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Seminar on "An impact of nutrition on life-long health: the science of the first 1000 days" by Dr. Rupal Dalal

An impact of nutrition on life-long health: the science of the first 1000 days
Event Date: 
Tuesday, 23 October 2018 - 5:15pm to 6:30pm

Abstract: In this talk, Dr. Dalal will talk about the repercussions of poor dietary choices in the first 1000 days on the future health of the child. She will touch base upon the role nutrition plays, right from conception to newly born to adolescent to adult, in preventing not only acute infection but in prevention and reversal of chronic diseases. She will further give an overview of the latest scientific research on various aspects of nutrition. Bio-sketch of the speaker: Dr. Rupal is born and brought up in Mumbai. After finishing MBBS from Topiwala National Medical College & Nair Hospital in Mumbai, she went to Chicago to pursue post-graduation in Pediatrics. From 1994 to 2005, she lived and worked in the US as a pediatrician. In 2006, she decided to move back to India and decided to work for underprivileged children in the slums of Mumbai. She observed that there was a widespread lack of awareness on simple techniques of breastfeeding as well as on complementary foods, not only in mothers and health care workers but also among practicing doctors, gynecologists, pediatricians, nurses and nutritionists. She decided to dedicate her full time to an NGO, The Foundation of Mother and Child Health. Here she started preventive pediatrics clinics that focus on 1st 1000 days of a child's life, starting from conception to 2 years of age. In 2012, she joined Shrimati Malati Dahanukar Trust (SMDT) as a director of Health to spearhead their maternal and child health program in Srirampur, Maharashtra. With the help of the SMDT team, her goal is to train as many healthcare.

Venue: 
LH 301
IIT Bombay, Powai, Mumbai