PFA sets up nutrition camp to create awareness

PFA has completed all preparations to make PFA Headquarter smoke-free

Our Correspondent March 13, 2019

LAHORE: In order to create awareness among masses about diet to keep them healthy, the Punjab Food Authority (PFA) in collaboration with Social Welfare Department (SWD) organised a camp titled ‘Health for All' on Tuesday.

PFA Director General Captain (retd) Muhammad Usman and SWD Director Lahore Division visited the camp and also asked the visitors about the facilities being provided to them.

About 12 nutrition expert also provided consultancy to the visitors about the selection of nutritious food for perfect health. They also shared diet charts with some of the visitors.

The authority also organised various activities, like drawing and painting competitions, for children to engage them. Moreover, PFA held screenings for kids and elders about weight, height and blood pressure.

On the same day, PFA also organised a workshop titled ‘Tobacco Free Zone' at PFA Headquarter.

The authority has completed all preparations to make PFA Headquarter smoke-free. In this connection, the Ministry of National Health Service Regulations and Coordination Department held a one-day workshop on "Tobacco Free Zone" on Tuesday.

Project Coordinator and DG Health Dr Minhajus Siraj gave a detailed briefing on the topic of smoke-free cities and law as well as the project of Punjab Government titled "Tobacco Smoke-Free Cities". The purpose of the workshop was to introduce this project to food business operators. He has given awareness regarding the effects of smoking on human health.

Speaking on the occasion, PFA Director General Captain (retd) Muhammad Usman directed officials to prepare recommendations in order to make smoke-free zone at food points. The authority had already imposed a ban on smoking in the food production area, he said, adding that smoking is the leading cause of health diseases.


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