SIX nutritionists from the National Referral Hospital (NRH) conducted a one day session on nutrition for students on Wednesday.
The session was held at the University of South Pacific (USP) Solomon Islands campus in Honiara.
The session allowed the students to ask questions and information about healthy diet and healthy lifestyle.
The program was organised by the Ministry of Health for students to have some ideas about health issues and how to live healthy.
Salome Namohunu senior nutrition officer said the session allowed her team to discuss with students about eating proper diet and drinking water daily.
“Students learn about the right amount of sugar and salt they should take during a day”.
“Also they need to drink natural water not soft drinks,” Ms Namohunu explained.
She added that they also briefed the students about the bad impacts of fat and greasy food.
Ms Namohunu said eating foods and drinks which contains too much sugar and salt is unhealthy and can lead to non-communicable disease.
She said it is important for students to practice eating of local foods so that they can be healthy and be able to do their studies.
Ms Namohunu encouraged USP students to eat balance diet during every meal.
By JOY BUAOKA