The world is moving at an incredibly fast pace, literally and metaphorically.
Awareness regarding health is getting more attention than it used to but
unfortunately, it’s not getting enough attention in Malaysia. Obesity in MALAYSIA
has hit a record high with more than 50% of the population being obese. In just 30
years, Malaysia has become the country with the highest obesity rate in Asia. On top of that, the childhood obesity rate in Malaysia is also increasing at an alarming rate.
By 2025, 1.6 million schoolchildren will be overweight if we do nothing to change. We must act now and change our lifestyle today for a better tomorrow.
In line with Nutrition Month this March, the Nutrition and Wellness Program will start as an effort to gather like-minded individuals with a passion to raise health
What our program is all about:
Here at Wellness Academy, we offer a program where you can learn about how our food choices can actually lead to chronic diseases. You will also learn about proper eating habits and dispel false information about nutrition. Last but not least, you will examine the nutritional needs of people in various life stages. Our program includes 8 modules which will help you obtain the above-mentioned skill sets.
Module 1: Introduction to Nutrition
Good nutrition is vital for a healthy lifestyle. Combined with physical activity, your diet can help you maintain a healthy weight, reduce your risk of chronic diseases such as cancer, heart disease, and diabetes. In this module, you will learn about the definition of malnutrition. You will discover the functions and sources of nutrients we get from food. Our program is truly unique and exciting thanks to our interactive classes on how to read food labels, a field trip for grocery shopping, food demonstration, health screening workshops, breastfeeding workshops, and many more!
Module 2: Nutrition through our Life Stages
Our diet varies as we grow. So, we need to attain the knowledge of proper nutrition that is appropriate for our age. Through this module, you will discover essential nutrition for women during pre-pregnancy and during pregnancy. You will learn the different nutritional needs of an infant, children, and teenagers. Towards adulthood and aging, our body will reach its peak and body function will gradually slow down, thus our nutrient needs will also change.
Module 3: Nutrition and Diseases
Nutrition plays an important part in preventing and tackling diseases. However, many people around the globe take it lightly, especially in Malaysia. Studies show that the leading causes of death in Malaysia are ischemic disease (13.2 %), pneumonia (12.5%), cerebrovascular diseases (6.9%) and cancer of trachea, bronchus & amp-lung (2.2%). In this module, you will learn about how food choices lead to these chronic diseases and how to prevent them with the right food choices and lifestyle modifications.
Module 4: Nutrition and Weight Management
As mentioned earlier, obesity is a major problem in Malaysia as 50% of the
population is obese. Through this module, you will learn about the implications of
being underweight, overweight, and obese. Discover how the right foods can actually help you lose weight without starving yourself.
Module 5: Nutrition and Digestive Health
The gut plays a vital role in your overall health and well-being. It can help control
everything from your weight to your mood to brain health, inflammation, and immune function. Additionally, 90% of serotonin, the happy feel-good hormone, is produced in the gut. So, taking good care of your gut is really important. In this module, you will learn about the human gastrointestinal tract, diseases related to it and their nutrition therapy. You will also learn about soluble and insoluble fibers, prebiotics and probiotics.
Module 6: Nutrition and Body toxicity and Antioxidants
Toxins are compounds that are naturally produced or consumed by organisms. It can harm your body in many ways. So, it is important to have knowledge regarding your body's toxicity. In this module, you will learn about human organs that are important to remove body toxicity. Participate in food demonstration classes that incorporate high antioxidants food as a part of your daily diet.
Module 7: Nutrition and Our Immune System
Nutrition is a critical determinant of immune responses and malnutrition is the most common cause of immunodeficiency worldwide. Through this module, you will learn about the basic definition of the human immune system, the importance of optimal nutrition and breastfeeding for the infants immune system. You will also learn the definition of food allergies and intolerance, its causes, sign, symptoms, complication and also about the testing of food allergies and intolerance.
Module 8: Nutrition, Food Security and Longevity
Everyone strives to live longer. The goal of longevity is to live a better life, with
improved mental and physical wellness, and the ability to be active and independent. In this module, we will reflect upon the challenges of eating healthy in Malaysia. You will learn about Malaysian dietary guidelines and if it's still relevant today. Food and nutrition sustainability and security are a public and global health concern; therefore, we need to be well informed to solve this issue moving forward. Discover the people and community that live longer, and how different their food choices are compared to the rest of the world.
If you are passionate about nutrition and wellness, you are in the right place.
Register now for a free preview of our Nutrition and Wellness program!