CQHCWC activities spread nutrition awareness

Updated: 2022-06-08



Professional cooks demonstrate how to make healthy food. [Photo/CQHCWC]

The Chongqing Health Center for Women and Children (Women and Children's Hospital of Chongqing Medical University), or CQHCWC in Southwest China's Chongqing, recently held a variety of nutrition science education activities to mark the eighth National Nutrition Week, which fell on May 15-21 this year.

On May 21, an activity themed on healthy cooking and catering was held. Sun Hailan, director of the Nutrition Department, explained dietary guidelines for lactating women and infants and children aged 7-24 months, according to the Dietary Guidelines for Chinese Residents 2022.

Sun focused on making, matching principles and the adding order of nutritious confinement meals and complementary foods for infants and young children. Professional star chefs were also invited to teach people how to prepare such meals.

On the morning of May 22, an activity themed on how to understand the nutrition labels was held, where Sun shared his experience with scientific fat loss and medical weight loss.

Sports therapists explained the physiological changes and proper exercise for women after childbirth, and participants also experienced postpartum rehabilitation exercises under the leadership of professional fitness trainers.


The CQHCWC holds activities to spread nutritional awareness. [Photo/CQHCWC]

On the afternoon of May 22, during an activity themed on the relationship between labels and nutrition, nutritionists introduced the nutritional components of different foods in detail by setting up a simulation on buying ingredients at the supermarket.

They talked about choosing healthy foods and healthy cooking. They also taught the participants how to check the information on ingredient lists and nutrition labels.

In addition, nutritionists shared tips about food storage and preservation during the epidemic prevention and control period.

As an essential part of building a healthy China, the CQHCWC activities aimed to teach people about nutrition and advocate for healthy lifestyles.

Moving forward, the CQHCWC will continue to improve methods of teaching nutritional science and strengthen clinical nutrition diagnosis and treatment so as to make greater contributions to the development of a healthy China.