The Health Policy, Research & Planning, and the Nutrition & Dietetics Departments of the major institutions of the North West Regional Health Authority hosted a series of events for National Nutrition Awareness Week 2020 entitled “Eat What You Grow”.
At the St. James Medical Complex, staff and patients were treated to lectures about simple home gardening techniques as well as produce, grown by staff, were made into delicious recipes that were sampled. At the Port-of-Spain General Hospital, the Dietitians’ Clinic created a series of “How To” videos, with easy step-by-step instructions of doing these simple skills at home:
- How to make multigrain spinach bake;
- How to blanch vegetables; and
- How to freeze herbs.
At the St. Ann’s Hospital, staff and patients were educated with a series of lectures of on how to eat and stay healthy, as well as home-gardening tips. They were also treated to a sampling of delicious foods made from vegetables grown in a home-garden. Head Office staff were treated to a sampling of delicious homemade recipes from home-garden vegetables. At all these events, seedlings were distributed, patchoi, tomato, lettuce and ochro; so that staff and patients can practice what they learnt and create their own healthy and nutritious meals at home for their families.
STEP BY STEP VIDEOS- HOW TO MAKE MULTIGRAIN SPINACH BAKE
Baking multigrain spinach bake is as an alternative for showing how easy it is to make a simple but nutritious bake that the family will love, filled with iron and essential nutrients needed for healthy lifestyles.
STEP BY STEP VIDEOS- HOW TO BLANCH VEGETABLES
The freezing and blanching videos show how easy it is to preserve vegetables and keep them fresh for up to six months in the freezer.
STEP BY STEP VIDEOS- HOW TO FREEZE HERBS
The freezing herbs videos demonstrate preservation of herbs with both water and olive oil so that the entire family can enjoy healthy meal options.
These videos are easy to follow with step by step instructions. Bon Appetite!