Thursday, July 16, 2009

DM organizes food awareness programme for trainee students

The Food Control Department of Dubai Municipality organized an awareness programme to educate the students, who are undergoing summer training in the civic body.

The students, who are being trained in Municipality's various administrative units, were taught the basic elements of food safety and the importance of healthy practices during the preparation and handling of food.

The summer programme, organized as part of the Municipality's keenness to spread health awareness among the younger generation, focused on the category of the children of employees.

The Food Control Department organized a workshop on the importance of the labels on the food products. The workshop ended with a trip to Carrefour Hypermarket at Mall of the Emirates, where the students were trained on how to check the food labels to make sure of some important information to be found during the selection of different food.

The Food Awareness and Education Unit's role was not only to educate students; the program was extended to educate the public in the various shopping malls such as the Century Mall and Al Arabi Centre, in addition to the joint cooperation between the various government departments, covering a number of educational lectures at health centres.

These programs were part of a series of activities and events undertaken by the Food Awareness and Education Unit throughout the year, they had a high response marked by the public.

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