Ms. Laura Hjeij, Instructor at the Department of Nutrition and Food Sciences at FAFS, was hosted by Al Araby 2 TV (Jan 10) to discuss the reason behind the increase in consumption of energy-dense food in winter. Ms. Hjeij explained what are the “comfort foods" and why do we rely on them during the cold-weather season in addition to the effect of hormones on weight management. Questions related to strategies to combat weight gain during winter times from diets to physical activity recommendations were addressed.
The session concluded with presenting some hints on healthy snacking and importance of certain vitamins. Full interview is found here.