Wai Man CHUNG

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The health trend in Hong Kong is slowly turning into eating green because many health problems are caused by imbalanced nutrition associated with a lack of healthy choice in restaurants and the insufficient nutrition information on food served. According to a survey conducted by Nielsen, 61% of Hong Kong people eat at a fast food restaurant at least once a week, and they visit fast food shops an average of 6.9 times a month.

Health problem like three-hypers (i.e., hyperglycemia, hyperlipidemia and hypertension) has become one the most common local chronic diseases for people at midlife. According to a study conducted by The Department of Health, the prevalence of hypercholesterolaemia for people aged 15 to 84 is 49.5 %, while the rate for prevalence of one or more of three-hypers symptom reached 59.2 per cent.

The three-hypers is an issue of major concern to people at the middle age because they are often occupied with different obligations (e.g., job and family), whereas showing little concerns on their diet.

People face the challenge of making a personalized choice that prevents them from the three-hypers despite plenty of restaurant choices, not to mention making a sustained diet change. Detox motivates users to make health food choice and supports them in building a sustained healthy diet habit.

Supervising Tutor:Bruce Wan

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