Themes represent new and developing areas of nutritional science, they exist to promote and support the advancement of nutritional science. They support member focused interests, representing a more balanced portfolio and constituency between Theme Leads. Each Theme is led by a Theme Lead who acts as a direct link between you, the members, and the Science Committee.
The Special Interest Groups (SIGs) within each theme support members with specific areas of interest to ensure that the needs of the membership and their interests are fully supported.
Themes and SIGs
Theme: Food Systems
This theme encompasses areas including food production, processing, reformulation; organic; food safety and toxicity; food systems and sustainability issues; functional foods and nutraceuticals; novel ingredients; animal nutrition; together with research on hedonics and the physiology of eating.
Theme: Nutrition in the treatment, management and prevention of disease
This theme focuses on disease-facing (both communicable and non-communicable) topics and includes foods and nutrients as risk factors for diseases, nutrition in strategies for disease prevention, and nutrition in the management and treatment of clinical conditions.
Theme: Nutrition and optimum life course
This theme is defined by activities encompassing exercise & sports nutrition, healthy ageing, weight management, pregnancy/childhood/adolescence; alternative diets such as vegetarianism/veganism; chrono-nutrition; personalised nutrition; gut microbiome etc fall into this space.
Theme: Novel nutrition research methodologies and technologies
This theme encompasses the development of methodologies by which nutrition is studied, including innovative study design and research methods, app and virtual approaches, novel data collection methodologies, big data, and novel data analytics.
Propose a Special Interest Group (SIG)
Members are invited to submit applications for Special Interest Groups (SIGs). This will be a rolling application process with no deadline in the first instance.
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