Food allergy: What ’s on the horizon?
The current COVID-19 emergency has changed so much for those living with the risk of food hypersensitivity – allergy, intolerance and coeliac disease. Pre COVID-19, many initiatives to support those with food hypersensitivity had been gathering momentum: a significant change in food information law for foods prepared and packed on site, some key court cases and an underlying recognition of the exceptional risks, particularly from allergens such as milk and sesameWhilst about half of our food pre-lockdown was prepared and served for us though pubs, restaurants, hotels, schools, workplaces and many other catering ...
Source: The Nutrition Society - April 23, 2020 Category: Nutrition Authors: Jade Mitchell Source Type: news

Sugar, Fat, Alcohol … What’s Worse for the Liver?
This webinar will investigate the increasing mortality rates of liver disease in the UK associated with obesity and the excess consumption of alcohol. It will give an overview of non-alcoholic fatty liver disease (NAFLD), which is now the most common  of liver disease affecting an estimated 25-30% of adults and 10% of children in the UK and worldwide. Both NAFLD and alcohol-related fatty liver can progress to severe liver disease including fibrosis, cirrhosis and hepatocellular carcinoma. The roles of genetics, obesity and dietary patterns i n the development and progression of liver disease will be dis...
Source: The Nutrition Society - April 9, 2020 Category: Nutrition Authors: Jade Mitchell Source Type: news

Introduction to Human Nutrition Webinar Series
The Nutrition Society's  Introduction to Human Nutritiontextbook  is a leading title for students of nutrition and dietitics, outlining the basic foundations for the study of human nutrition. Following its third edition publication, the NSTA has produced a 5 part webinar series to support its content and provide an additional source of learning. The aim of the Introduction to Human Nutrition Webinar Series is to engage those audiences that are looking to enter into the field of nutrition science as an undergraduate, or transferring from a different field into nutrition as a postgraduate subject. Th...
Source: The Nutrition Society - April 2, 2020 Category: Nutrition Authors: Jade Mitchell Source Type: news

University Ambassador List 2020
Attachments: student_university_ambassador_list_2020.pdfReview Date: Tuesday, 10 March, 2020 (Source: The Nutrition Society)
Source: The Nutrition Society - March 10, 2020 Category: Nutrition Authors: Caroline Roberts Source Type: news

Fats forwards – exploring the use of fats in our foods, today and beyond.
A report published by the Scientific Advisory Committee on Nutrition (SACN) on the role of saturated fats in health concluded there's no need to change current advice; we should be following dietary patterns that are lower in saturated fats, and opting for foods that have a higher proportion of   unsaturated fats.Food manufacturers, suppliers and caterers have a particular responsibility in helping people to do this, but how can they lower saturated fats within the food chain, and what implications may this have for health?BNF  is delighted to welcome nutrition experts to discuss our fat intake, what fats are in ...
Source: The Nutrition Society - January 16, 2020 Category: Nutrition Authors: Caroline Roberts Source Type: news

Fats forwards – exploring the use of fats in our foods, today and beyond.
A report published by the Scientific Advisory Committee on Nutrition (SACN) on the role of saturated fats in health concluded there's no need to change current advice; we should be following dietary patterns that are lower in saturated fats, and opting for foods that have a higher proportion of   unsaturated fats.Food manufacturers, suppliers and caterers have a particular responsibility in helping people to do this, but how can they lower saturated fats within the food chain, and what implications may this have for health?BNF is delighted to welcome nutrition experts to discuss our fat intake, what fats are in our fo...
Source: The Nutrition Society - January 13, 2020 Category: Nutrition Authors: Caroline Roberts Source Type: news

Behaviour change and food – perspectives from an interested non-expert
Behaviour change approaches are being increasingly utilised to support populations towards healthier diets in order to improve the health of nations and reduce ill health. This 60 minute webinar led by Professor Louis Levy, will use evidence from both published and grey literature to consider learning from the perspective of an interested but non-expert (ie the facilitator).The webinar will consider  different theories and strategies of behaviour change as well as impact and unintended consequences, with the aim of providing a realistic but pragmatic view of behaviour change and the food/drink environment.Thursda...
Source: The Nutrition Society - November 14, 2019 Category: Nutrition Authors: Jade Mitchell Source Type: news

