World Food Day observed at UVAS
LAHORE (15-10-19): The Department of Food Science and Human Nutrition (FSHN) of the University of Veterinary and Animal Sciences (UVAS) Lahore observed “World Food Day” with the theme of “Our Action are our Future; Healthy Diets for A Zero Hunger World”. Various activities including an awareness seminar, speech, healthy cooking and poster competitions, presentations and documentary featured to mark the day.
Vice-Chancellor Prof Dr Talat Naseer Pasha preside over the seminar while Chairman (FSHN) Dr Sana Ullah Iqbal and many guest speaker from public private sector organization including Nutrition officer (UNICEF) Punjab Ms Uzma Safdar, Provincial Manager Food Fortification Program Dr Amber Elahi and a large number of students and faculty members were present.
Addressing the audience, Prof Dr Talat Naseer Pasha advised students that being professionals it is your responsibility to create awareness among peoples to clarify myths and controversies associated with eggs and poultry meat also about the pure high quality healthy food by utilize your knowledge and skills to curb malnutrition and stunting issues in the country. He said egg is the unique and affordable source for getting protein which is the basic need for the growth of human body. He urged to provide healthy desi foods like lassi, milk, egg and butter to school going children in a day. He said all kind of soda drinks and tea whitener are unhealthy and acknowledge the role of Punjab Food Authority to bane soda drinks in institutions. He also lauded the role of organizer to arranged informative activity for the capacity building of students.
In seminar, guest speaker Dr Amber Elahi delivered her detailed lecture on fortified foods; a solution to micronutrients deficiencies.
At the end of seminar, Prof Dr Talat Naseer Pasha distributed shields and cash prizes among the winners of cooking and poster competitions. In cooking contest, Abdullah won the 1st position, Fatima Tariq got 2nd position while Farah Malik stood on 3rd position. In poster contest, Sumaiya Malik won the 1st position, Talbia Tariq got 2nd position while Rimsha Shakeel got 3rd position.