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World Food Safety Day-2024


DST TEC, along with Nitte University Center for Science Education and Research (NUCER) and the Department of Public Health, K S Hegde Medical Academy (KSHEMA), and Nitte DU, jointly organised the World Food Safety Day at St Aloysius College Higher Primary School, Karnagalpady, Mangaluru, on 7 June 2024. The event consisted of a quiz competition and education about food safety with the students belonging to grades 5-7. The event was attended by around 370 students and 25 teachers of the School. The Head Mistress, Ms. Jositta Noronha, welcomed the gathering and introduced the program's organisers to the students and faculty of their school.
Dr Akshatha K, Assistant Professor NUCSER, spoke about the significance of food safety in our daily life and provided the background for the declaration of June 7 as the World Food Safety Day by the United Nations. She mentioned that this day is celebrated to raise awareness about the importance of food safety and promote actions to prevent, detect and manage foodborne risks. The day highlights the critical role that food safety plays in ensuring that everyone has access to safe, nutritious and sufficient food.
The highlight of the event at St Aloysius College Higher Primary School was an intellectually stimulating quiz competition that brought together six enthusiastic groups of students, each group consisting of two members who demonstrated their knowledge and teamwork skills. The competition comprised five rounds, including general knowledge about food hygiene, nutrition content in food, food brands, processed food and pasteurization, featuring multiple-choice questions, fill-in-the-blanks, picture identification and rapid-fire rounds. Mr Prajwal Jupiter Lobo, Assistant Professor Department of Public Health, KSHEMA moderated the quiz session. Conducted with fair rules and time limit, the quiz maintained a competitive yet friendly atmosphere. The top three winners of the event were awarded with cash prizes sponsored by DST TEC.
Dr Mackwin DMello, HOD of Public Health KSHEMA, Dr Caroline Dsouza, Dr Nishith, and Mr Rahul Patil, Project Associates from DST TEC, engaged the children, discussing the importance of food safety and raising awareness on the topic. Mr Padmanabh Rao from at St Aloysius College Higher Primary School thanked the organisers of the program on behalf of the management, staff and students of the School.
The event was a resounding success, highlighting the importance of food safety education and fostering a spirit of curiosity and learning among young minds.

News Date : 2024-06-07

Last updated 2024-06-10 04:19:08