ICLDC Launches I COOK HEALTHILY; Live cook show, nightly during Ramadan at Abu Dhabi’s Marina Mall

October 11, 2007 (PRLEAP.COM) Health News
Abu Dhabi, October 2007: Abu Dhabi’s Marina Mall has joined hands with Imperial College London Diabetes Centre (ICLDC) to host live cooking demonstrations during the Holy Month of Ramadan (from 9.30pm to 10.30pm nightly).

‘I COOK HEALTHILY’ is the second stage of ICLDC’s multi-pronged public health awareness campaign, ‘DIABETES. KNOWLEDGE. ACTION’, in partnership with Emirates Foundation.

ICLDC’s Dr Maha Taysir Barakat, Consultant Endocrinologist and Medical & Research Director at the Centre endorsed the cook show concept and approved each of the 60 recipes. She confirmed that by maintaining a healthy lifestyle, including a balanced diet, diabetes can not only be managed, but it is possible to help prevent its onset, if caught early.

Recent figures suggest that one out of five people in the UAE aged 20 to 79 already lives with diabetes.
Marina Mall’s general manager, Nadeem Wajahat, has pledged the Mall’s support of the ‘I COOK HEALTHILY’ campaign: “Marina Mall is playing host to this month-long event as we believe that diabetes is an increasing concern for us all.”
He estimated that more than 10,000 people will participate over the Holy Month in the nightly cooking demonstrations, with even more taking home the healthy-eating, daily recipe cards. The recipes will also be available for download on www.diabetesuae.ae.

“I COOK HEALTHILY’ is designed to provide families with information that explains and facilitates just how easy it is to cook a healthy meal by making some simple changes to the ingredient mix and portion sizes, without spoiling the dish!”

Abu Dhabi’s state-of-the-art diabetes centre, ICLDC, opened just over one year ago (August 2006) and is now the UAE’s largest, leading, multi-disciplinary diabetes facility. It is dedicated to prevention, treatment, training and research covering all aspects of diabetes and its complications.