New Academy of Nutrition Sciences launched
TheAssociation for Nutrition (AfN),British Dietetic Association(BDA),British Nutrition Foundation(BNF) and Nutrition Society (NS) have today (15 October 2019) launched the Academy of Nutrition Sciences (ANS), a new charitable organisation which aims to provide a powerful and unified voice to promote evidence-based nutrition science.The formation of the Academy of Nutrition Sciences has been announced at the Federation of European Nutrition Societies (FENS) European Nutrition Conference in Dublin, Ireland. The announcement was made by Professor Harry McArdle, Emeritus Professor at the Rowett Institute University of Aberdeen...
Source: The Nutrition Society - October 15, 2019 Category: Nutrition Authors: Rebecca Tobi Source Type: news

Application of stable isotope techniques in Human Nutrition Research
The topic is of direct relevance to The Nutrition Society ’s Whole Body Metabolism theme which supports and enables the application of whole body metabolism approaches to the study of nutrition. However, the topic will also cover cell models of human nutrition and therefore overlaps with the ‘Cellular and Molecular Nutrition’ theme. The meeting aims to highlight recent research that have used stable isotope tracer techniques. Such studies have irrefutably shaped our current understanding of in vivo metabolism and yet remain a bit of a mystery to many.This programme will aim to de-mystify their use both un...
Source: The Nutrition Society - October 11, 2019 Category: Nutrition Authors: Miss Emily Ooi Source Type: news

Irish Section Postgraduate Conference 2020
The Nutrition Society Irish Section are delighted to host  the 29th Irish Section Postgraduate Conference in the Clayton Hotel, Leopardstown, Ireland.  This interactive and diverse conference has been designed specifically to provide postgraduate students with a platform to share current research with peers and colleagues and network with the wider nutr ition community.  Students will also have the chance to attend career talks given by guest speakers and build their professional skills. The programme will be complimented by social functions including ice breakers and a conference gala dinner. The socia...
Source: The Nutrition Society - October 11, 2019 Category: Nutrition Authors: Miss Emily Ooi Source Type: news

Iodine supplementation in pregnancy – international recommendations and the evidence base
This 60 minute webinar, by Dr Sarah Bath from the University of Surrey, will cover the role of iodine supplements, rather than diet, in meeting recommendations during pregnancy. It is well known that adequate iodine intake is essential in pregnancy for correct brain development, but the role of iodine supplements is less clear. In some countries there are official recommendations for women to take iodine-containing supplements during pregnancy, but that is not the case in many countries (including in the UK). The webinar will cover the variation in international policies on iodine supplementation and will review the curren...
Source: The Nutrition Society - September 30, 2019 Category: Nutrition Authors: Jade Mitchell Source Type: news

Omega-3's: A place in performance sport?
This webinar aims to critically  evaluate the scientific literature that examines the role of omega-3 polyunsaturated fatty acids (n-3PUFA) in improving athlete performance. Specifically, the contexts of promoting muscle adaptation, energy metabolism, muscle recovery and injury prevention (e.g. muscle loss during immobilisation, or concussion) will be discussed. In brief, this webinar argues that n-3PUFA ingestion may have benefits in promoting recovery from muscle damaging exercise and improving endurance capacity by reducing the oxygen cost of exercise. Although there is insufficient evidence to suppo...
Source: The Nutrition Society - September 18, 2019 Category: Nutrition Authors: Anonymous Source Type: news

SACN's'Saturated fats and health' Report
The Scientific Advisory Committee on Nutrition (SACN) has now published their comprehensive review of the evidence onsaturated fats and health.  SACN have reviewed the considerable body of evidence published since the last review of the scientific evidence by the UK’s Committee on Medical Aspects of Food and Nutrition Policy in 1994.Based on 47 systematic reviews and meta-analyses, SACN has concluded that:higher saturated fat consumption is linked to raised blood cholesterolhigher intakes of saturated fat are associated with increased risk of heart disease andsaturated fats should be swapped with unsaturated fat...
Source: The Nutrition Society - July 25, 2019 Category: Nutrition Authors: Jade Mitchell Source Type: news

