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The UAE capital has launched a new campaign to encourage healthy eating habits and tackle obesity as part of a strategy that will see calorie-labeled foods and nutritious food choices promoted on menus.

The Abu Dhabi Public Health Center has launched the SEHHI program, which will see healthy food products have a SEHHI logo placed next to them on menus.

Foods will also have the calorie content displayed.

Supermarkets and grocery stores will also be encouraged to promote and display nutritious foods for sale at food and drink outlets as part of the initiative to empower people in the capital to make healthy food choices, the official WAM news agency reported yesterday.

Matar Al Nuaimi, Managing Director of the Abu Dhabi Public Health Centre, said: “ADPHC is committed to the safety and well-being of every member of the Abu Dhabi community and nutrition plays no part. doubt an essential role in the overall promotion
health and has a profound impact on reducing the prevalence and burden of lifestyle-related diseases.

The strategy aims to stimulate lifestyle habits; helping people live healthier lives while easing pressure on health services.