The Abu Dhabi Public Health Centre (ADPHC) has begun a series of seminars to educate hotel and food facility employees on the nutrient content of menu items.
The training initiative intends to educate employees at 600 food restaurants registered with the Department of Culture and Tourism – Abu Dhabi (DCT Abu Dhabi), as part of a wider objective of having these businesses display calories and macronutrient information on menus. The information will therefore enable customers to make educated meal choices, furthering the ADPHC’s mission of improving public health.
“As most people know, eating a high number of calories can lead to weight gain and other health implications. So, being able to identify the number of calories in meals we eat is essential to our health and necessary to sustain a healthy balanced diet and weight. This initiative will provide the community with the tools to make informed decisions when it comes to their food. ” said Dr. Mariam Al Wahedi, manager of community health at the ADPHC.
ADPHC will oversee nutritional information display guidelines to guarantee uniform implementation throughout Abu Dhabi businesses. It will help participating companies to ensure the broad aims are met by providing teaching materials on how to use the digital food analysis software.