University of Agriculture meeting on Pak-Korea nutrition centre

FAISALABAD:30 March: The University of Agriculture Faisalabad (UAF) Friday conducted a consultative meeting on the feasibility of establishment of Pakistan-Korea Nutrition Center at UAF in collaboration with Korean International Cooperation Agency to improve child and community nutrition. The meeting was convened by the Dean Faculty of Food, Nutrition and Home Sciences UAF in which Director General National Institute of Food Science and Technology UAF Dr Tahir Zahoor, all faculty members, Dr Umair Bajwa from GCUF, Dr Madiha Riaz from GCWUF, Dr Surraya from Allied Hospital, Director UAF Planning and Development Irfan Abbas and other notables attended the meeting. Dr Masood Sadiq Butt said a proposal be forwarded to the HEC and the Planning and Department for approval. The meeting strongly agreed on state-of-the-art Pakistan Koran Nutrition Centre that will serve as nucleus for neutrino education, research, training and outreach. He stressed the training of lady health workers, and supervisors to disseminate the knowledge of malnutrition. He said lack of awareness about nutritive food was the main reason of malnutrition. He said 50 per cent of population was facing malnutrition. He said education about nutritive and balanced food at school level will help overcome the issue. He said they have trained 200 school teachers about the nutrition. Dr Tahir Zahoor said that malnutrition issue was worsening due to changing lifestyles so that there is a need to create about balanced usage of food. Dr Umair Bajwa said there is a lack of availability of data in the area of malnutrition for which we have to work.The news.

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