Seminar on food consumption highlights economic impact on family income

SALALAH: A seminar on Food Consumption and Economic Impact on Family Income was opened at Dhofar University on Tuesday under the patronage of Shaikh Salim bin Oufait al Shanfri, Head of Dhofar Municipality, Head of the Organising Committee of Salalah Tourism Festival.
The two-day seminar is organised by Oman Association for Consumer Protection (OACP) as part of the activities of Salalah Tourism Festival.
The seminar’s programme included a working paper entitled ‘Smart Shopping and its Effect on the Consumer Healthily and Economically,’ which was presented by Dr Mariam bint Abdullah al Waeli, Director of Support Services for Specialised Medical Care at the Ministry of Health.
Dr Awadh Shaaban, Trainer, Expert and Consultant of Food and Agriculture at the Institute of Food Research and Technology in the Arab Republic of Egypt, delivered a lecture on the basic food components and optimal food needs of the
individual.
The seminar’s programme for today will include a range of topics on the proper planning of consumption of food and health, social and economic hazards to increase consumption of food, in addition to ways to overcome the scarcity and rise of some food commodities.
The seminar involved government and private entities, Oman Chamber of Commerce and Industry (OCCI); Salalah Branch, Dhofar University, government and private colleges and Omani women associations.
The seminar targets those concerned with the protection of consumers from specialists and those concerned with planning and rationalisation of consumption.
The seminar’s opening ceremony was attended by government and private officials. — ONA