The May 'Paper of the Month' is from Nutrition Research Reviews and is entitled ‘An insight into the public acceptance of nutrigenomic-based personalised nutrition’.
The development of disease prevention strategies aimed at reducing the incidence of non-communicable diseases is a key priority in nutrition research. With estimates that the majority of these conditions could be prevented through diet and lifestyle changes, we naturally look towards dietary interventions to bring about this reduction in disease risk.
Poor diet and nutrition can be a major health risk factor, with inequalities in diet often reflected in inequalities in health. Figures from the Department of Health show that poor diet is linked to coronary heart disease, cancers, increased fractures and falls in older people, low birth-weight and increased childhood morbidity.
With these issues in mind this Policy Knowledge briefing is the perfect opportunity to discuss and debate the latest developments in reducing food poverty and poor nutrition in communities across the country with fellow professionals and policymakers.
The Nutrition Society have a number of media-friendly nutrition experts, with a wide range of backgrounds and expertise, who answer queries from journalists on behalf of the Society. There have recently been a number of articles in the media with response from these experts, including articles on:
In 2012, statistics by the School Measurement Programme showed that not only was childhood obesity on the rise but whereas 1 in 5 children entering primary school are obese, upon leaving primary school this figure rises to 1 in 3.
This year the Nutrition Society Summer Meeting, titled “Translational nutrition: integrating research, practice and policy” was hosted by the Irish Section at Queen’s University Belfast. Alongside this scientific meeting, the Society also organised a public engagement event at W5 with local celebrity chef Jenny Bristow.
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