'Women's economic empowerment determines quality of nutrition in family'

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Nutrition is the bridge between love and happiness, said eminent food technologist Dr V Prakash. The former director of the Central Food Technological Research Institute (CFTRI), Mysore, was delivering the keynote at a two-day webinar on 'Why Women's Nutrition Matters' organised by the Centre for Women's Studies, Central University of Kerala.

The two-day webinar was organised by the Centre for Women's Studies, Central University of Kerala.

Dr Prakash stressed the importance of positioning the advantages of India's traditional nutritive wisdom.

He pointed out the need to ensure economic empowerment of women in order to meet the affordability index that in turn determines the quality and quantity of nutrients available to a family.

He also drew attention to the need for daily exercise, healthy levels of the gut microbiome and nutrition branding.

The webinar was inaugurated by Dr Rajendra Pilankatta, Registrar, Central University of Kerala.

Academic sessions were focused on three themes - nutritional status of women in India, the impact of COVID-19 in women’s nutrition, and women's nutrition for sustainable development.

The sessions were presented by Dr Rajni Chopra from National Institute of Food Technology Entrepreneurship and Management, Haryana, Dr Anitha CT from The University of Hyderabad and Dr A Laxmaiah from National Institute of Nutrition, Indian Council of Medical Research, Jamai-Osmania, Hyderabad, India respectively. 

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