Lecture on "Nutrition and Wellness"
The lecture on "Nutrition and Wellness" was held on 05th April 2017 at the Plant Genetic Resources Center, Gannoruwa, Peradeniya. The national project coordinator, Dr. Gamini Samarasinghe commenced the program by addressing the audience and inviting the guest speaker Dr. Nalin Siriwardana, Program Manager, Nutritional Sciences at Church & Dwight, Co., Inc.USA to conduct the session.
The lecture was conducted emphasizing the role of nutrients in common health conditions addressing the common questions among the population such as “Are we really what we eat? Are we eating right? What is best way to eat? What are nutritional supplements? Role of nutrients in common conditions? and insights on weight management”. These issues were discussed with their respective scientific background and current statistical data to elaborate the importance and thereby creating awareness amongst the audience.
59 individuals including BFN project partners, members of the Department of Agriculture, University staff and students actively participated the session generating an excellent discussion platform for nutrition related issues and relatedness to human health and well-being.