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About the Nutrition Centre
  • Welcome to The Ismaili Nutrition Centre, where you’ll find a range of delicious recipes and a variety of articles that will help you to make healthier food choices. The aim of the Nutrition Centre is to offer you practical dietary strategies that can reduce your risks of developing non-communicable diseases (NCDs) such as heart disease, diabetes and cancer, and to ultimately help you improve the quality of your life.

    Each of the tried and tested delicious recipes has nutritional information, helping you to compare different dishes and choose healthier options. Every recipe has also been given a traffic light code so you can see how healthy it is, at a glance. And if you enjoy traditional family favourites like chicken curry or dhal, you can choose an authentic recipe or opt for a more nutritious alternative. Imagine being able to cook dishes that remind you of your childhood and that you always wanted to learn to make. Here’s your chance – simply Find a Recipe.

    If you’re looking for credible, evidence-based information on the latest food and health studies and trends, simply go to “How to Eat Well”. Here you’ll find articles related to chronic conditions like diabetes and obesity, along with other hints and tips on cooking healthier and eating well. Each article is based on scientific evidence and is peer-reviewed before publication. The articles also contain references and further reading suggestions so that you can see where the information was sourced from, and draw your own conclusions.

    For healthcare professionals, the Professional Resources pages include nutrition information data on all the recipes, including the original dataset from the South Asian Food Survey conducted at Kings College, London. This section also provides links to resources aimed at reaching South Asian communities.

    Launched in 2009 as a joint initiative between the Aga Khan Health Board for the United Kingdom and TheIsmaili.org, the 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, UK and USA, the Aga Khan Health Services India and includes additional representation from France, Malaysia and Pakistan.

    We invite you to subscribe and come back often, as new articles and recipes are regularly created by our professional team of volunteer dietitians, researchers, clinicians, chefs and photographers.

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