Ideas for Careers
Students, graduates and early career researchers  attending FENS 2019 are invited to join the Nutrition Society Training Academy's (NSTA)  ‘Ideas for Careers’ workshop, which  will immediately follow the Society's Student Section session at FENS 2019 (17th October). ‘Ideas for Careers’ will provide  an excellent networking opportunity for attendees to engage with experts from various areas of nutrition; industry, freelance, clinical and academia.This relaxed 30 minute  workshop, with an offering of complimentary refreshments, will...
Source: The Nutrition Society - July 9, 2019 Category: Nutrition Authors: Jade Mitchell Source Type: news

Environmentally sustainable diets- opportunities for nutrition professionals
During this 60 minute webinar, Dr Clare Pettinger and Dr Pamela Mason will explore opportunities for nutrition professionals surrounding  environmentally sustainble diets. Dr Pamela Mason will first set the environmental context, i.e. the impact of the diet on GHG's, carbon; water soil and land. Dr Mason will provide evidence to show how dietary change can potentially improve environmental impact, and assess what other countries are doing to date.  Dr Clare Pettinger will then introduce the more practical aspects of the topic and how nutritional professionals can better engage and contribute to sustainable diets....
Source: The Nutrition Society - July 3, 2019 Category: Nutrition Authors: Jade Mitchell Source Type: news

Winter Conference 2019: Diet and Digestive Disease
The Winter Conference this year  will be in collaboration with the British Society of Gastroenterology (BSG) and the British Association for Parenteral and Enteral Nutrition (BAPEN).Interaction between diets, nutrients and the host in the promotion of systemic health is wholly dependent upon effective digestive function. Perturbation of digestive function associates with a range of pathobiologies, but dysfunction may have systemic sequelae. The gut is exquisitely sensitive and senses the nutritional status of the lumen, however the full extent of sensing is still being discovered and its functions remain opa...
Source: The Nutrition Society - May 14, 2019 Category: Nutrition Authors: Miss Emily Ooi Source Type: news

The Nutrition Society Annual Charity Meeting (ACM) and presentation of the Gowland Hopkins award
All members of the Nutrition Society are welcome to attend the Nutrition Society  Annual Charity Meeting (ACM).  This meeting will provide members an update about the Society from presenting a financial overview of the Society’s accounts from 2018 – 2019 to updating members with the latest activities and initiatives the Society is planning or involved with.  The meeting w ill be hosted by the Society's President, Professor Philip Calder and the Trustees (traditionally known as Honorary Officers).   The meeting provides members an opportunity to ask the Society’s President and Trustees ...
Source: The Nutrition Society - April 9, 2019 Category: Nutrition Authors: Danielle Guildford Source Type: news

The Nutrition Society Journal Club (NSJC)
Discussion and engagement with the latest research papersDevelopment of critical appraisal skillsThe interpretation and communication of research findings.Next Journal ClubThe April club will be led by Dr Wendy Hall. The Nutrition Society Paper of the Month:Estimating children ’s food portion sizes: does it make a difference whether the evaluator is a parent or an early educator? Please take the time to read the paper before the club, to maximise your engagement opportunity. To support you in thinking about what questions to ask, you may find theCASP checklists useful, which provide checklists for each study design. ...
Source: The Nutrition Society - February 20, 2019 Category: Nutrition Authors: Jade Mitchell Source Type: news

Carbohydrate quality and health (pre-record)
During the webinar, Professor Chris Seal will discuss the different forms and types of carbohydrate in foods, ranging from different types of starches, dietary fibre, small oligosaccharides and free sugars.   Does it matter which types of carbohydrate we consume and which should we avoid?  How can we improve diet, especially fibre intake, by changing the types of carbohydrate we consume (e.g. switching from refined grain foods to whole-grain foods)?Participation Timings  Due to the wide success of the original webinar broadcast, there is an opportunity to register to participate in a simulated...
Source: The Nutrition Society - October 19, 2018 Category: Nutrition Authors: Jade Mitchell Source Type: news

