A message from the Faculty of Health Sciences
Importance of a Healthy Diet
Starting in mother’s womb, a healthy diet is an important factor for growing up, body development and maintaining general health. As eating habits gained during the adolescence period is for lifetime, it is important to adopt a healthy, sufficient and balanced diet during this period. A balanced diet has an important effect on bone and brain development and school performance as well as on the chronic diseases that may occur later in life. A sufficient and balanced diet prevents heart diseases, hyperlipidemia, obesity, cancer and osteoporosis that may occur during the adult period.