Webinar On HEALTHY EATING IS AN ART’: CELEBRATING NATIONAL NUTRITION WEEK
To celebrate the healthful and wholesome spirit of National Nutrition Week in association with Yakult, School of Medical and Allied Sciences, G D Goenka University organized a Webinar titled, ‘Probiotics and Immunity- The Link’ on September 1, 2020. The Speaker for the session was Dr. Neerja Hajela, Head of Science and Regulatory Affairs at Yakult Danone India Pvt. Ltd., New Delhi. Dr. Neerja gave a comprehensive knowledge about Microbes and their role in regulating Immunity, and how bacteria is important to ensure proper Gut function. She gave a vivid pictorial description of a poorly functioning immune system to make everyone understand the intricate link and inter-mingling of Microbes and Immunity. What keeps a healthy and effective Gut environment was discussed with acute clarity and skillfulness. To add more to the pre-existing knowledge, Dr. Neerja explained the fundamental nature and influence of Probiotics on the human immune system. She also enlisted some of the Probiotic food products (Dairy-based food) which can be profusely useful regarding their varied health benefits. The nutritional mechanism relevant for increasing Immunity during these unsettling times was discussed in the session with analytical understanding. The session culminated with curious questions and Dr. Neerja’s expert assistance in providing well-informed answers and healthy approaches for a nutrition rich lifestyle.
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