The Supreme Council of Health is proud to announce the launch of the Qatar Dietary GuidelinesClick here for more information
Under the patronage of HE, Mr. Abdulla bin Khalid Al Qahtani, Minister of Public Health, the Qatar Dietary Guidelines will be released at a two day conference held by SCH at Kempinski Marsa Malaz - The Pearl, on the 8th and 9th of April.
Importance of Guidelines :
The Qatar Dietary Guidelines offers valuable insights and guidance for healthy eating. It includes eight recommendations that discuss different tips for achieving an overall healthy lifestyle in Qatar.
Objectives of Guidelines :
Health, nutrition and physical activity are national priorities in Qatar. The goal of the Health Promotion and NCD, as highlighted in the National Nutrition and Physical Activity Action Plan (2011-2016), part of the National Health Strategy, is to “reduce morbidity and mortality attributable to chronic non-communicable diseases (NCDs) in the State of Qatar”. Thus, the main objectives are: reducing rates of obesity and overweight; increasing rates of physical activity; and enhancing nutritional status. The Qatar Dietary Guidelines was developed as a fundamental building block that supports and fosters healthy lifestyle behaviors to accomplish these objectives.