The online Nutrition Society Journal Club (NSJC) provides the opportunity for nutritional scientists of all career stages and work (Society members only), to discuss and critically evaulate a scientific paper.
Registration for the NSJC is now open.
The club will be led by Professor Louis Levy.
The paper for discussion is Association between overall fruit and vegetable intake, and fruit and vegetable sub-types and blood pressure: the PRIME study (Prospective Epidemiological Study of Myocardial Infarction)
Please take the time to read the paper before the club, to maximise your engagement opportunity. To support you in thinking about what questions to ask, you may find the CASP checklists useful, which provide checklists for each study design.
The Nutrition Society Journal Club (NSJC) is a monthly, 1-hour session open to all Nutrition Society members as a free benefit of membership. Each journal club will focus on a recent research paper, and will be led by one of the team of facilitators. Read more about the team.
With nutrition receiving an increasing amount of interest from policy-makers, the press, and the public, there is a need to advance nutritional science through evidence-based practice and research that meets rigorous scientific standards and is conducted with integrity.
The NSJC therefore aims to promote and develop:
- Discussion and engagement with the latest research papers
- Development of critical appraisal skills
- The interpretation and communication of research findings.
Attendees who participated in NSJC said:
"I enjoy the journal clubs and will definitely be looking to join each month"
"A great way for a student to understand the critiquing of literature and the way in which to communicate such"
Continuing Professional Development (CPD):
The Journal Club has been endorsed by the Association for Nutrition (EN182).
If you have any queries or for further information, please contact the Society's Professional Development Manager.