MINGORA: College of Home Sciences, University of Swat (UoS), on Friday arranged a one-day seminar titled Food Safety and Nutrition at the PTCL Campus in Kanju Township.
Addressing the students, Vice-Chancellor Prof Dr Jamal Khan said that proper nutrition was necessary for a healthy mind and body. He added that proper food and nutrition was vital in early childhood to develop a healthy body. “We should avoid oily and fast food, and need to take fresh vegetables, fruit and dry fruit to avoid diseases and obesity,” the vice-chancellor said, adding that blood pressure, diabetes, hypertension and cardiac diseases were the main reasons of unfavourable diet.
Dr Nadia, deputy chief planning officer of Higher Education Department (HED), as the guest speaker, said the HED was keen to provide opportunities to the girl students of the universities of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa to showcase their talent. “The food stalls and the creative work impressed me, and I would like to congratulate Dr Zakiya, the principal of the college, for this successful activity,” she said. Mahboobur Rahman, the registrar of the varsity, appreciated the work done by the students and announced that the University of Swat would arrange a national seminar on the subject very soon.
Hira Tariq, a student of Home Sciences College, explained that she had displayed a stall that described the disease of anaemia that causes a deficiency in human blood. She said the disease could be cured through proper diet.
Another student, Saima Khan, told this scribe that patients suffering from hypothyroidism could be treated through proper diet. She added that precaution was better than cure.
Dr Zakiya, the principal of the college, thanked the participants, guest, visitors and students. She said the college intended to have a close connection with the industry so that the students and the industry might be able to get a mutual benefit. Certificates and shields were distributed among the participant and guests at the concluding ceremony of the programme.