Rawalpindi, March 22, 2023 (PPI-OT):NUMS Department of Nutrition and Dietetics organized various activities like Nutritional Assessment Camp, Presentations, Panel discussion, Nutrition Awareness Walk and Healthy Cuisine Competition at PWD Campus to celebrate the National Nutrition Month in March for raising awareness regarding the significance of nutrition among masses.
The Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics, based in the US, every year puts forward a specific theme keeping in view the global nutrition situation. The theme for the year 2023 is “Fuel for the Future”. The event was attended by about 400 students, faculty members and administrative staff members. March Nutrition Month is celebrated in accordance with UN Sustainable Development Goals (SDG) specifically (SDG) 2 for Zero Hunger and SDG 3 for good health and well-being.
During this month, efforts are made to create awareness about making informed food choices and developing healthy eating and physical activity habits.
Prof. Dr. Aisha Mohyuddin Dean, Multidisciplinary Studiers welcomed the participants and thanked them for sharing their thoughts. Mr. Shahid Fazal from “Nutrition International,” gave an enlightening presentation on “Investing in Nutrition for our Future”. The presentation was followed by a panel discussion based on “Fuel for the Future” and “Eating with Sustainability in Mind”. This session was moderated by Dr. Zehra Parveen.
Panel members consisted of Dr. Umar Farooq, Associate Professor, Department of Nutrition and Dietetics, NUMS, Mr. Shahid Fazal, Regional Advisor for “Nutrition International” and Mr. Faiz Rasool, Senior Policy Advisor for “Global Alliance for Improved Nutrition”.
HoD, Department of Nutrition and Dietetics, Dr. Abdul Momin Rizwan Ahmad, in his concluding remarks thanked the experts for highlighting various aspects of nutrition. NUMS, Pro VC (Acad) Maj Gen Saleem Ahmed Khan, HI(M) (Retd) was the chief guest on the occasion and distributed shields among the panelists. He also appreciated the efforts of the department for organizing the event.
The Pro VC (Acad) joined the Nutrition awareness walk which was followed by a healthy cuisine competition, managed by Dr. Sana Ikram.
A nutritional assessment camp was also organized by the department of NUMS Nutrition and Dietetics while a team of senior students, led by faculty members Ms. Tara Khursheed, assessed the nutritional status of some visitors and gave them dietary advice accordingly.
A game stall, led by the faculty member Ms. Juweria Abid was also set up to involve the students and faculty in sports.
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