Carbohydrate quality and health (pre-recorded webinar)
During the webinar, Professor Chris Seal will discuss the different forms and types of carbohydrate in foods, ranging from different types of starches, dietary fibre, small oligosaccharides and free sugars.   Does it matter which types of carbohydrate we consume and which should we avoid?  How can we improve diet, especially fibre intake, by changing the types of carbohydrate we consume (e.g. switching from refined grain foods to whole-grain foods)?Participation Timings  Due to the wide success of the original webinar broadcast, there is an opportunity to register to participate in a simulated...
Source: The Nutrition Society - October 19, 2018 Category: Nutrition Authors: Jade Mitchell Source Type: news

Spring Conference 2019: Inter-individual differences in the nutrition response: from research to recommendations
Discussion13:00  Lunch13:30The Nutrition Society Scottish Section Annual General Meeting (Source: The Nutrition Society)
Source: The Nutrition Society - October 12, 2018 Category: Nutrition Authors: Miss Emily Ooi Source Type: news

Irish Section Postgraduate Conference 2019
The Nutrition Society Irish Section are delighted to host  the 28th Irish Section Postgraduate Conference in Magherabuoy House Hotel, Portrush, Northern Ireland.  This interactive and diverse conference has been designed specifically to provide postgraduate students with a platform to share current research with peers and colleagues and network with the wider nutrition community.  Students will also have the chance to attend career talks given by guest speakers and build their professional skills. The programme will be complimented by social functions including ice breakers and a conference gala dinner. The ...
Source: The Nutrition Society - September 18, 2018 Category: Nutrition Authors: Miss Emily Ooi Source Type: news

13th European Nutrition Conference | FENS 2019
Registration is open.   Super Early Bird deadline: 8 MayThe  Nutrition Society, in cooperation with The Nutrition Society Irish Section are pleased to host the 13th European Nutrition Conference, Federation of European Nutrition Societies (FENS) 2019 on 15 - 18 October in Dublin, Ireland. The conference will take place in the Convention Centre Dublin, Ir eland in the heart of Dublin city.The FENS European Nutrition Conference is held once every four years, and is the premier European meeting in its field.The theme for the 2019 conference is  “Malnutrition in an Obese World: European Pers...
Source: The Nutrition Society - September 18, 2018 Category: Nutrition Authors: Danielle Guildford Source Type: news

Optimal diet and lifestyle strategies for the management of cardio-metabolic risk (Pre-recorded- various dates available)
The first hot topic webinar of the series, hosted by Professor Bruce Griffin, University of Surrey, who is a biomedical scientist with expertise in lipid metabolism, nutritional biochemistry and cardiovascular disease,  will highlight the important role of diet and lifestyle in the management of cardio-metabolic risk factors, for the purpose of preventing premature cardiovascular diseases (CVD).   The content of the webinar will reflect, and provide insight into  the topics of the2018 Winter Conference's four symposia.   After setting the scene with an overview of the origins, prevalence and i...
Source: The Nutrition Society - July 30, 2018 Category: Nutrition Authors: Jade Mitchell Source Type: news

Winter Conference 2018: Optimal diet and lifestyle strategies for the management of cardio-metabolic risk
Discussion12:15  Lunch13:30 Original Communication session15:00  RefreshmentsSymposium 2: Impact of dietary fatty acids on key metabolic tissues (fat depots and muscle)15:30  The influence of dietary fatty acids on liver fat content and metabolismProfessor Leanne Hodson, University of Oxford, UK16:00 The impact of dietary fatty acids on regional and ectopic human adipose tissueDr Paul Petrus, Karolinska Institute, Stockholm, Sweden16:30 Is there a role for omega 3 fatty acids in preventing sarcopenic obesity?Dr Oliver C Witard, University of Stirling, UK17:00  Panel Discussion17:30Keynote  Lec...
Source: The Nutrition Society - May 14, 2018 Category: Nutrition Authors: Miss Emily Ooi Source Type: news

Nutrition Futures 2018
Registration has now closed.Nutrition Futures 2018 Conference will be a diverse and interactive experience for all nutrition science students and graduates  or prespective students intending to study food and nutrition or dietetics related subjects, created by the Nutrition Society Student Section in partnership with the University of Newcastle.Conference attendees will have the opportunity to develop essential skills to help build their career from learning how to effectively network to how  to create a job seeking strategy within a developmental and supportive environment.  As well as receiving career...
Source: The Nutrition Society - March 1, 2018 Category: Nutrition Authors: Miss Natalie Ofosu-Orchard Source Type: news

