Symposium: “Nutrition and Food Research Day”

Business Building 903, Beirut campus

The nutrition program of the department of natural sciences is holding a symposium entitled “Nutrition and Food Research Day”.

The symposium is a venue to present the latest original research from Lebanon and the region in the field of Nutrition and Food Science that aims at addressing the current challenges in the Middle East. Accordingly, the scope includes (but is not limited to) the following:

  • The burden of obesity and its associated morbidities that are on the rise
  • Food security concurrent with the emerging economic and political turmoil
  • Food safety in the face of recurrent incidents of food-borne illnesses

The symposium is cosponsored by the National Council for Scientific Research. The program features two keynote speakers in the field of Nutrition and Food Security: Ms. S. Escott-Stump, Author and Former President of the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics and Dr. Bruno Minjauw, FAO Representative for Lebanon a.i.

The symposium will also include a panel discussion on food safety in Lebanon entitled “Toward a Lebanese Food Safety Law and Authority”. For more information on the panel and speakers, click here

The organizers aim at exposing available research, and evidence-based trends and interventions for the ultimate goal of promoting human well-being and preventing and managing these challenges, as well to open up the opportunity for further collaboration and multidisciplinary research.

The symposium will be attended by health professionals including nutritionists, dietitians, food scientists, researchers, as well as senior undergraduate and graduate students majoring in nutrition, food science or related fields.

For further information and to register for the event, click here