As a popular saying goes, “Health is wealth.” Unfortunately, in some parts of the world, there are many citizens with cases of malnutrition, hence the need for the creation and implementation of nutrition programs. These programs should be spearheaded by local government officials of a certain area and supported by non-profit organizations or volunteers.
What constitutes an ideal nutrition program?
The creation and implementation of nutrition programs must be based on the primary needs of the recipients. First, the recipients or beneficiaries must undergo a complete physical check up to determine their overall health status. Then a comprehensive nutrition program must be formulated that would suit the needs of the recipients. This consists of the foods they need to eat, vitamin or mineral supplements they have to take, and exercise or fitness routine that they need to follow in order to get back to the peak of their health.
In case the recipients have any form of illness, proper medications must be given to them. Some patients may even need to be hospitalized so that complete medication and recovery processes may be administered immediately.
Who should formulate and carry out nutrition programs?
Nutritionists, dietitians, doctors, and physicians are entrusted with the task of formulating nutrition programs for malnourished people. They are licensed to administer body checkups, formulate diet plans, and recommend exercise routines that are suitable for each patient or individual. Aside from that, these professionals know how to properly monitor the progress of their patients and recommend any adjustments to the program as necessary.
When it comes to carrying out nutrition or feeding programs, medical professionals may be assisted by those who are willing to provide help like a nurse, paramedic, or even a refugee or orphanage volunteer. They just need to work closely with nutritionists and doctors who know the ideal procedure of restoring the patients back to a healthy state.