019.

In declaring the program duly launched, Hon. David Kwasi Asare charged the GHS to undertake enough education to ensure that the food supplement is administered rightly to achieve its predetermined objectives.

On his part, the District Director of Health, Mr. Richard Avagu said the Iron Folic Acid Supplement is a food supplement that boosts the immune system to reduce anaemia which is a second killer disease in the country.

He also thanked the GHS for the initiative.

Source: Mamoa Elijah/ Silveronline24

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