Philips Malaysia joined hands together with Institut Jantung Negara (National Heart Institute – IJN) on “FATCHECK For A Healthy Heart” community education programme for the third consecutive year now – with the unveiling of the Secrets for a Healthy Heart campaign yesterday. FATCHECK aims to educate the public on the impact of high fat intake on heart disease risk.
The campaign is held in support of the World Heart Federation’s annual World Heart Day celebration on 29 September, which seeks to increase awareness of cardiovascular disease
A FATCHECK Family Cook-Off competition was held earlier on to support the campaign. In addition, the partnership will be releasing a series of cooking videos featuring recipes created by IJN’s team of dietitians to educate Malaysians on how to prepare their heart-healthy meals without compromising the taste.
“The World Health Organization (WHO) has identified several behavioural risk factors which contribute to cardiovascular diseases (CVD) such as tobacco use, unhealthy diet, and obesity, physical inactivity and harmful use of alcohol. That’s why the FATCHECK For A Healthy Heart programme this year has taken the approach of getting the public to take their health into their own hands and our six simple secrets to a healthy heart,” said Datuk Dr Aizal Azan Abdul Rahim, Chief Clinical Officer and Senior Consultant Cardiologist at IJN.
Bijal Shah, Philips’ Head of the Health Systems excitingly shared, “Philips has been partnering with the World Heart Federation (WHF) in recent years to promote the prevention of heart disease especially in conjunction with World Heart Day. At Philips, we believe healthy food and drink are the building blocks of our wellbeing.”
The FATCHECK Family Cook-off finalists also shared their opinions on the all-new Philips Airfryer, guaranteed to provide you innovative and practical solutions for low-fat, heart-healthy cooking. To find out what they think, visit the website here!