November 28, 2015: Healthy Lunch Festival


As part of world diabetes month celebrations, a healthy lunch fest organised by P.Kesavadev Trust at Jothydev's Diabetes Research Centre(JDC) was inaugurated by Shri. V. Sivankutty MLA. The honourable MLA underscored the importance of timely and healthy meals in the treatment of diabetes. According to International Diabetes Federation, 70% failure in the treatment of diabetes is directly attributed to unhealthy eating habits, said Dr. Jothydev Kesavadev the organiser of the event. Geethu Sanal, Chief Dietitian, JDC described in detail the portion size of the meals and the approved ways of selecting and cooking brown rice, fenugreek, bitter gourd, ivy gourd, fish, green leafy vegetables etc.for diabetes patients, without losing their nutritional value.

All the participants were served with delicious and healthy lunch. It is important that patients with diabetes consume all the three main meals and healthy snacks in between everyday at the same time. All the participants also received healthy meal choices' educational leaflet. Dr. Arun Shankar, Dr. Ashwin David, Geethu Sanal, Remya Iyer, Dr. Jothydev Kesavadev participated. This was the last of the 22 events organised by P.Kesavadev Trust across Kerala during world diabetes month to educate public and patients.

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