The Public Health team at Waltham Forest Council is urging Muslims to eat properly at meal times during Ramadan

Health advice for Muslims during fast

Health advice for Muslims during fast

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The Public Health team are giving advice to Muslims in Waltham Forest during the holy month of Ramadan.

Observant Muslims have not eaten during daylight hours since June 29.

Over the next few weeks Muslims can eat only two meals, the pre-dawn meal ‘Suhoor’ and a meal at dusk ‘Iftar’.

However the Public Health team at Waltham Forest Council is urging Muslims to ensure that all meals contain items from all food groups, including fruit and vegetables, carbohydrates, meat or fish, dairy products and foods containing fat and sugar.

It is recommended to break a fast with fruits or a light meal, regardless of how long a fast has lasted during Ramadan.

The fast is not an obligation for children before they reach puberty however, some young children may be taking part.

Public Health Officers are reminding parents that during heat it is vital for children to be hydrated.

Any diabetic Muslims or those with health issues are being advised to speak with their doctor about fasting.

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10:44am Fri 11 Jul 14

Villagecranberry says...

Will the same Health Team be helping the rough sleepers in an around the Borough also to ensure they have enough nourishment?
Will the same Health Team be helping the rough sleepers in an around the Borough also to ensure they have enough nourishment? Villagecranberry
  • Score: 15

11:03am Fri 11 Jul 14

tjm01 says...

Will the same Health Team be helping the rough sleepers in an around the Borough also to ensure they have enough nourishment?

Bloke's a complete plank but he has a point
Will the same Health Team be helping the rough sleepers in an around the Borough also to ensure they have enough nourishment? Bloke's a complete plank but he has a point tjm01
  • Score: 10

11:37am Fri 11 Jul 14

cynicalsue says...

Perhaps also remind them that spitting is not only disgusting but also unhygienic.
Perhaps also remind them that spitting is not only disgusting but also unhygienic. cynicalsue
  • Score: 32

3:18pm Fri 11 Jul 14

Villagecranberry says...

cynicalsue wrote:
Perhaps also remind them that spitting is not only disgusting but also unhygienic.
Hahahaha!
[quote][p][bold]cynicalsue[/bold] wrote: Perhaps also remind them that spitting is not only disgusting but also unhygienic.[/p][/quote]Hahahaha! Villagecranberry
  • Score: 4

4:04pm Fri 11 Jul 14

NDevoto says...

Yes, with all the real concerns in the world , that omnipotent imaginary man in the sky really cares what his followers eat or don't eat , at certain times of the year, otherwise he will be very very angry.
Yes, with all the real concerns in the world , that omnipotent imaginary man in the sky really cares what his followers eat or don't eat , at certain times of the year, otherwise he will be very very angry. NDevoto
  • Score: 15

6:25pm Fri 11 Jul 14

Redbridge person says...

Maybe they should also advise the large groups of muslim men dressed in islamic clothing who congregate late evenings around the estate in Albany road leyton, that it is unislamic and unhealthy to :

1. drink alcahol.
2. smoke weed.
3. smoke crack.
4. use prostitutes...male and female.
police have been called many times to deal with this group...maybe the imaans from the local mosques would like to have a look, most evenings around 11pm....
Maybe they should also advise the large groups of muslim men dressed in islamic clothing who congregate late evenings around the estate in Albany road leyton, that it is unislamic and unhealthy to : 1. drink alcahol. 2. smoke weed. 3. smoke crack. 4. use prostitutes...male and female. police have been called many times to deal with this group...maybe the imaans from the local mosques would like to have a look, most evenings around 11pm.... Redbridge person
  • Score: 32

5:58am Sat 12 Jul 14

Villagecranberry says...

Redbridge person wrote:
Maybe they should also advise the large groups of muslim men dressed in islamic clothing who congregate late evenings around the estate in Albany road leyton, that it is unislamic and unhealthy to :

1. drink alcahol.
2. smoke weed.
3. smoke crack.
4. use prostitutes...male and female.
police have been called many times to deal with this group...maybe the imaans from the local mosques would like to have a look, most evenings around 11pm....
Hahahaha
[quote][p][bold]Redbridge person[/bold] wrote: Maybe they should also advise the large groups of muslim men dressed in islamic clothing who congregate late evenings around the estate in Albany road leyton, that it is unislamic and unhealthy to : 1. drink alcahol. 2. smoke weed. 3. smoke crack. 4. use prostitutes...male and female. police have been called many times to deal with this group...maybe the imaans from the local mosques would like to have a look, most evenings around 11pm....[/p][/quote]Hahahaha Villagecranberry
  • Score: -4

3:25pm Sat 12 Jul 14

Ahmed the T says...

Redbridge person wrote:
Maybe they should also advise the large groups of muslim men dressed in islamic clothing who congregate late evenings around the estate in Albany road leyton, that it is unislamic and unhealthy to :

1. drink alcahol.
2. smoke weed.
3. smoke crack.
4. use prostitutes...male and female.
police have been called many times to deal with this group...maybe the imaans from the local mosques would like to have a look, most evenings around 11pm....
Have you/are you taking photos of them? Are will you just moan on here about the issue?
[quote][p][bold]Redbridge person[/bold] wrote: Maybe they should also advise the large groups of muslim men dressed in islamic clothing who congregate late evenings around the estate in Albany road leyton, that it is unislamic and unhealthy to : 1. drink alcahol. 2. smoke weed. 3. smoke crack. 4. use prostitutes...male and female. police have been called many times to deal with this group...maybe the imaans from the local mosques would like to have a look, most evenings around 11pm....[/p][/quote]Have you/are you taking photos of them? Are will you just moan on here about the issue? Ahmed the T
  • Score: -8

8:40pm Sat 12 Jul 14

myopinioncounts says...

