In partnership with the Parliamentary and Scientific Committee (an All Party Parliamentary Group), the Nutrition Society were delighted to host a discussion meeting at the Houses of Parliament on 25 March 2019, titled “Nutritional challenges for a growing and ageing population.”
STEM for BRITAIN was founded by Dr Eric Wharton in 1997, with the aim of raising the profile of science among Parliamentarians. The event is designed to promote Britain's early-career research scientists, technologists, engineers, and mathematicians (collectively known as STEM), who are an essential part of continuing progress in UK research and development. Following Dr Wharton’s death, a number of learned societies (including The Nutrition Society) have worked together with the Parliamentary and Scientific Committee to continue the competition.
Public Health England (PHE) have revised guidelines on vitamin D intake based on the Scientific Advisory Committee on Nutrition’s (SACN) scientific literature review on vitamin D and health. To protect bone and muscle health, they recommend vitamin D intakes equivalent to an average of 10 micrograms per day with supplementation where necessary.
Read the PHE press release here.