Nutrition Awareness Seminar on the Importance of a Balanced Diet for Optimal Bone Health

Under the direction of the Director General of the Punjab Food Authority (PFA), the Nutrition Section in Gujrat conducted a Nutrition Awareness Seminar at Gujrat College of Nursing on 4 July 2024. The event was attended by approximately 150 participants, and was held in observance of Bone Cancer Awareness Month. A nutrition expert from PFA served as the speaker for the seminar. Insightful information on the critical connection between a balanced diet and bone health was delivered to the participants.

The seminar began with an introduction to PFA and its various wings, followed by a discussion on food safety and the categorization of food according to Punjab Educational Institution Food Regulations. The negative effects of carbonated beverages and the importance of understanding food labels was emphasized in the delivered lecture. The main focus of the seminar was the role of nutrition in maintaining bone health. Topics covered included the introduction to a balanced diet, the health benefits of calcium and vitamin D, and identifying food sources rich in these nutrients. The seminar also provided guidance on how to maintain a balanced diet to improve bone health and offered information about the Nutrition Clinic run by PFA in Gujrat. The event concluded with an engaging Q&A session, which allowed the participants to clarify their doubts and deepen their understanding of the discussed topics.

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