(ZIZ News) – In recognition of World Consumer Rights Day 2015, the Ministry of Consumer Affairs has scheduled a week of activities under the theme “Helping Consumers Choose Healthy Diets.”
A press release from the department noted that, “Unhealthy diets are linked to four of the ten biggest causes of death worldwide including being overweight and obese; high blood pressure; high blood glucose and high cholesterol.”
To improve healthy eating habits the ministry suggests buying fresh fruits and vegetables instead of salty and sugary packaged foods to eat as snacks, to buy meat from local farmers, look for grass-fed meat and dairy products without hormones or antibiotics and replace fatty desserts with healthier alternatives.
Minister of Consumer Affairs, the Hon. Lindsay Grant will officially launch the week with an address on Saturday on ZIZ Television.
Other highlights include a Consumer Information Programme and giveaways on ZIZ Radio from 10 a.m. to 11a.m on March 16. On March 20, an Open House will take place at the Consumer Affairs Department from 9:00a.m. to 4:00p.m.
World Consumer Rights Day is celebrated annually on March 15th to highlight solidarity within the International Consumer movement.