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Feb 4th 2016
Posted by Cassandra Ellis

The Nutrition Society Paper of the Month for January is from the British Journal of Nutrition and is entitled: ‘Determinants of Serum 25-Hydroxyvitamin D Concentration in Finnish Children: The PANIC Study.

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Jan 28th 2016
Posted by Cassandra Ellis

Each year at the Summer Conference, we invite PhD students to submit an abstract for the Postgraduate Competition.  Winners are invited to present their research to the audience in the main lecture theatre as well as having their work published in Proceedings of the Nutrition Society (PNS) journal.

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Dec 18th 2015
Posted by Cassandra Ellis

The December paper of the month is from Public Health Nutrition and is entitled, ‘A multi-level analysis of the relationship between parental migration and left-behind children’s macronutrient intakes in rural China.’  Lead author, By Nan Zhang, discuss

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Dec 2nd 2015
Posted by Mark Hollingsworth - CEO Blog

Introduction 

During 2016 you will see changes and improvements to our website. Within this blog post I will provide an overview of the project and how it will improve the way the Society is able to communicate to members and how members and the public can communicate with, and access information, from the Society.

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Nov 6th 2015
Posted by Cassandra Ellis

This year’s Cuthbertson medal has been awarded to Dr James Betts, Senior Lecturer in Nutrition, Metabolism and Statistics at the University of Bath for his research into breakfast consumption.  Dr Betts and his team investigated the effects of breakfast consumption on people’s daily energy expenditure.

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Nov 5th 2015
Posted by Cassandra Ellis

This month’s featured paper is from the Nutrition Research Reviews and is entitled ‘Energy restriction and potential energy restriction mimetics’.  The authors discuss the effects of energy restriction and how it may influence the processes of aging.

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Oct 15th 2015
Posted by Cassandra Ellis

This month’s featured paper is from the Journal of Nutritional Science and is entitled ‘Television viewing and food intake during television viewing in normal-weight, overweight and obese 9- to 11-year-old Canadian children: a cross-sectional analysis’.  The authors consider the impact that watching television can have on childhood obesity.

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Sep 11th 2015
Posted by Cassandra Ellis

This month’s featured paper is from Proceedings of the Nutrition Society and is entitled ‘Muscle protein turnover in the elderly and its potential contribution to the development of sarcopenia’.  The authors consider the importance of protein intake

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Sep 4th 2015
Posted by Cassandra Ellis

To understand dietary patterns, the quality of data collected is vitally important.  Sometimes that biscuit in a meeting or square of chocolate in front of the TV is eaten unconsciously therefore wouldn’t be recorded using traditional dietary data collection methods.  This unconscious eating is a relatively new phenomena thought to be created by the food environment and has become known as ‘

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Aug 18th 2015
Posted by Cassandra Ellis

This month’s featured paper is from Public Health Nutrition and is entitled ‘Food security and sustainability: can one exist without the other’.  The authors consider the concept of sustainability within the context of food security and propose a new model of mu

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Aug 5th 2015
Posted by Cassandra Ellis

The majority of packaged food available in New Zealand supermarkets is ultra-processed and so also the unhealthiest according to a paper published in the Public Health Nutrition Journal this month.

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Jul 17th 2015
Posted by Mark Hollingsworth - CEO Blog

The Nutrition Society is conducting an annual survey at the moment.

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Jul 3rd 2015
Posted by Cassandra Ellis

This month’s featured paper is from the British Journal of Nutrition and is entitled 'Vitamin E intake, α-tocopherol levels and pulmonary function in children and adolescents with cystic fibrosis’.  The team,  Janna W. Woestenenk, Nancy Broos, Rebecca K. Stellato, Hubertus G. M.

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Jun 29th 2015
Posted by Cassandra Ellis

Approximately 250 experts in nutrition travelled to Tanzania for the 2015 Federation of African Nutrition Society (FANUS) conference.  Delegates from over 20 countries attended to discuss ‘Nutrition in Africa at a Crossroads’.  The overarching message throughout the week was the need for nutritionists in Africa to collaborate and systematically build capacity to address Africa’s nutrition chall

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Jun 11th 2015
Posted by DG

This month’s featured paper is from Nutrition Research Reviews journal, and is entitled ’Understanding meal patterns: definitions, methodology and impact on nutrient intake and diet quality'.  The team, Rebecca M. Leech, Anthony Worsley, Anna Timperio and Sarah A.

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Jun 9th 2015
Posted by Robin Banerji

In May this year, we published a fascinating Paper of the Month blog post on Nordic school meals' influence on children’s school performance.

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Jun 5th 2015
Posted by DG

Summer is here. Beach holidays are being planned, and many of us may be hoping to sit out in the warm sun and top up our vitamin D levels.  Or are we?  Whether due to an indoor lifestyle, cultural dress, a fear of burning or skin ageing, many people are vitamin D deficient.

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May 29th 2015
Posted by DG

We are delighted to announce that Dr Aoife Ryan from University College Cork is the 2015 winner of our Julie Wallace Award.   Dr Ryan will be presented with her award on 18 June at our Nutrition at Key Life Stages conference in Cork, Ireland.  Attendees will have the chance to listen t

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May 13th 2015
Posted by Cassandra Ellis

The cognitive performance of children has been associated with dietary quality in several studies. Children consume a considerable part of their daily energy intake during school hours. Thus, nutritional interventions in the school setting have the potential to improve the nutritional quality of children’s overall diet.

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May 12th 2015
Posted by Robin Banerji

Interesting subject – nutrition.  Almost anyone can claim to become an expert overnight.  There are plenty of examples of celebrities, random bloggers and social media commentators giving all sorts of advice to the world at large about what we should and should not be eating. 

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Apr 16th 2015
Posted by Cassandra Ellis

Image of jallachatu. Jallachatu is believed to occur when a vulture flies over the mother during pregnancy. Drawing from an exhibition on malnutrition in Bihar by artist Vinoy Jha.

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Apr 2nd 2015
Posted by Cassandra Ellis

Become a Student Representative

With the Student Representative election fast approaching, we spoke to Sebastian Achterfeldt, the current Student Representative, to see why it is important for students to have a voice with the Nutrition Society, and what he has learnt during his two years in this position.

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