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 New Dynamics of Ageing Programme (NDA) is an eight-year multidisciplinary research aiming to improve older people's quality of life. In this afternoon workshop four NDA projects are disseminating their latest research findings addressing nutrition issues at home, in hospital and care home.
They will be showing a hospital food management system to prevent malnutrition in patients and touchscreen system to collect information on dietary intake. There will be also presentations, debate, Q&A session, poster/image exhibition.
Looking forward to the NICE Quality Standard for Nutrition Support in Adults
The NICE Quality Standard for Nutrition Support in Adults is currently in development and due to be published in November 2012. The Quality Standard will be a set of specific, concise statements that act as markers of high-quality, cost-effective patient care for Nutrition Support in Adults.
Joint conference with the British Society of Gastroenterology and British Association for Parenteral and Enteral Nutrition (BAPEN)
This one-day conference will equip clinicians with the knowledge to tackle and manage these rapidly increasing nutritional challenges by providing practical information designed to support day-to-day practice from sessions on:
Tuesday, 13 November, 2012 - 09:00 to 17:00
Royal College of Physicians, Regents Parks, London, UK
The world population will be over 9 billion in 2050. Will there be enough food to go around?
On February 8th in Geneva, the most respected names from agribusiness, Government, international agencies and the scientific community will come together to generate fresh solutions to critical food security challenges.
During one day of debate and discussions, the summit wil be exploring:
Wednesday, 8 February, 2012 - 09:00 to 17:20
Starling Geneva Hotel & Conference Centre, Geneva, Switzerland