Advice on proper nutrition is food for thought

Cai Wenjun
Proper nutrition is the key to good health, local health officials said on Sunday, ahead of National Nutrition Week.
Cai Wenjun

Proper nutrition is the key to good health and has also played an important role in preventing and controlling the  coronavirus epidemic, local health officials said on Sunday, ahead of National Nutrition Week and China’s Students’ Nutrition Day.

Educational material and promotion about nutrition will be distributed on Metro line 12, public transport stops as well as in local media.

According to monitoring by the Shanghai Center for Disease Control and Prevention, local residents have an unhealthy diet structure. They use too much oil and salt, and both lack and overtake certain types of nutrition, as well as eating out a lot.

Weight and obesity issues are impacting the health of residents.

Local health authorities have distributed books on health care and proper nutrition to some 8 million families. They are trialling canteens with healthy food.

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