The online seminar “eWellness Tour” shares knowledge about nutrition to participants. — VNS Photo
HCM CITY — Health and nutrition topics were discussed at an recent online seminar called the “eWellness Tour” to encourage good nutrition and lifestyle habits among various communities in the country.
Organised by Herbalife Nutrition, Việt Nam Young Physicians Association, and Health and Life newspapers, the seminar attracted about 200 health experts, doctors, policymakers, researchers, and representatives from government agencies.
At the seminar, participants focused on topics about nutrition and non-communicable diseases.
The results of the report “Asia Pacific Nutrition Myths Survey 2020” conducted by Herbalife Nutrition was also released.
Accordingly, 98 per cent of health-care professionals in Việt Nam said nutritional counseling was important, and 98 per cent of health-care professioanls in the country said that nutritional balance is extremely important or very important.
More than 70 per cent of healthcare professionals in Việt Nam said that they play the most important role in nutritional counseling. Nearly 80 per cent of healthcare professionals called for nutrition companies to be more involved in disseminating nutritional knowledge to the community.
“The findings reinforce our commitment to collaborate with nutrition experts on nutrition education for the public via platforms like the Herbalife Nutrition Asia PacificeWellness Tour, where we share and exchange science-backed nutritional knowledge through industry forums and talks, and support other nutrition-related initiatives in the community," said Vũ Văn Thắng, general manager for Herbalife Vietnam and Cambodia.
“We are also looking forward to continuing to work closely with Government stakeholders and health-care professionals to roll out joint initiatives on public nutrition education and training as we believe nutritional knowledge is one of the key elements enabling people to achieve optimal health results in the long run," Thắng added.
The “eWellness Tour” is a part of a campaign called “Get Moving with Good Nutrition” by Herbalife Nutrition. The campaign is organised on the occasion of the company’s 40th anniversary. It has been carried out in 14 markets Asia Pacific, including Australia, Camboida, Hong Kong, Indonesia, South Korea, Japan, Malaysia, New Zealand, the Philippines, Singapore, Taiwan, Thailand and Viet Nam. — VNS