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Annual Academic Sessions of Nutrition Society of Sri Lanka

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Annual academic sessions of the Nutrition Society of Sri Lanka will be held from 27-28 January 2018 at Hotel Galadari, Colombo under the theme of ‘Investing in Nutrition for Economic Prosperity’.

It has been estimated that the annual cost of all forms of malnutrition to the world economy is $ 3.5 trillion or $ 500 per person. Therefore, the investing in nutrition is considered as one of very cost effective strategies to fuel the economic growth. 

Therefore, one of the main objectives of the forum is to provide a platform to both economists and nutrition professionals to exchange of knowledge and experience which would help enhance allocative efficiency of nutrition resources. 

The keynote speech will be delivered by State Minister of Finance and Mass Media Eran Wickramaratne.

The event will have two technical sessions to communicate outcomes of Original Research programs and four thematic sessions on various perspectives of nutritional economics with over 10 eminent speakers. They are Investing in nutrition for economic prosperity – Global and local perspective; Agriculture, Food Security and Nutrition Linkage; Investing in nutrition for health and productivity; and Policy, regulatory and institutional aspects for nutrition investments. 

The Prof. T.W. Wikramanayake Oration will be delivered by Prof. Lakshman Samaranayake, Vice-Dean, College of Dental Medicine, University of Sharjah, UAE.


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