Nestlé workshop highlights nutrition
Dubai, February 12, 2011
Nestlé Nutrition Institute – Middle East conducted a workshop in Dubai to highlight the ongoing efforts to promote science-based nutrition in the region.
The two-day workshop opened yesterday (February 11) at the InterContinental Hotel in Dubai Festival City.
More than 150 of the region’s most distinguished paediatricians gathered for the workshop, which discussed critical issues pertaining to infant nutrition and immune system development.
“The workshop enables leading paediatricians to meet and participate in discussions on topics of concern to the regional health community,” said Sara Jackson, country business manager Nestlé Nutrition Middle East.
“It provides them a platform to exchange knowledge and nutrition expertise, share research findings and formulate future pathways based on scientific evidence and informed choices.”
“Nestlé Nutrition Institute is committed to fostering science for better nutrition, and our continuous endeavour to promote scientific debate on nutrition follows from our conviction that innovative, science-based nutrition can help enhance the quality of people’s lives all over the world,” said Prof Ferdinand Haschke, chairman of Nestle Nutrition Institute – Switzerland, Vevey.
“Infants are constantly growing, developing and maturing, and as a result, an adequate nutrient supply is necessary to maintain their growth potential and immune system development,” said Dr Hanan Anwar, medical director, Nestle Nutrition- Middle East.
“The Nestlé Nutrition Institute - Middle East workshop will discuss the immune-modulatory function of breast milk as the ideal nutrition for infants and the gold reference for any nutrition, and will also emphasize the role of probiotics in supporting infant immunity,” he added. – TradeArabia News Service