Members can become as engaged with the Society as they wish and there are several opportunities for those who wish to become more involved in the work of the Nutrition Society which also enables them to make excellent connections with other members and to add to their transferrable skills. The information which follows details some of those opportunities.
Nutrition Society Trustees
The Nutrition Society is governed by a Board of Trustees elected by the Society's members. The Society's Trustees, headed by the Society's President, perform a very important role in guiding and shaping the strategic direction and work of the Society and thereby help to define the way nutrition science is presented and disseminated. The Trustees oversee all Society activities and their decision making is assisted by the Society’s Advisory Council. As the Nutrition Society is a registered charity, the Trustees have legal responsibilities to act in accordance with the laws governing all charities, overseen by the Charities Commission.
Trustees are elected for a three-year term, after which they may be re-elected for another three years. However, they cannot serve more than two terms concurrently.
Elections for Trustee roles normally start in the early summer and all members will be informed of any vacancies as they become available.
Nutrition Society Advisory Council
The Advisory Council supports the Board of Trustees in its decision-making processes. Their role and function is to bring the views and opinions of the membership to the attention of the Trustees and act as the members’ voice in matters that affect them. Each Council Member is elected and leads their area of professional interest and represents the views of the membership.
The Advisory Council members are elected for a three-year term, after which they may be re-elected for another three years. However, they cannot serve more than two terms concurrently. Except, the Student Section Chair who sits on the Society's Advisory Council for two years. The Nutrition Society Student Section Chair is a student member based at a UK or Ireland university, to represent the Nutrition Society's student membership.
Elections for Council roles normally start in the early summer and all members will be informed of any vacancies as they become available.
The Nutrition Society Themes were set up to represent new and developing areas of nutritional science. These themes are Food Systems, Novel nutrition research methodologies and technologies, Nutrition and optimum life course, and Nutrition in the treatment, management and prevention of disease. Each Theme is led by a Theme Leader who acts as a direct link between the membership and the Science Committee. They liaise with and represent the professional interests of, Nutrition Society members. For more information on the Themes please see the About Us Section.
Other volunteer roles
There are no other roles available at present.