Posted on March 24, 2015

Weill Cornell Medical College in Qatar’s Yalla Natural initiative is taking its roadshow to Qatar International Food Festival to show people that good food does not have to be bad for you.

Yalla Natural is part of the college’s Your Health First campaign and aims to encourage families and children to get back to basics, using fresh, organic food, taking regular exercise and maybe even growing their own fruit and vegetables. From the 24 to 28 March, Yalla Natural will be at the MIA Park engaging the help of Eric Cousin, Corporate Executive Chef at AMLAK, who will be showing people how to cook quick, healthy and tasty meals.

Chef Eric said: “It will be a huge privilege to be able to demonstrate healthy recipes – and maybe some trade secrets – to the people of Qatar. People often say that they don’t have time to cook when they come home from a long day at work but I’ll be showing them that delicious meals can be created in just a few minutes. “By making meals at home, we can be sure of how much fat, salt and sugar they contain and knowing what you are eating is the first step to changing your diet for the better.”

As well as cookery demonstrations, the Yalla Natural team will also be leading exercise work outs, and providing families  with plant posts, soil and seeds so people can try growing their own food. In addition, the famous smoothie bikes will be there, allowing children – and adults – the opportunity to get fit while creating a delicious fruit smoothie.