Maintaining Modern Healthy Eating Pattern

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Director of Institut Francais Surabaya, Veronica Mathelin (the furthest left) with the speakers after the Science Party in Faculty of Psychology UNAIR. (Photo: Special)

UNAIR NEWS – Modern life with sophisticated technology has made human life patterns shift, including their eating patterns. It was the focus of Institut Francais Indonesia (IFI) and International Office Partnership (IOP) Universitas Airlangga to hold a seminar titled “Science Party: Food and Us” on Wednesday, September 14, in Excellence with Morality Hall, Faculty of Psychology UNAIR.

Vice Rector I UNAIRProf. Djoko Santoso, dr., Ph.D., Sp.PD, K-GH, in his address said that modern people are spoiled by technology and information advancement. He hoped that every participant of the seminar can implement their useful insight they got from the seminar.

Director of IFI Surabaya Veronique Mathelin said that food issue has been popular recently. Similar with Prof. Djoko, Mathelinalso hoped that a lesson could be learned from the seminar and applied in daily life.

“The objective of this event is that science can be implemented by everyone, as this food issue is being an interesting issue,” said the Director of IFI Surabaya.

The nutritionist of Faculty of Medicine (FK) Universitas Indonesia Fiastuti Witjaksono, dr., M.S., Sp.GK, a speaker in the seminar said that eating pattern is one of the disease causing factors, especially in modern lifestyle, with high calories, fat, sugar, salt and less fiber and movement (sedentary lifestyle).

“30 years ago when we served some fast food, the portion was small. But now, beside bigger portion, the price is cheaper too, it even causes more diseases,” she said.

The clinical nutrition specialist UI  also explained that in this modern era, there is a lot of delicious food due to flavourants. “Phenomena in villages are the same with the cities. Living in villages or cities show the same patterns,” she said. “The solution is consuming enough vegetables and fruit,” she added.

Beside Fiastuti, there were two other speakers, Triana Kusuma Dewi, M.Sc with “You are What You Eat”topic, and Afif Kurniawan, M.Psi, with “Eating Disorder” topic of discussion. (*)

Author: Nuri Hermawan
Editor: Defrina Sukma S.

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