Summer Conference 2018: Getting energy balance right

Registration is open.  Early bird registration deadline: Midnight on Sunday 10 June

Conference background:

Currently the world is facing an incredibly costly epidemic of obesity. Almost two thirds of UK adults are either overweight or obese and estimated costs to the UK economy are £27 billion a year. While fundamentally obesity is a disorder of energy balance, several decades of research has demonstrated that maintaining energy balance is much more complex than the ‘Calories in, Calories out’ equation that was once touted.

Spring Conference 2018: Nutrient-nutrient interaction

Registration has now closed. 

Conference background:

Although much is known on the role of individual nutrients on health and disease, the interactions between different nutrients is often overlooked. The knowledge of how nutrients interact and compete at the level of the food matrix but also at metabolism and molecular level and how these interactions affect function and bioavailability of nutrients will inform diet design for health and welfare.

Winter Conference 2017: Diet, nutrition and the changing face of cancer survivorship

Cancer is no longer a terminal diagnosis. Increasing numbers of people are surviving, but with ever more chronic conditions they need good nutritional advice.  However, the scientific evidence to support this is sparse.

This conference, in partnership with the Royal Society of Medicine, will explore the role of nutrition at multiple points in the cancer pathway. Whilst the evidence base for cancer prevention is growing and consolidating there is a growing need to:

Winter Conference 2016: Diet, Nutrition and Mental Health and Wellbeing

Recent reports suggest 70 million working days are lost to stress alone and the cost to the UK economy amounts to as much as 4.5% GDP.  With an ageing population age-associated conditions, such as dementia are becoming ever more prevalent, likewise depression and other psychopathologies are elevated risk comorbidities with obesity and unchecked rises in this condition will surely associate with a decline in the population’s mental health and wellbeing. Nutrition has been implicated in behaviour, mood and in the pathology and treatment of mental illness.

Introduction to Food Policy

This one day workshop offers an overview of the policy cycle and the factors that organisations have to consider when deciding the details of a policy. It explores what a policy is and what prompts a policy to be developed and reviewed.  Group work and discussions using relevant case studies will enable attendees to understand the process and put it into context to suit their needs.


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