Students from IOWA State University of USA visited LPU on student exchange

  • Visiting students & faculty members belonged to Nutrition & Dietetics Program
  • This was the third visit of students  from foreign universities in this session after visits from MRU Canada & Coventry University UK

Jalandhar: To study malnutrition problem in India a group of 13 students and faculty members from IOWA State University of USA visited Lovely Professional University. LPU’s nutrition and dietetics department supported the group in their study and held mutual discussions to study & work for finding solutions to malnutrition problem particularly in India. This was the third visit of students from foreign universities in this session after visits from Mount Royal University Canada & Coventry University UK.

Welcoming IOWA students LPU Vice Chancellor Dr Ramesh Kanwar assured visiting students to accord each and every help in their project of study. “Nutrition and Dietetics field is gaining popularity amongst people worldwide as world is becoming health conscious. This area is also alluring researchers to work more and more so that general people get the benefit of their research. Our university is also endeavouring to produce high calibre dieticians with all of the academic, practical, therapeutic and personal skills required for the profession.”

Illustrative, there are many impoverished regions in India and people are facing malnutrition and vitamin deficiency. As such, what can be done to correct malnutrition problem; why is this allowed to happen; what are the main causes for this problem and some other were related questions on which the visitors worked. During their busy schedule, the visitors also enjoyed many cultural activities and learned about the great Indian values.

Visiting students Ella Gehrke and Steven Carlson said: “We are deeply impressed by the world class environ at the vast university campus of LPU. We worked with LPU students to understand the typical malnutrition problems being faced in India. We feel that malnutrition, here, has not arisen due to any shortage, it is an outcome of ignorance. We are happy that the way students and faculty at LPU accommodated us is indeed appreciable. We had heard of great Punjabi hospitality and this visit of ours has seen it at LPU in all reality. ”


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