The American Diabetes Prevention Program tested both a lifestyle intervention and medication approach to reduce the development of diabetes. It found that the lifestyle modification program achieved a %58 reduction in the incidence of diabetes and this was more effective than the use of medication (Knowler WC, Barrett-Connor E, Fowler SE, et al, 2002). Similarly, the Finnish Diabetes Prevention Study achieved a 58 per cent relative risk reduction between the intervention and the control populations through a combined diet and exercise program. This involved relatively limited weight loss (about 5 kg) (Tuomilehto J, Lindstrom MS, Eriksson JG etc al. 2001).
Lifestyle modifications, incorporating smoking suspension, weight control, and exercise are around the most challenging hazard decrease strategies and solutions to actualize. Patients with coronary and other vascular sickness who comprehend the basis behind suggested lifestyle changes and analyze the potential profits that can come about from these modifications are more inclined to coordinate with specialists in executing the treatment. Setting objectives, delineating routines for attaining these objectives, and observing the person's advancement are additionally basic to the victory of lifestyle modification systems.
We live in a fast fix social order. We need quick results with negligible pain, exertion and sacrifice. With regards to our health and manifestation, we are comfortable in searching for a pill or system, and numerous specialists are snappy to recommend them. Additionally, each pill, medication and surgery has potential reactions and dangers that can frequently be more awful than the issue it was planned to treat.
This incorporates restorative medications, over-the counter meds along these lines called most natural products/items. Certain methods are frequently lifesaving and life-moving forward. Then again, without going hand in hand with lifestyle updates, the medicines may be negligibly adequate whatsoever. More significant, numerous issues might be fathomed basically by lifestyle updates.
AFND's REVAMP Program Features
- AFND has scientifically researched, observed and recorded that a REVAMP program such as 'HEALTHY CANTEEN' has steeply increased job satisfaction levels and retention rates in several companies.
- Setting Up Healthy Kitchen & Nutrition department or Nutrition clinics, where AFND can assists in building up such an environment.
- AFND life style modification programs have impacted and touched several lives in India, a scheme for free to customize a lifestyle change to prevent or a control a disease or disorder.
- AFND is exploring opportunities with architects and corporate to help our community to live and work in a healthy environment.
REVAMP program methodologies, for example regular exercise, quitting smoking, and dietary updates, can extraordinarily diminish hazard in patients with cardiovascular illness. Encouraging and motivating patients to make these progressions, arranging a particular plan for helping them to do in this way, and following their advancement are basic segments of our solid revamp program
Our Recent Projects
Setting Up school based canteen
Unhealthy diets are likely to be a significant contributor to the chronic diseases burden in India. Junk food consumption from school canteen during lunch was associated with obesity risk, revealed in a study conducted by Dutta (2012 ). These studies demonstrated that the problem is more severe among affluent urban schools (Subramanayam et al., 2003; Ramchandran et a.., 2002; Shabana & Vijay, 2009 ). In this context, the World Health Organization (2010) empathized to promote healthy behaviour especially eating right as a primary strategy for the prevention of chronic diseases among children, understanding that modifying behaviour at a younger stage would be much easier than at later. The promotion of healthy eating has enormous benefits both to children and adults. Studies conducted in Chennai, by Radhika et al., (2010) revealed that increased consumption of fruits and vegetables significantly decreased several cardiovascular risk factors. Further, the same authors have also showed that reduced consumption foods less in salt and sodium decreased the prevalence of hypertension.
Studies conducted in the developed countries revealed that school based intervention would be cost effective and favourable preventive method to modify obesity related risk factors. Majority of the schools at Chennai has school canteen and many students buy food and drinks especially consumed during lunch time which significantly contribute to their total food intake. In general, the items sold in the canteen are friend Indian snacks, chips, ice candy and some offer noodles and fried rice etc. Thus, enhancing the quality of school Canteen by limiting the availability of energy dense products located in the school environment and promoting health foods such as milk and fruit based drinks, whole grain sandwich, brown rice, whole grain cereals such as noodles, and vegetable based foods.
- To analyse present food available and quality of service offered by selected urban schools
- To identify health food items which are easy and suitable for preparation and sale and also provides reasonable profit margin
- To pilot the healthy option in School canteen in selected one school