By Siaka Momoh
LAGOS – The Nigerian brewing industry is set to host the first Nigerian symposium on beer and health in Lagos.
The one-day symposium comes up on Tuesday, November 4, 2014 inside the Iris & Jazmine Halls of the Eko Hotel and Suites, Victoria Island Lagos has as its theme: “Beer as Part of a Healthy Lifestyle”.
The organisers of the event disclosed that the symposium would focus on beer as a beverage drink in relation to its health and nutrition properties.
The symposium will be chaired by renowned Nigerian writer, scholar and social commentator, Prof. Kole Omotosho, a Professor of Drama at the Department of Drama, University of Stellenbosch, Cape Town, South Africa.
A rich list of experts, intellectuals and scholars in health, food and nutrition sciences has been lined up to deliver keynote lectures at the forum. They include: Dr. Kathryn O’Sullivan, a Manchester, United-Kingdom-based Public Health Nutritionist and Consultant Nutritionist at Dr. Kathryn O’Sullivan Nutrition Consultancy Limited. Dr. Kathryn is an internationally renowned commercial, media and academic expert in public health, food legislation, nutrition communications and education, regulatory affairs; Prof. Tola Atinmo, a Professor of Human Nutrition in the College of Medicine, University of Ibadan, Oyo State. Prof. Atinmo was also former President of the Nutrition Society of Nigeria and a member of the executive council of the International Union of Nutritional Sciences (IUNS) between 2001 and 2005; and foundation President of Federation of African Nutritional Societies in 2002; and Dr. Olu Malomo, Acting Head of Department of Food Technology and Associate Professor of Food Technology, Bells University, Ota, Ogun State.
According to the organisers of the symposium, the session which will feature interactive discussion sessions with panelists made up of analysts and pundits drawn from various discipline, promises to be a knowledge-packed and exciting insight into the global brewing industry, especially as it relates to health and nutrition in human.