Media Tasked To Create Awareness On Negative Impact Of TFA

The Ghanaian Media have been tasked to help create awareness on the negative impact of Trans Fatty Acids (TFA) and advocate for its elimination in the country.

This was made known at a Capacity Building and Consultative Workshop organized by the Institute of Leadership and Development (INSLA) for CSOs and the Media on the Elimination of TFA in Ghana.

In a welcome address, the Director for Institute of Leadership and Development, Mr. Benjamin Anabila revealed that, the goal of INSLA is to stimulate discussions and actions to make humanity and its environment productive, safe and healthier.

INSLA he indicated, has been working in areas such as, Health promotion and information, Clean productive and safe environment, Good governance, peace and rule of law and Gender and youth empowerment. “With specific programs and projects on Healthy Diets, Narcotics and substance abuse, alcohol control and prevention, tobacco control and prevention. Physical activities, Non-communicable diseases and COVID-19”.

In a presentation on “WHO REPLACE: An Action Package to Eliminate Industrially-Produced Trans-Fatty Acids (TFA), the Project Manager for INSLA, Mr. Issah Ali pointed out that, a Healthy Diets in SDGs is to ensure healthy lives and promote well-being for all at all ages. “This goal aspires to ensure health and well-being for all, including a bold commitment by 2030”.

He talked about the need to Promote the replacement of industrially produced trans fats (iTFA).with healthier fats and oils.

Again, Assess and monitor trans fat content in the food supply and changes in trans fat consumption in the population.

Also, Review dietary sources of industrially produced trans fats and the landscape for required policy change.

Legislate or enact regulatory actions to eliminate industrially produced trans fats (iTFA), Create awareness of the negative health impact of TFA among policy-makers, producers, suppliers, and the public and lastly, to Enforce compliance with policies and regulations.

Institute of Leadership and Development (INSLA) is a non-profit civil society organization (CSO) center for the strengthening of leadership capacity and the promotion of development.