Posted on June 21, 2017

Bedaya Center for Entrepreneurship and Career Development (Bedaya Center), a joint initiative by Qatar Development Bank and Silatech, recently held its third Mehna Café (career café) meet. The event was held at Anima Lounge, 30 La Croisette, Porto Arabia, the Pearl Qatar and hosted nutrition specialists, Mrs. Nada Al Shammeri and Hind Al Tamimi from the Ministry of Public Health. This was in addition to the participation of the Faculty of Public Health at Qatar University and “Lite N’Appetite” center.

During the session, both Al Tamimi and Al Shammeri spoke about their profession as nutritionists and their love, passion and experience toward this field. They also informed about their role in guiding people what they need to eat in order to live a healthy life or reach their own health goals. The hosted specialists also highlighted the roles and functions of a nutritionist and the vital and important role he plays in general as well as in hospitals. According to them, this could not be overlooked in any way, because as a food consultant, the nutritionist is in constant touch with the treating physician and doctor. The nutritionist also participates in the nutritional assessment of patients by preparing their diet plans, in addition to providing advice and guidance.

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During the gathering, representatives from Faculty of Public Health at Qatar University (QU) showcased the available majors at QU and the requirements of each major. The university provides a vital aspect of the country's needs for qualified health and medical professionals through the introduction of new academic programs in the light of the significant expansion of healthcare services in Qatar, thus contributing to the achievement of Qatar National Vision 2030. “Lite N’Appetite” diet center also participated and provided the audience with free checkups including calculating the body mass index, fats level, muscles, water …etc and their placement in the body.

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On this occasion, Reem Al-Suwaidi, General Manager of Bedaya Center, said, "During the third episode of Mehna café (career café), Bedaya’s latest program, we made sure that we highlighted the role of a nutritionist and the importance of this specialization in today's society. Today, we hosted two prominent nutrition specialists Nada Al Shomary and Hind Al Tamimi, and we are grateful for a detailed explanation of their profession and the purpose of their specialization, and the importance in human life.” “We also welcomed today representatives from the faculty of public health at QU who provided an insight into the new majors available, having welcomed its first batch of students in 2016."

Mehna Café (Career Café) is a professional gathering but in an unformal atmosphere where pioneers from different careers and professions get to be hosted alongside guests and audience interested in those professions. They provide a clear image about those professions which in return will give the attendees an in depth insight and support their aspirations to enter the arena of professional life.