Longitude Prize 2014, a challenge with a prize fund of £10 million, has been launched to help solve one the greatest issues of our time. The prize has been developed and run by Nesta, the UK’s innovation foundation. It was launched by the Prime Minister at G8 last year, and through the Department for Business, Innovation and Skills is being supported by the Technology Strategy Board, the UK’s innovation agency, as launch funding partner.
This seminar will provide a timely opportunity to assess the progress being made to improve school food and children's nutrition, one year on from the release of the School Food Plan. Planned sessions focus on the introduction of universal infant school meals from September 2014, with particular attention to the latest thinking on securing access to funding, improving the quality of school kitchens and the potential for expanding the scheme to include more children. The event is CPD certified
Guest of Honour: Myles Bremner, Director, School Food Plan
There has been a large increase in the social and academic interest in diet and health over the past decade, from cooking as a leisure pursuit to the use of specific foods for prophylactic and therapeutic purposes. Humans have been programmed to utilise food for survival but our westernised diets are now creating a huge health burden through an increase cardiovascular diseases.
Applications are invited for a Rank Prize Nutrition Fund New Lecturer Award in the area of human nutrition or crop science. This grant is available to newly-appointed lecturers, researchers of equivalent status in research institutes, or fellows with their own independent support, working in a UK institution. The post must have been started not earlier than calendar year 2012 but allowance will be made for career breaks. The maximum grant will be £20,000 which can be used to fund any aspect of research that will further the applicant’s career.
Topic: Nutrition and age-related muscle loss, sarcopenia and cachexia
The aim of this meeting is to understand the roles skeletal muscle plays in maintaining our health and well-being, as well as the factors that contribute to its loss and what we can do about it. The meeting will explore the importance of nutrition in preventing and treating sarcopenia and cachexia.
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