The Students of the Nutrition and Dietetics Department Delivered Educational Seminars about Eating Behaviours and Eating Disorders for Adolescent students
On the 27th of February 2023, fourth-year students of the department of Nutrition and Dietetics at Cihan University-Erbil visited Zanyary Newbridge Private School for delivering a nutritional education seminar. This visit was arranged by Mr. Vian W. Abdulwahab the principal of Zanyary Newbridge Private school and Dr. Behnaz Shahrokhi student’s lecturer for (The clinical Practice) course in the Nutrition and Dietetics department.
Planning for Nutritional education programs is one of the responsibilities of Community Nutrition and Dietitians. Community and Public health dietitians and nutritionists rise the level of awareness and knowledge of society towards nutrition and nutrition-related health complications through dietetics principles in a systematic and disciplined way.
In line with the objectives of their role as future dietitians, our Fourth-year students of Nutrition and dietetics are practicing planning nutrition education programs such as seminars for different age groups. In this visit, the students under the supervision of their lecturer targeted the most common maladaptive eating behaviours and eating disorders among adolescents including Anorexia, Nervosa, Bulimia nervosa, and Bing Eating disorder. They delivered the seminar in two languages, English and Kurdish.
At the end of the seminar, students were encouraged to raise their questions regarding the eating problems and eating disorders of their age and nutrition students and their supervisor answered the adolescents who attended the seminar and guided them on how to practice healthy eating and about the consequences of eating disorders, especially among young female adolescents. This was a great experience for Nutrition and Dietetics students to serve the community through nutrition education seminars.