National Healthy Lifestyle Campaign 2014 kicks off at Suntec this weekend

SINGAPORE - Learn how to cook healthy, and from no less than New Zealand Masterchef winner Nadia Lim - at the new nutrition exhibit at this year's National Healthy Lifestyle Campaign (NHLC).

Organised by the Health Promotion Board (HPB), the annual campaign kicked off on Friday, to help raise awareness of healthy living options here.

This year's campaign features a month-long roving exhibition that will showcase how healthy living options can be enjoyed in every home, workplace and school.

The exhibition, which opened at the Suntec City Convention Centre, will run from Friday until Oct 5. It will then travel to Ang Mo Kio Hub, Marina Square and Toa Payoh Hub over the next three weekends.

Exhibition-goers will learn about four key areas of health - mental wellbeing, physical activity, nutrition and screening - through workshops and activities such as floorball and tchoukball.

Healthier cooking demonstrations by renowned chefs Violet Oon and New Zealand Masterchef winner Lim, are among this year's highlights.

NHLC 2014 also marks achievements under the Healthy Living Master Plan, which aims to ensure that healthy living options span seamlessly across the workplace, community and school settings.

New Master Plan initiatives will be introduced in the coming weeks, focusing on dietary choices, weight management as well as healthier workplace ecosystems.

So far, previous initiatives have led to encouraging results - more Singaporeans are now opting for more nutritious meals when they dine out, and more schools are serving healthy set meals that incorporate food from the four main food groups in the appropriate portion sizes to their students, said the HPB.