United Arab Emirates - April 11, 2021: The Ministry of Health and Prevention (MoHAP), represented by the Health Education & Promotion Department, has launched the “Ma'kom in Ramadan” program, which aims to highlight the most important healthy habits and food practices that have to be maintained in Ramadan, raise health awareness of community members, and help them opt for healthy foods during their shopping while maintaining the precautionary measures to limit the spread of Covid-19.
The “Ma'kom in Ramadan” program is packed with a host of online initiatives and activities, including public health online workshops, “Cooking with chef Ma'kom” initiative which highlights the healthy ways of cooking Ramadan meals.
The program includes preparing healthy meals and recipes by social media influencers, Ramadan competitions, and the 'Gym with You ' initiative, which includes organizing physical training online by sports coaches.
H.E Dr. Hussein Abdel Rahman Al Rand, Assistant Undersecretary for Health Clinics and Centers, said this program is part of the Ministry's commitment to enhancing people's awareness about the importance of embracing healthy lifestyles during Ramadan through focusing on healthy nutrition and physical exercise,
Dr. Al Rand stressed that healthy eating is one of the most important factors for enhancing the immunity system and preventing diseases, especially during these challenging times.
Dr. Fadila Mohamed Sherif, Director of Health Education & Promotion Department, explained that the program aims to cement healthy concepts among the individuals and highlight the importance of maintaining a balanced diet, low-calorie meals, Suhoor, and physical activity, and quitting smoking. In addition, the program will provide tips about opting for healthy meals and drinks rather than sweetened and carbonated beverages to avoid indigestion and weight gain.