The Sabri Ülker Food Research Foundation has focused on one of the most important topics in recent years: nutrition and healthy living. At the "Nutrition and Healthy Lifestyles Summit" organized on Friday, April 26, 2013, scientists from Turkey and around the world discussed new global trends in nutrition, healthy living and food safety, as well as approaches to creating new policies in this field. Speaking at the opening of the summit, Sabri Ulker Food Research Foundation Board Member Ali Ulker, pointed out that there are false assumptions accepted as truth as well as some truths that are considered false when it comes to food and nutrition. He also stated that the foundation aims to raise awareness in society regarding nutrition and healthy living based on scientific conclusions.
Foundation spokesperson Dr. Zeki Ziya Sözen emphasized that the goal of the Sabri Ülker Food Research Foundation is to ensure that scientific truths are propagated and announced that the foundation started a program that would reward scientific studies. He stated that the foundation would give the "Sabri Ülker Science Award" to an innovative, scientific and applicable study in the field of food, nutrition and healthy living.
In the first part of the summit, Prof. Dr. Halit Tanju Besler from Hacettepe University, Prof. Dr. Jozef Kokini from the University of Illinois, Prof. Dr. med. Hans Konrad Biesalski from Hohenheim University and Prof. Dr. Klaus G. Grunert from Aarhus University made presentations and shared new developments in the field of nutrition and healthy living. In the second part, a "Nutrition and Healthy Living Panel" was held, moderated by journalist Ismet Berkan. The guests of the panel were Ministry of Health Development of Health General Manager Mine Tunçel, Ministry of Food, Agriculture and Livestock Food and Inspection General Directorate Food Enterprises and Codex Department Head Selman Ayaz, Turkey Federation of Food and Drink Industry Associations President Şemsi Kopuz, Istanbul Faculty of Medicine Department of Internal Diseases Endocrinology and Metabolism Diseases Faculty and Turkish Diabetics Foundation Chairman Prof. Dr. Temel Yılmaz and singer Gülben Ergen. The panel focused on the activities of public, private and nongovernmental organizations related to nutrition and healthy living, as well as the responsibilities of the related institutions and establishments in informing society.
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