WEIGHT MANAGEMENT

Nutritionist launches online care site for patients with chronic illnesses

The prevalence of chronic diseases in Kenya and around the world has reached epidemic proportions

In Summary

•June Muchuku, the founder, was driven by the alarming number of her friends and family members dealing with chronic illnesses

•It include an initial free consultation, followed by nutritional screening and risk assessment to determine the health and nutrition status of the client

A competitor prepares to go in front of judges at a casting call for the second season of the reality television programme ''Dance Your Ass Off'', during which overweight or obese contestants hope to lose weight by dancing, in New York December 18, 2009. /REUTERS
A competitor prepares to go in front of judges at a casting call for the second season of the reality television programme ''Dance Your Ass Off'', during which overweight or obese contestants hope to lose weight by dancing, in New York December 18, 2009. /REUTERS

Kenyans seeking to get personalized information and interventions to help them manage their health can now do so through unique nutrition and weight management service centre.

The online centre dubbed ‘Much Nutrition’ was launched in Nairobi last week.

 June Muchuku, the founder, was driven by the alarming number of her friends and family members dealing with chronic illnesses.

 
 

This made her feel compelled to find a way to give her loved ones and thousands of others like them holistic and individualized support so that they could reclaim their health.

The technology-based facility is designed to help people grappling with various health issues to take control of their mental and physical well-being and overcome their health challenges.

It is intended to reach people in Kenya and beyond with affordable and high-quality support provided by a multi-disciplinary group of health professionals.

Through the website, Kenyans will be able to get customized services to help them deal with such challenges as adult and childhood obesity, Type 2 diabetes, high blood pressure, and cardiovascular diseases, eating disorders, and digestive problems.

“The prevalence of chronic diseases in Kenya and around the world has reached epidemic proportions. These are mainly lifestyle diseases brought about by such factors as poor diet, lack of physical activity, consumption of alcohol and smoking, as well as a family history of these conditions,” Muchuku said.

“Unfortunately, many people are not aware of the risks they face, how to prevent these conditions, or how to manage them. Yet with the right information and support, it is possible to turn their health around.”

All online-based, Much Nutrition services include an initial free consultation, followed by nutritional screening and risk assessment to determine the health and nutrition status of the client and the path to be taken towards a life of health and wellness.

 
 

Based on the assessment and the client’s goals, one can choose to join a one-month Beginner Weight Loss Program or an intense 12-week weight loss program with expert nutrition, fitness, and health coaching and support. Much Nutrition also offers a specialized service for childhood obesity, working closely with parents and caregivers.

Change is difficult, but we provide coaching to help our clients take the first important steps, and walk with them every step of the way to help them achieve their immediate and long-term wellness goals. And because we work remotely to deliver our services, we are able to reach them wherever they are,” she said.

With over 10 years of experience as a dietitian and nutritionist, Muchuku is passionate about setting people on the right track to a sustainable long-term journey of healthy living.

She holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Nutrition and Dietetics and a Master of Science degree in Paediatric Physiology from the University of Exeter.