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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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Apr 1st 2015
Posted by Cassandra Ellis

One of the highlights of the Scottish meeting this year was the addition of a new, interactive ‘Question Time’ style Q&A session chaired by Professor Harry J McArdle. After an extremely busy scientific meeting with experts from around the globe sharing their knowledge and research, it was time for the audience to get involved.

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Mar 11th 2015
Posted by Cassandra Ellis

Our muscle strength peaks when we reach 30 years old. Over the age of 50, our muscles get weaker at a rate of around 15 per cent every ten years; increasing to 30 per cent per decade after the age of 70.

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