line with the World and the National Campaign to combat diabetes, the SPES
Vocational and Multimedia Centre started Public Awareness activities on
14th November 2003, on Healthy Cooking/Eating and Regular Exercises be it
Yoga, Sports or brisk Walking or gym, etc.
Unfortunately a few weeks ago a few of our handcrafts people were victims
of eye and heart cardio-vascular severe problems that indicated the priority
need for focusing on diabetes prevention, regular testing and a healthier
lifestyle "en famille" to keep as fit as possible (as in Mauritius
the ratio is one person on five is diabetic).
specialized cookery books for diabetic recipes and read the scientific
nutritional information annexed to each recipe for food values and quantities
per eating portion.
series of virtual photos illustrate the interactive cooking session
SPES carried out using a microwave partly equipped with a grill component
to prepare a Health Menu. An “Hands-on” experience for
our SPES Staff and the invited group of 20 ladies participants who
had lost their jobs in textile factories, apparently several aspire
at being re-skilled to learn to become carers perhaps for elders,
children and mainly for people suffering from diabetes in need for
proper food intake and monitoring.
For Obesity control:
Regular Exercise indoor and outdoor is essential to counteract long sedentary
hours at work or doing TV watching, or internet surfing.
Use less fat, less sugar, rapid cooking methods to preserve vitamins,
more fresh vegetables and fruit.
Have regular medical check-ups and do special tests to control diabetes,
follow assiduous monitoring of prescribed treatment, if needed. Avoid
smoking, drinking and stress. Adopt new cooking & eating habits.
As worldwide more and more young children are becoming diabetic cases
in December we are holding a children's fun heatlh cook day.