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About the Theme

The 55th Annual Conference of NSI, scheduled to take place at the esteemed National Institute of Nutrition, Hyderabad, from November 25th to 26th, 2023. In addition to the main conference, we are excited to announce two pre-conference workshops on November 24th, 2023.

This year's conference theme, "Nutricereals for One Health," holds paramount significance as it aligns perfectly with the International Year of Millets (IYOM) declared by the United Nations General Assembly. Millets, often referred to as "nutricereals," have long been recognized for their exceptional nutritional value, offering a rich source of protein, minerals such as iron, zinc, and calcium, dietary fiber, and antioxidants. Despite their benefits, the consumption of millets has declined over the years, impacting health and sustainable food systems.

India's role as a major millet producer is vital, contributing 80% of Asia's millet production and 20% globally. Acknowledging the importance of millets, the government declared 2018 as the National Year of Millets, and the subsequent proposal to the UN led to the declaration of 2023 as the International Year of Millets. This year's conference will not only echo the international theme but also provide a platform for stakeholders to advocate for the resurgence of millets as a cornerstone of health and nutrition.

The conference will feature a diverse array of sessions, including a keynote address that sets the tone for the event, a symposium on "Sustainable Food Systems for One Health," and a panel discussion on the "Health Benefits of Millets." Furthermore, a compelling debate on the role of additional taxation on High-Fat, Sugar, and Salt (HFSS) foods in curbing Non-Communicable Diseases (NCDs) in India will shed light on potential policy changes.

The conference will uphold its tradition of including plenary sessions, award presentations, free communications, and poster sessions, ensuring a rich exchange of ideas and insights. Notably, we are excited to reintroduce quiz competitions, aiming to engage and stimulate the minds of our young participants while fostering team spirit.

We extend a warm invitation to nutritionists, researchers, scientists, dietitians, students, teachers, and industry professionals to actively participate in this transformative event. Together, we can drive positive change by encouraging the consumption of millets and promoting sustainable, healthy diets. Workshops on Nutrient Requirements & adequacy and Research Methodology will provide essential capacity-building opportunities for the emerging members of the NSI community.

We eagerly anticipate your active involvement in shaping the discourse, fostering innovation, and driving impactful change in the field of nutrition. Let's join forces to make this conference a resounding success and contribute to a healthier, more sustainable future.


The Conference aims to draw participation from diverse groups like nutritionists, researchers, scientists, dieticians, students, teachers and industry. The regular features like plenary sessions, award sessions, free communications, poster sessions and most importantly the Orations will continue to attract not only the nutrition fraternity but also academics, policy makers, implementers, practitioners and researchers. This time, we have something new up our sleeve and reintroduce the quiz competitions in NSI to reinvigorate young minds and bring about team spirit. We look forward to your active participation and be the stakeholder to drive the change that can only happen with active participation. Workshops on Nutrient Requirements and Adequacy labelling and research methodology will help develop capacity building for the young souls of NSI fraternity.

The Scientific Programme of the conference will include plenary lectures, oral presentations and poster sessions on a range of topics relevant to the conference theme. The Conference aims to draw participation from diverse groups like nutritionists, researchers, scientists, dieticians, students, teachers and industry.