My learnings and experience from recent health promotion stall organised at Thurrock council offices.
Nutrition is vital and should be the topmost priority to lead a healthy lifestyle. I was able to interact with council employees and locals. Most of them who stopped by and conversed with me had health concerns. I didn't come across an individual who had the proper awareness of nutrition or had the knowledge of the implications of unhealthy eating behaviour. The common constraints I accumulated were work pressures and environment, lack of knowledge and awareness of healthy eating. No easy access to services and not to mention tailored support were some concerns.
This is a public health concern where information is widely available online. However, people are confused and not aware of where to go or how to access valid information. As a qualified professional, I took this opportunity to reach locals and make them understand about real nutrition coupled with healthy food choices.
Take home message from this event: 'Make good choices for your healthier future and nurture your body with proper nutrition'