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National Conference on public health nutrition - MY NUTRICON - 2022


Pre-conference workshop on 07.12.2022

Pre-conference workshop was conducted on the occasion of National conference MY-NUTRICON 2022 on 7th Dec 2022 by Department of Community Medicine, JSS Medical College, Mysuru in collaboration with Department of Studies in Food science and nutrition, University of Mysore and Department of Nutrition and Dietetics, School of life sciences, JSS Academy of Higher Education and Research, Mysuru.

Two parallel sessions were arranged, one on Food safety and Adulteration held at University of Mysore and another workshop on Nutritional Assessment, held in JSS MEDICAL COLLEGE, Mysuru. 60 delegates had registered for the pre-conference workshop.

Dr Ragavendra P and Dr Sushma Appaiah were the resource persons for the workshop Nutritional assessment, who shared their knowledge and gave hands-on experience to nearly 42 participants on Nutritional assessment and Body Composition analysis Dr.Komala M and Dr Prabhavathi were the resource persons for workshop on food safety and adulteration. They gave hands-on experience on testing for common adulterants. Overall pre-conference workshop was grand success.

Conference on 8th& 9th Dec 2022

The day began by offering our humble pranams to lotus feet of his holiness mahaswmiji. The first session of the conference began with a technical session which addressed Nutrition through life course approach.

The resource persons were Dr Savita M R, Dr Vidya Thobbi and Dr Pratibha pereira, they Navigated us through the importance of adequate nutrition requirements and consumption in various life stages.

That is infant and children, pregnant and lactating women in reproductive age group as well as the geriatric population respectively. The session was chaired by Dr Suma M N and Dr Suma K B. The technical session was followed by Research simplified with CO-guide REAP..

Dr.G.Muralimohan teddy gave a comprehensive session on the utilisation of REAP as an effective research execution tool.

This was followed by the inaugural ceremony. The ceremony was presided over by Dr.Surinder Singh, Honourable Vice chancellor JSSAHER and our chief guest Dr H Basavanagowdappa, Principal, JSS Medical College, other dignitaries on the Dias included the the organising chairpersons Dr Sunilkumar D and Dr Komala M, the organising secretary Dr Praveen Kulkarni and joint organising secretary Dr Vanita teddy B, off the Dias included Dr Suma M N and Sri Satishchandra S R.

The E-souvenir commemorating the event MYNUTRICON 2022 was also released during the ceremony. The third session of the day was keynote address by Dr Raghavendra P who emphasised on the public health aspects of nutrition towards achieving sustainable development goals.

The 1st session post lunch was a technical session on Food safety and consumer protection. The speakers for the session were Dr Kausalya S, Dr Sheetal Gupta, and Dr B P Mahesh. The role of FSSAI regarding food safety, eat right India movement, Steps to ensure food safety.

The day one ended with panel discussion moderated by Dr Smitha M C on the theme ‘cultural and nutrition’ panelists included Dr Manjunatha S N, Dr Tejeswini C J and Dr.Aravind Kasturi. The role of culture in nutrition, impact of food faddism, acculturation and development of nutritional preferences throughout the civilisations known to mankind were discussed.

On Day 2, the first session was advances in nutrition research. The speakers were Dr. Jyothi Lakshmi,Dr. Sunil Kumar D R and Dr Praveen Kulkarni who spoke on topics like research strategies to enhance bioavailability of iron for alleviation of anaemia,Newer nutrition research implications, research on food fortifications anddietry diversification, about comprehensive Holistic approach needed to bring about nutritional changes and so on. This was followed by scientific paper presentations along with various competitions which were organised like just a minute talk, fruit and vegetable carving and POSHAN Gyan:an innovative poster making competition on nutrition.

Post lunch session was by Dr Sushma appaiah who gave an orientation about g o l z-nutrition and diet solution and role of salutary Nutri foods towards developing therapeutic food formulations.

Total of 448 delegates had registered for the conference. There were 108 oral / poster presentations held on day 2 of the conference. A food exhibition was conducted by Anganwadi teachers highlighting the importance of nutritious diet. There were other competitions which were held like, POSHAN GYAAN: EDUCATIVE POSTER designing, fruit and vegetable carving and JUST A MINUTE TALK.

The conference ended with valedictory function followed by distribution of certificates to the delegates.

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