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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.

To register, please ensure that you are logged into the website as a member. 

The next NSJC will take place 13:00, 17 February, facilitated by Professor Louis Levy. 

The paper to be discussed is 'Improving the dietary quality leads to improved dietary intake in Dutch food bank recipients—effects of a randomized controlled trial'

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. 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.

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. 

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.