The Scientific Committee of the 2nd PNDS International Conference 2021 invites you to submit your research abstracts for presentation. It is a great opportunity for nutritionists, dietitians, food scientists, public health professionals, clinicians, scholars, and policymakers globally to share valuable research findings and advancements related to the Triple Burden of Malnutrition with a particular focus on Low Middle-Income Countries (LMICs.)

The thematic areas for the research abstracts are as follows:

  • Nutrition and Infectious diseases (including COVID 19)
  • Nutrition for growth
  • Obesity and NCDs
  • Malnutrition and climate change
  • Physical activity and Sports
  • Nutrition education, counseling, and dietetic practice
  • Nutritional management of multi-morbidities
  • Food Environment/Food Systems

Modes Of Presentation

Accepted abstracts will be selected for either an oral or a poster presentation

Guidelines For Abstracts

  • Abstracts should be based on unpublished work
  • Multiple abstracts can be submitted by the same presenting author but must address different research/ topics.
  • Oral presentation abstract should be based on primary research
  • Reviewers will consider the following when evaluating abstracts: Relevance to conference themes, originality of the research, appropriate research methodology for answering the research question and importance of the research findings.
  • Abstracts must be submitted in English language (UK English) with accurate grammar and spelling.
  • The abstract should not exceed more than 300 words (excluding title and list of authors)
  • Abstracts should include the following components:
    • Title
    • Background and objective
    • Methodology
    • Results and Findings (main results only)
    • Conclusions
    • Three to five Key words
  • The font should be “Times New Roman” with single spacing and font size 12.
  • Abstract title should be in capital letters, bold and centrally aligned.
  • Author information should include the following:
    • First name & Last name of all of the presenters
    • Affiliation (Institute/Company name, city and country name)
    • Contact details (email and telephone number) of corresponding author only
  • Do not include any citation or references in the abstract
  • Tables and illustration should not be included in the abstract
  • Incomplete submissions will not be entertained
  • Abstract withdrawal request will not be entertained after the 1st of September, 2021


  • Presenters:

  • Corresponding Details

  • The Abstract:



Sample Abstract


Saadiyah Rao1, Nadia Shah1*, Nida Jawed1, Sumera Inam1, Kashif Shafique1

1School of Public Health, Dow University of Health Sciences, Karachi 74200, Pakistan

Corresponding author nadia.shah@duhs.edu.pk


Background and objective: Unhealthy behaviors are associated with mental health problems and violence in adolescents, yet their combined association has been understudied. Using the Global School Health Survey, this study examined the association between combined unhealthy behaviors (including fast food, soft drink, smoking, other tobacco products and physical inactivity) and anxiety, suicidal ideation and involvement in physical fight among Pakistani adolescents.

Methods: Data were obtained from the Global School Health Survey conducted in Pakistan (2009). The study population consisted of school going adolescents aged 13 to 15 years. Association of combined unhealthy behaviors with anxiety, suicidal ideation and involvement in physical fight were studied through secondary analysis. We used univariate and multivariate logistic regression analysis by complex sample method, accounting for cluster sampling technique used for data collection.

Results and findings: Of the total 4583 students, weighted percentage and unweighted count for one, two, three and four or more unhealthy behaviors was 39.4% (n = 1770), 22.1% (n = 963), 5.9% (n = 274) and 1.2% (n = 62) respectively. The weighted prevalence for anxiety, suicidal ideation and involvement in physical fight were 8.4%, 7.3% and 37.4% respectively. The results of multivariate logistic regression analysis after adjustment showed that students who had four or more unhealthy behaviors had higher odds of; being anxious (OR 2.45, 95%CI 1.31-4.59, p value 0.004).

Conclusions: This study suggests that the co-occurrence of unhealthy behaviors is associated with anxiety, suicidal ideation and physical fight among adolescents. These findings should be considered when developing interventions to combat detrimental outcomes of unhealthy behaviors during adolescence.

Keywords: Unhealthy behaviors, Adolescents, Mental health, Physical-fight