A new All Party Parliamentary Group (APPG) “Nutrition: Science and Health” will be launched in the House of Commons on 6th June to examine the evidence for the vital role of nutrition in tackling major health problems in the UK.
Set up by The Nutrition Society in collaboration with Newcastle University, the APPG will kick off with an expert inquiry into malnutrition, cognitive ageing and empowering front-line health workers with a focus on nutrition science.
Monday 13 March saw the return of the first in-person Voice of the Future (VOF) event since 2019. This insightful and educational event flips the usual format of a Parliamentary Select Committee, giving students and Early Career Researchers within Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) the power to ask questions on issues that matter to them as young scientists. This event is organised by the Royal Society of Biology on behalf of the STEM community.
For the sixth year running, the Society was delighted to have supported the first in-person Parliamentary Links Day event since the start of the pandemic; one of the biggest events in the parliamentary calendar for science.
Organised by the Royal Society of Biology on behalf of the Parliamentary and Scientific Committee, over 100 people including scientists, policymakers, and politicians came together at Portcullis House to discuss Science and International Collaboration.
The Government's Food Strategy White Paper has today been published.
This strategy follows the government-commissioned independent review of the food system, the “National Food Strategy” led by Henry Dimbleby and builds on existing work across government and the actions already being taken forward by industry and other key actors.
The objectives for this strategy are to deliver:
STEM for BRITAIN is a major scientific poster competition and exhibition which has been held in Parliament each year since 1997.
Organised by the Parliamentary & Scientific Committee, the competition aims to give members of both Houses of Parliament an insight into the outstanding research work being undertaken by early career researchers in UK universities.