The Oration will be held annually, preferably at the time of the Annual meetings of the Society. The First Oration was held in January 1976.
The invitee for the Oration shall be an outstanding person from any part of the world, who is an expert of high caliber in the broad field of food and nutrition, including agriculture, economics, sociology, public health administration, etc.
The text of the Oration is published in the Proceedings of the Society.
||Dr. D. B. Jelliffe
World Trends in Infants Feeding
||Dr. J. Cravioto
Intersensory Integration as a Function of Nutrition and Stimulation
||Dr. M. Behar
National Nutrition Policy & Trace Elements and Metabolism.
||Dr. M. S. Swaminathan
Green Power and Freedom from Hunger.
||Dr. V. M. Dandekar
Measurement of Undernutrition
||Dr. S. Varadarajan
Technology for Better Nutrition
||Dr. H. K. Jain
Evolutionary March of Indian Agriculture
||Dr. S. G. Srikantia
Nutrition Adaptation in Man.
||Dr. K. T. Achaya
Invisible Fats Revised
||Dr. V. Kurien
Oils and Fats Beyond Nutrition.
||Dr. R. K. Chandra
Nutrition Immunity and Clinical Outcome
||Dr. Anand S. Prasad
Human Zinc Deficiency
||Dr. J.V.G.A. Durnin
Is Satisfactory Energy Balance Possible on Low Energy Intake ?
||Dr. J. C. Waterlow
A New Look at Protein-Energy Malnutrition - Controversies and Challenges.
||Dr. Vernon R. Young
Amino Acids Kinetics in Humans
||Dr. M. C. Latham
Alleviating Malnutrition in the developing countries of the World.
||Dr. Nevin S. Scrimshaw
Complementarities among foods and nutrients.
||Dr. W.P.T. James
Assessing Energy Need : Recent Advances
||Dr. Florentino S Solon
Food Fortification Programme Development in the Philippines
||Dr. John D Potter
Plant Foods and Cancer Risk - Science and Tradition
||Dr. B. N. Tandon
Nutrition Intervention in 2000 AD
||Dr. Artemis P. Simopoulos
Genetic variation and nutrition
||Dr. R.S. Paroda
Household Food and Nutritional Security through Advances in Agriculture
||Dr. Gurdev S. Khush
Strategies to meet the global food and nutrient needs in the New Millennium
||Dr. B.S. Narasinga Rao
Newer perspectives in energy nutrition and malnutrition and their relevance to India.
||Dr. Chen Chunming
Nutrition and Economic Development
||Dr. Prakash Shetty
Non-communicable diseases in developing societies: causes, costs and consequences
||Prof. Mark L. Wahlqvist
The New Nutrition Science : Solutions for Development
||Dr. Shanti Ghosh
For better health and nutrition, prioritise the young child
||Prof. M.K. Bhan
Preparing to Face the Challenge
||Prof. Ricardo Uauy
Nutrition Challenges for the 21st Century: The double burden of disease
||Prof. John M Pettifor
Vitamin D and Calcium Nutrition in Children in Developing Countries
||Prof. K. Srinath Reddy
Public health nutrition in India : Moving from science to policy and action
||Prof. David Barker
Nutrition in the Womb
||Prof. Barry M Popkin
The Global Dynamics of Diet, Activity and Body Composition: Rapid Shifts in the Stages of the Nutrition Transition