Scientific Programme Organisers: 

Dr Jenny Paxman, Sheffield Hallam University, Dr Liz Williams and Dr Samantha Caton, University of Sheffield 

Save the date: 12 - 15 July 2022 

The Nutrition Society Summer Conference 2022 is hosted in collaboration between Sheffield Hallam University, University of Sheffield and Sheffield City Council. It will be the first in-person Summer Conference since the pandemic, held at the Sheffield Hallam University city centre campus.

Sustainability is high on the agenda for individuals and for society as a whole, recent meetings such as COP 26 have highlighted the urgency of addressing climate change, of which food systems are a key factor.

The overarching theme of this conference highlights sustainability- sustainability is a large, diverse and contemporary issue consisting of environmental, societal and health perspectives which will be addressed from varying angles. 

This meeting will consider how to build ethical food systems, tackle inequalities and sustain health and wellbeing for future generations.

The Organising Committee have considered local food provision and will offer you a chance to explore Sheffield and its local produce. There are also plans to host lectures online in a hybrid format.

The conference will cover various pathways to a sustainable future in food and nutrition, including:

  • Building of ethical food systems
  • Eroding nutritional inequalities
  • Sustaining an ageing population
  • Navigating dietary trends 
  • Understanding mechanisms for health 
  • Enabling activity: lessons from exercise science

As well as these topics, there will be opportunities to hear about the latest research from the Theme Highlights and a chance to support Early Career Researchers in the Postgraduate Competition. The Nutrition Society Silver Medal will be also awarded. 

Registration and call for abstracts will open early February 2022. Deadline is 15 April 2022.

Watch an introduction video to Sheffield: 'This is Sheffield' featuring Shauna Coxsey