Schools should not be encouraging fasting by children (which is not even required by the islamic faith). Some have provided rooms for primary school pupils to 'retire to' during dinner time. Growing bodies need sustenance , and going without food and water during daylight hours in our long summer days cannot be good for them.
Schools should not be encouraging fasting by children (which is not even required by the islamic faith). Some have provided rooms for primary school pupils to 'retire to' during dinner time. Growing bodies need sustenance , and going without food and water during daylight hours in our long summer days cannot be good for them. myopinioncounts
  • Score: 7

12:56am Sun 13 Jul 14

faro0485 says...

I cycle between care work clients in this Ramadan. It is very important to get your pure butter and fats, otherwise you'll start getting memory issues. As well as salt for the heart and greens for minerals for bones. Just need something for the muscles as well now. I'm thinking organic yoghurt's whey strained.
Ummer Farooq
I cycle between care work clients in this Ramadan. It is very important to get your pure butter and fats, otherwise you'll start getting memory issues. As well as salt for the heart and greens for minerals for bones. Just need something for the muscles as well now. I'm thinking organic yoghurt's whey strained. Ummer Farooq faro0485
  • Score: -8

2:14am Sun 13 Jul 14

Villagecranberry says...

faro0485 wrote:
I cycle between care work clients in this Ramadan. It is very important to get your pure butter and fats, otherwise you'll start getting memory issues. As well as salt for the heart and greens for minerals for bones. Just need something for the muscles as well now. I'm thinking organic yoghurt's whey strained.
Ummer Farooq
Maybe the people Redbridge Person refers to above are not getting their butter fats and their heads are going and they are resorting to illegal practices.
[quote][p][bold]faro0485[/bold] wrote: I cycle between care work clients in this Ramadan. It is very important to get your pure butter and fats, otherwise you'll start getting memory issues. As well as salt for the heart and greens for minerals for bones. Just need something for the muscles as well now. I'm thinking organic yoghurt's whey strained. Ummer Farooq[/p][/quote]Maybe the people Redbridge Person refers to above are not getting their butter fats and their heads are going and they are resorting to illegal practices. Villagecranberry
  • Score: 2

12:37pm Mon 14 Jul 14

St George1 says...

myopinioncounts wrote:
Schools should not be encouraging fasting by children (which is not even required by the islamic faith). Some have provided rooms for primary school pupils to 'retire to' during dinner time. Growing bodies need sustenance , and going without food and water during daylight hours in our long summer days cannot be good for them.
Calm down, in a few years the days will be shorter.
[quote][p][bold]myopinioncounts[/bold] wrote: Schools should not be encouraging fasting by children (which is not even required by the islamic faith). Some have provided rooms for primary school pupils to 'retire to' during dinner time. Growing bodies need sustenance , and going without food and water during daylight hours in our long summer days cannot be good for them.[/p][/quote]Calm down, in a few years the days will be shorter. St George1
  • Score: -3

12:52pm Mon 14 Jul 14

St George1 says...

Redbridge person wrote:
Maybe they should also advise the large groups of muslim men dressed in islamic clothing who congregate late evenings around the estate in Albany road leyton, that it is unislamic and unhealthy to :

1. drink alcahol.
2. smoke weed.
3. smoke crack.
4. use prostitutes...male and female.
police have been called many times to deal with this group...maybe the imaans from the local mosques would like to have a look, most evenings around 11pm....
You seem pretty mixed up.
[quote][p][bold]Redbridge person[/bold] wrote: Maybe they should also advise the large groups of muslim men dressed in islamic clothing who congregate late evenings around the estate in Albany road leyton, that it is unislamic and unhealthy to : 1. drink alcahol. 2. smoke weed. 3. smoke crack. 4. use prostitutes...male and female. police have been called many times to deal with this group...maybe the imaans from the local mosques would like to have a look, most evenings around 11pm....[/p][/quote]You seem pretty mixed up. St George1
  • Score: -5

11:20pm Tue 15 Jul 14

SpursSupporter1 says...

They probably able to do the advice group from all the street fines they've received from Spitting in the street, e council really need too address this issue urgently its the mot irratating, filthy dirty habit going but heh it appears that the council are turning a blind eye to this
They probably able to do the advice group from all the street fines they've received from Spitting in the street, e council really need too address this issue urgently its the mot irratating, filthy dirty habit going but heh it appears that the council are turning a blind eye to this SpursSupporter1
  • Score: 1

9:23am Wed 16 Jul 14

Villagecranberry says...

SpursSupporter1 wrote:
They probably able to do the advice group from all the street fines they've received from Spitting in the street, e council really need too address this issue urgently its the mot irratating, filthy dirty habit going but heh it appears that the council are turning a blind eye to this
That spitting law has run out of steam already it seems. Another Loakes policy thought up on the back of a fag packet.
[quote][p][bold]SpursSupporter1[/bold] wrote: They probably able to do the advice group from all the street fines they've received from Spitting in the street, e council really need too address this issue urgently its the mot irratating, filthy dirty habit going but heh it appears that the council are turning a blind eye to this[/p][/quote]That spitting law has run out of steam already it seems. Another Loakes policy thought up on the back of a fag packet. Villagecranberry
  • Score: 0

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