'Focus on basic work on nutrition a must'

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Chennai, Nov 21: The Nutrition Society of India must focus on basic work on nutrition which is slowly dwindling due to people not being interested in it, its President V Prakash said on Thursday, Nov 20.
Speaking at the inauguration of 'Nutrifest 2008,' a three-day meeting of nutrition experts from across the country, he called for networking of nutritionists, food technologists, doctors and scientists.

Prakash, who is also Director of the Central Food Technological Research Institute, Mysore, expressed concern over consumers getting confused by jargons such as functional foods, medical foods and recovery foods that come along with nutraceuticals. He said that the validity of such claims must be well established and nutraceuticals should not be confused with basic nutrition.

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