Chairperson PHEC, attend the International Conference & Expo as a chief guest with the theme “Recent Trends in Clinical Nutrition & Food Sciences”

  • 24 Feb 2023
  • PostedIn: PHEC

Prof. Dr. Shahid Munir, Chairperson PHEC, said that nutrition is a critical part of health and development. Improved nutrition is associated with the better infant, child, and maternal health; stronger immune systems; a lower risk of noncommunicable diseases (such as diabetes and cardiovascular disease); and a longer life. This he said while speaking as a chief guest at the International Conference & Expo with the theme “Recent Trends in Clinical Nutrition & Food Sciences,” organized by the Department of Nutrition and Health, University of Home Economics. He further said that unsafe food is responsible for thousands of deaths every year. And yet food safety has not received the political attention that it deserves. Many people are affected by diarrhea and food poisoning, and the cases linked to contaminated food remain unreported. Today, foodborne diseases caused by chemicals, viruses, bacteria, and parasites kill thousands of people every year. Reforms to repurpose support for food and agriculture must also be accompanied by policies that promote shifts in consumer behaviors, along with safety net policies to mitigate the unintended consequences of reforms for vulnerable populations. Finally, we need strong regulations, better laboratories, stronger surveillance, and better training and education to overcome the losses.