Session 1- Global Virtual symposium on Maternal, Infant and Young

Global Virtual Symposium organized by Department of Foods and Nutrition and its Alumni, Faculty of Family and Community Sciences, The Maharaja Sayajirao University of Baroda (Accredited with “A” Grade by NAAC) on

Investing in Maternal, Infant and Young Child Nutrition (MIYCN) for sustainable development: What works,where are the gaps? What needs more effort or change?

Jointly organized by The World Breast Feeding Week (WBW) Alliance – Vadodara in association with We Collaborate for Nutrition (WeCan)
Held on August 1, 2020

Organizing Team :
1. Prof Parimal Vyas (Patron) Honorable Vice Chancellor, The Maharaja Sayajirao University of Baroda
2. Prof Anjali Karolia, Dean, Faculty of Family & Community Sciences
3. Prof Meenakshi Mehan (Webinars Chairperson), Head, Department of Foods & Nutrition & President Foods and Nutrition Alumni Association (MSUFNAA)
4. Dr Arun Phatak (Webinars Chairperson), Pediatrician, Kashiben Children Hospital, Vadodara
5. Prof Vanisha Nambiar (Webinar Convener), Prof and Vice President MSUFNAA, Coordinator, ENPRENDIA-MSU project and Deputy Director, Office of International Affairs
6. Dr Hemangini Gandhi, Dr Vijayata Sengar, Dr Shruti Kantawala and Ms Mansi Diwanji (Webinar Moderators), Assistant Professors, Department of Foods and Nutrition, Faculty of Family and Community Sciences, The Maharaja Sayajirao University of Baroda
7. Rapporteurs: Ms Chitrarpita Saha, Ms Debanjana Bhattacharya, Ms Nikita Joshi, Ms Yamee Bardoliwala, Ms Kankona Dey, Ms Sabat Ansari
8. Support Team: Ms Minaxi Sutharia, Mr Jigar Rana and WeCan Team (Ms Noveena Swapnabh, Mr Bhasker Rao, Ms Priyanka Bajaj, Ms Drishti Chibber and Ms Anumeha Verma)

Session1: Moderator: Prof (Dr.) Vanisha Nambiar, Symposium Convener, Department of Foods and Nutrition, MSU, Baroda & Convener, WBW Vadodara Alliance
Chairperson: Dr Arun Phatak, Senior Pediatrician and Dr Devesh Patel, CMO, VMSS, a Member WBW Vadodara Alliance

1. Dr Arjan De Wagt (Nutrition Chief, UNICEF) India spoke on ‘Setting the context of the Symposium’
2. Dr. Gayatri Singh (IYCN Specialist, UNICEF, New Delhi, India) spoke on ‘Global Scenario on IYCN practices and way forward towards meeting SDG Goals 2030’
3. Manisha Chandra (IAS, Commissioner, WCD, Gujarat) spoke on ‘Best practices and way forward in Gujarat State’
4. Dr JP Dadhich (National Coordinator, BPNI, New Delhi) spoke on ‘Mothers Absolute Affection (MAA) Programme for breastfeeding tools for assessment’

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