Every year in March, Pakistan Nutrition and Dietetic Society (PNDS) organize Nutrition Month with various activities to provide nutrition related information and guidance to public. This year theme was “Healthy Eating for Healthy Pakistan” focused on public awareness activities in relation to nutrition and health promotion in Obesity and Weight Management, Kidney Diseases, Diabetes and Public Health Nutrition. Registered Dietitians (RDNs) were supported as the most valuable and credible source of scientifically-based food and nutrition information. PNDS promoted healthful eating messages to the public through a media campaign. Pnds members participated in the campaign with great enthusiasm by organizing various public awareness activities during the month of March at their workplaces and institutes.
A Press conference was organized on 2nd march by PNDS at Press Club where PNDS spokes persons highlighted the role of nutrition in health and disease. While addressing the journalists, PNDS members raised the voice for establishment of foods and nutrition council at Govt. level, so that usage of title, nutritionist and dietitians can be legally protected.
Registered Dietitian Nutritionist day was celebrated on March 24th in which a large group of PNDS members including Dietitians, Nutritionists, and Dietetic students who attended the program and share their achievements with each other.
Group of dietitians at Registered Dietitian Nutritionist Day
PNDS Faisalabad Chapter Launching Ceremony:
PNDS executive committee (2015-2017) successfully launched PNDS 3rd Chapter in Faisalabad on the occasion of First International Conference on “Sustainable Approaches to combat Malnutrition in Pakistan”.Dr Beenish Israr,Lecturer at Department of Home Sciences and Nutrition, University of Agriculture Faisalabad will be the Chapter In-charge. Dr.Mian Kamran Shareef will be the co-chair.
Fayza Khan, President PNDS and Dr.Beenish Israr , Chapter Head Faisalabad
Chapter signing the MOU. Ms.Nida Javed, Vice President, PNDS, Dr.Nilofer F. Safdar (Ex.President,PNDS)were also present in the chapter launching ceremony.