Bareen International Hospital participates in Weqaya Food Program

Wednesday, July 10th, 2019

Bareen International Hospital supports the Department of Health (DoH) - Abu Dhabi in its Weqaya Food Program.

Our newly joined Nutritionist, Mrs. Rola Fakhri Al-Talafha, represents Bareen International Hospital in the full-day workshop focusing on the implementation of the Weqaya program in our medical facility.

DoH requires all healthcare providers in Abu Dhabi to provide healthy meal selections in cafeterias, vending machines, and affiliated restaurants.  It calls for eliminating unhealthy fast food, soft drinks, and junk food options to visitors, patients on regular meals, and staff.

The initiative is part of DoH’s continued efforts to minimize the rise of chronic diseases caused by unhealthy food habits among locals and residents such as obesity, Type 2 diabetes, hypertension, cardiovascular diseases, and cancers.