Lebanese American University

Nutrition and Food Research Day

April 25, 2014, Beirut, Lebanon


LAU Beirut / Business auditorium BB903
8:30 AM Registration opens
9:00 AM - 9:15 AM Opening Address
9:15 AM - 10:00 AM Keynote Speaker: "Where Do We Stand in MENA in terms of Understanding Food Security?"
Dr. Bruno Minjauw, FAO Representative for Lebanon a.i.
Abstract Oral Presentations Session 1Chairs: Dr. Ralph Abi Habib, Dr. Hussein Hassan, Natural Sciences, SAS, LAU
10:00 AM - 10:15 AM Food Safety and Handling Knowledge and Practices of Lebanese University Students
Hussein Hassan and Hani Dimassi
10:15 AM - 10:30 AM Caraway (Carum carvi) Essential and Fixed Oils Characterization
Anas Garaya, Wissal Dhifi, Marc El Beyrouthy, Nourhene Boudhrioua Mihoubi, and Rafika Chekir Ben Chaouacha
10:30 AM - 10:45 AM Chemical and Microbiological Safety of Vegetables Grown in the Upper Litani Basin
Bashayer Madi, Rabih Kamleh, Mey Jurdi, Sami Ramia, Samira Korfali, Rola Ajib, and Khalil Kreidieh
10:45 AM - 11:00 AM Does the Orange Blossom Smell as Blue in Lebanon as in France? A Lebanese-French Cross-Cultural Study
Reine Barbar, Yelena Maric, and Muriel Jacquot
11:00 AM - 11:15 AM Socioeconomic Status and Obesity in Lebanese Children and Adolescents aged between 11 and 18 years
Rana Jreij, Elie Hajj Moussa, Maya Tueni, Fadia Tayba, and Affife Mounayar
11:15 AM - 11:30 AM Determining the medium- term (3 months) effect of phosphorus premeal on reducing energy intake and body weight
Jennifer Ayoub, Murielle Abi Samra, and Omar obeid
Poster Presentations (Riyad Nassar Library Lobby)
11:30 AM - 12:15 PM
Networking Lunch (Business Building Lobby)
12:15 PM - 1:00 PM
1:00 PM - 1:45 PM Keynote Speaker: "The Complex Management of Obesity"
Ms. Sylvia Escott-Stump, Author and Former President of the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics
Abstract Oral Presentations Session 2Chairs: Dr. Nadine Zeeni, Dr. Lama Mattar, Natural Sciences, SAS, LAU
1:45 PM - 2:00 PM Environmental enrichment and cafeteria diet synergistically modify the response to chronic variable stress in rats
Shoug Al Nafeesi, Nadine Zeeni, Maya Bassil, Mariana Ibrahim, Tala Zein, Gilles Fromentin, Catherine Chaumontet and Costantine Daher
2:00 PM - 2:15 PM Body Mass Index, Waist-to-Height Ratio, Percent Body Fat, and Conicity Index Cut-off Values to Predict Metabolic Syndrome in Lebanese Children and Adolescents
Darine Hachem, Nahla Hwalla, Farah Naja, Hani Dimassi, Nadine Yazbeck and Lara Nasreddine
2:15 PM - 2:30 PM Nutrition policies at schools: Opportunities & challenges in Lebanon
Sima Hamadeh
2:30 PM - 2:45 PM Nutritional profile of Lebanese NAFLD patients: A case-control study
Nicole Fakhoury Sayegh, Hassan Younes, Sandy Abou Mrad, Raymond Sayegh
Coffee Break
2:45 PM - 3:10 PM
Panel Discussion: "Towards a Lebanese Food Safety Law and Authority"
3:15 PM - 4:45 PM

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