Applications are invited for a Rank Prize Nutrition Fund New Lecturer Award in the area of human nutrition or crop science. This grant is available to newly-appointed lecturers, researchers of equivalent status in research institutes, or fellows with their own independent support, working in a UK institution. The post must have been started not earlier than calendar year 2012 but allowance will be made for career breaks. The maximum grant will be £20,000 which can be used to fund any aspect of research that will further the applicant’s career.
Topic: Nutrition and age-related muscle loss, sarcopenia and cachexia
The aim of this meeting is to understand the roles skeletal muscle plays in maintaining our health and well-being, as well as the factors that contribute to its loss and what we can do about it. The meeting will explore the importance of nutrition in preventing and treating sarcopenia and cachexia.
For more information, including programme and how to register, please click here.
The website of the 12th Conference of the Federation of European Nutrition Societies (FENS), which will be held in Berlin from 20-23 October 2015 with the title: “Nutrition and health throughout life-cycle – Nutritional sciences for the benefit of European consumers“ is now open.
Food Matters Live will attract 10,000+ visitors representing the most influential figures from across food science and manufacturing, research and development, food marketing, retailing, food service, nutrition and public health. 450 speakers will deliver the three-day Nourishing a Nation conference and multi-stream seminar programme.
I'm A Scientist, Get me out of here!, a free online event where school students get to meet and interact with scientists, are looking for scientists or healthcare professionals working around nutrition, behavioural change, food security, food and lifestyle related diseases.
The Nutrition Winterschool gathers young scientists and top researchers from nutritional, medicinal and biochemical background for a week of scientific lectures and discussions combined with great sceneries and outdoor activities of Finnish Lapland.
The 3rd Nutrition Winterschool will take place from January 27th to 30th 2014 in Ylläs Lapland!
Paper of the Month: Nudge children to eat more vegetables
Submitted by Anonymous on Fri, 01/11/2013 - 15:19
Do you remember the last time you were at a buffet and regretted not trying everything? All of the tempting varieties of foods to try make resistance difficult! Researchers from the ETH Zürich have now shown that exactly this effect can be used strategically to improve children’s food choices: variety truly is the spice of life, even when it comes to vegetables! When given a variety of healthy choices, children choose a more balanced and nutrient-rich meal.