Healthy Diet in the Framework of “Socio-psychological Assistance to Syrian Refugees’’ Project

On 23 November, 2018, “Aleppo” Compatriotic Charitable Organization (Aleppo-NGO)  organized a regular meeting of socio-psychological assistance project for Syrian refugees in Armenia.

The guest speaker was biologist and dietitian Shaghig Minassian, who has studied Biology in Aleppo. In 2014, she arrived in Armenia, wishing to continue her studies as a nutritionist. Unfortunately, neither in Syria, nor in Armenia, this profession was not developed in the field of education, so Ms. Shaghig applyied to the International University of Lebanon, earning the title of dietitian.

In 2016, Ms. Shaghig returned to Armenia. She trained in the food sector at the offices of UN and Children of Armenian Fund. Currently she studies public health.

She has been working as a dietitian for Shant TV’sprogram “MED INFO” for three years.
Since 2018 Ms. Shaghig has been lecturing on a healthy lifestyle at Yerevan Haybusak Medical University

The guest speaker gave the attendees a presentation about diet, proper nutrition and a healthy lifestyle in general

The discussion took place through question-and-answer and exchange of views.

As a reminder, the free socio-psychological assistance meetings at Aleppo-NGO provide support to Syrians who went through the war and find themselves experiencing psychological side effects, helping them to recover and become actively involved in the civil life of Armenia.

 At the meetings, the priest (APD) and various speakers give lectures.
The meetings take place every Friday, at 16:00, at the Aleppo-NGO office.
The address is 11 Northern Avenue, -1 floor (entrance from Abovyan street).