Nutrition Centre: About Us

Our daily food and lifestyle choices affect our health and impact the way we feel. 
If we want our families to reap the fruits of health, energy & vitality tomorrow, we need to sow the seeds of healthy living today. Good nutrition and a healthy lifestyle have the power to prevent and manage non-communicable diseases, such as diabetes, heart disease and some cancers.
 
With the amount of pervasive misinformation out there about nutrition, it is often difficult to distinguish between fact and noise. You may have heard about the fat and sugar debate? Do you wonder if it’s okay to eat fruits when you have diabetes? How about this one: Are all fats created equal? 
 

Information You Can Trust

Welcome to The Ismaili Nutrition Centre, your trusted place to find credible information on healthy eating and lifestyle. With its team of volunteer experts, who sift through the available information, the Ismaili Nutrition Centre brings you evidence based and peer-reviewed articles.
 

Recipes From Around The World

With an array of delicious and multicultural recipes, commonly enjoyed by our worldwide Jamat, The Ismaili Nutrition Centre has carefully adjusted many of the recipes to improve their nutritional profile - without compromising on taste. 
 
All recipes show the nutritional analysis and display traffic lights to assist you in making healthier choices. At a glance, you’ll be able to make a quantitative and qualitative assessment of a recipe and choose the one that meets your needs. Visit our Recipes page to learn more.
 

Resources to Support Practice

For healthcare professionals and others looking for tools to support their practice, the Resources section features nutrition information data on all the recipes, including the original dataset from the South Asian Food Survey conducted at Kings College, London. The Resources section also provides downloadable infographics on various topics, to present the information in a visually compelling and efficient way.
 

Our History

Launched in 2009 as a joint initiative between the Aga Khan Health Board for the United Kingdom and TheIsmaili.org, the Ismaili Nutrition Centre is now governed by a steering committee established under the auspices of the Ismaili Leaders’ International Forum and is supported by the Aga Khan Health Boards of Canada, India, UK and USA.
 

Diamond Jubilee Health Pledge

To mark the auspicious occasion of Mawlana Hazar Imam’s Diamond Jubilee, we’re thrilled to share the unveiling of the new and improved The Ismaili Nutrition Centre website. We hope your experience engaging with the site will be an even better one.
 
The Diamond Jubilee is a momentous occasion in the life of a murid. It’s a time to contemplate and reaffirm our commitment to our faith and allegiance to our Imam. It’s also an opportune time to reflect on where we are in our health journey and how this aligns with Hazar Imam’s aspirations for us. The Ismaili Nutrition Centre invites you to step back and assess your lifestyle - identify where you can make simple changes; perhaps eating together as a family more often, or reducing your intake of processed foods. How about enjoying more colourful foods in your diet? We could all certainly benefit from more movement in our day and spend more time outdoors.  
 
Let us gift our Imam, on the occasion of his Diamond Jubilee, our renewed commitment to improving our health and wellbeing. Let's step forward as One Jamat, and make a health pledge today.
 
Diamond Jubilee Mubarak.
Shahzadi Devje
Chairperson, The Ismaili Nutrition Centre
 

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