305-311 LESS TALKED ABOUT NCDS VISION IMPAIRMENT

Day 305 of 365 What is vision impairment Vision impairment means that a person’s eyesight cannot be corrected to a “normal” level. Vision impairment may be caused by a loss of visual acuity, where the eye does not see objects as clearly as usual. It may also be caused by a loss of visual field,…

301-304 OBESITY OCTOBER SUMMARY

Day 301 of 365 OBESITY PREVENTION FOR ADULTS I Consume less “bad” fat and more “good” fatContrary to the belief behind the low-fat diet craze of the ’90s, not all fat is bad. A 2017 study published in the Nutrition Journal showed that intake of healthy dietary fats, such as polyunsaturated fats, can improve cholesterol…

295-300 OBESITY PREVENTION

Day 295 0f 365 ADULT OBESITY RISK FACTORS Lifestyle choicesUnhealthy diet. A diet that’s high in calories, lacking in fruits and vegetables, full of fast food, and laden with high-calorie beverages and oversized portions contributes to weight gain.Liquid calories. People can drink many calories without feeling full, especially calories from alcohol. Other high-calorie beverages, such…

288-294 CHILDHOOD OBESITY PREVENTION

DAY 288 CHILDHOOD OBESITY PREVENTION II_* Adjust portion sizes appropriately for ageLimit TV and other “screen time” to less than 2 hours a day for children older than 2, and don’t allow television for children younger than 2Be sure your child gets enough sleepAlso, be sure your child sees the doctor for well-child checkups at…

274-280 INTRODUCTION TO OBESITY

Day 274 of 365 WHAT IS OBESITY? The month of September has been all about sickle cell. During the month, we explored sickle cell in details, demistifyed the myths , expounded the causes among many others. But in this new month, let us switch gears to another important condition in the worl of NCDs. And…

NCDS 365 DAY 266-273 SICKLE CELL SUPPORT

Day 266 of 365 Sickle cell health: what to look out for II • Watch for signs of stroke. Some children living with SCD may have learning difficulties due to health problems associated with stroke (blockage of blood vessels in the brain that then causes brain damage). • Teachers should be aware that declines in…

NCDS 365 DAY 259- 264 PREVENTION AND CONTROL OF SICKLE CELL

Day 259 of 365 How to support care givers Being a family caregiver is a challenging role and likely one that no one has training for. Many family members never anticipated for it hence the need to receive the right support and help in the journey including; 1. Adequate education and training – access to…