Every January 27, the day of the nutritionist is celebrated in Mexico, a health professional in charge of caring for people’s health through food to prevent the development of diseases such as obesity and malnutrition, in addition to increasing the quality of life of people who already suffer from a chronic disease.
Why is Nutritionist Day celebrated?
The day of the nutritionist and nutritionist is celebrated every January 27 in Mexico, since it is a profession that in our country had great relevance from 1934, therefore, the Mexican Association of Nutrition (AMENAC) designated this date because on a day like today (January 27) the health organization registered with the Ministry of Foreign Affairs.
Happy day of the nutritionist and nutritionist!🥳❤
Thank you for your work and for taking care of our well-being through food 🍉🥑🍎 pic.twitter.com/CNhO0n7g6I
– FacultadMedicinaUNAM (@FacMedicinaUNAM) January 27, 2023
What is the nutrition?
According to information from the IMSS, nutrition refers to the nutrients that make up food, it implies the processes that happen in your body after eating, that is, the obtaining, assimilation and digestion of nutrients by the body.
While food is the choice, preparation and consumption of food, which is closely related to the environment, traditions, the economy and the place where you live. Healthy eating meets the nutritional needs of the body to maintain good health. In addition, eating healthy protects you from diseases such as obesity, high blood sugar and high blood pressure.
What is the importance of the nutritionist in people’s health?
According to the document “The importance of nutritional education” of the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations, known as FAO, Nutritional education is necessary in all areas to protect the health of the population, but public resources are scarce and urgent needs take priority.
To ensure the proper development, both mental and physical, of their children, mothers must know and put into practice some essential guidelines, such as eating well themselves, exclusively breastfeeding the baby until six months, and then giving the baby rich and nutritious complementary foods while continuing to breastfeed.
School-age children, which is the critical time to form proper eating habits, should learn to eat and enjoy a variety of fruits and vegetables while avoiding excessive sweets, sugary drinks, and foods high in salt. People living with HIV/AIDS should understand that a good diet helps build resistance to infection.
However, the field of action should not be too restricted: not only mothers, but also their husbands, families, the community and professional advisers must understand that the lives and future of their children depend on what they eat.
Those who are in charge of children and young people or who care for the sick should also receive nutritional education; families and teachers have to learn not only to eat well themselves, but to be sources of education about it.
Day of the #nutritionist and the #nutritionist | In the Family Medicine Units you can go for a consultation to achieve an eating plan according to your state of health and eat healthy.
Come closer! pic.twitter.com/eBuSWz4FKF
— IMSS (@Your_IMSS) January 27, 2023