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Source: The Nutrition Society - January 16, 2018 Category: Nutrition Authors: circleinteractive Source Type: news

Summer Conference 2018: Getting energy balance right
Discussion15:55   Refreshments16:15  Silver Medal Lecture: From sugar to liver fat and public health: Systems biology driven studies in understanding non-alcoholic fatty liver disease pathogenesisDr J. Bernadette Moore, University of Leeds16:55   Original Communications session one18:25  Chair close day one18:30   Drinks receptionCall for Abstracts: Abstract submission hasnow  closedfor the 2018 Summer Conference.Thank you to all who have submitted an abstract.When will I hear if my abstract has been accepted? Authors will hear in  June 2018 if their abstract has been ...
Source: The Nutrition Society - July 7, 2017 Category: Nutrition Authors: Miss Natalie Ofosu-Orchard Source Type: news

Irish Section Conference 2018: Targeted approaches to tackling current nutritional issues
Registration deadline: midnight on 12 JuneMicronutrient deficiencies are of growing public health concern. An understanding of how micronutrient deficiencies impact on health and measures that can be taken to improve micronutrient status are essential in order to improve population health. The main purpose of this conference is to provide an overview of current issues in relation to micronutrient status at various stages of the lifecycle. Novel biomarkers of nutrient status, global strategies to improve micronutrient status and implications for policy will also be highlighted. Invited national and international experts wil...
Source: The Nutrition Society - July 7, 2017 Category: Nutrition Authors: Miss Natalie Ofosu-Orchard Source Type: news

Spring Conference 2018: Nutrient-nutrient interaction
Discussion12:30   Lunch13:30  Nutrition Society Scottish Annual General Meeting14.00Close of Conference   (Source: The Nutrition Society)
Source: The Nutrition Society - July 7, 2017 Category: Nutrition Authors: Miss Natalie Ofosu-Orchard Source Type: news

Winter Conference 2017: Diet, nutrition and the changing face of cancer survivorship
Discussion12:30   Lunch13:30 Original Communication session one15:00  RefreshmentsSymposium two:  Diets for advanced and late stage care15:30   Nutrition support and clinical outcome in advanced cancer patientsDr Alessandro Laviano, Sapienza University, Italy16:00  Loss of appetite and cachexia in cancer - biology, molecular and nutritional managementProfessor Sam Ahmedzai, University of Sheffield, UK16:30   Nutrition, cachexia, proteinSpeaker to be announced17:00   Panel Discussion17:30  Cuthbertson Award  LectureSpeaker to be announced18:00   Conference dri...
Source: The Nutrition Society - February 1, 2017 Category: Nutrition Authors: Danielle Guildford Source Type: news

Meal timing, what do we know?
This month's Paper of the Month for November is fromNutrition Research Reviews and is entitled ‘When to eat? The influence of circadian rhythms on metabolic health: are animal studies providing the evidence?‘. Authors Sofía Moran-Ramos, Adrian Baez-Ruiz, Ruud M. Buijs and Carolina Escobar present the background and key findings to their paper below. ‘Breakfast like a king, lunch as a prince, dine as a pauper’; this ancient folk wisdom is recently receiving support from scientific research showing a strong relationship between circadian rhythms and metabolism. Indeed in the last decade th...
Source: The Nutrition Society - November 17, 2016 Category: Nutrition Authors: Cassandra Ellis Source Type: news

Sustainability in Nutrition? A holistic concept for science and seven principles for education
This month's Paper of the Month is fromProceedings of the Nutrition Society and is entitled 'Wholesome Nutrition: an example for a sustainable diet' . Authors Karl von Koerber, Nadine Bader and Claus Leitzmann   discuss the importance of a sustainable diet. From the beginning of mankind, nutrition - including gathering, hunting, farming and cooking - has been an important part of our daily lives. Yet, our modern, fast-paced society often gives a lower importance to food production and eating culture.“Sustainable Nutrition” is a concept that considers all food-related aspects - also beyond the individu...
Source: The Nutrition Society - October 19, 2016 Category: Nutrition Authors: Cassandra Ellis Source Type: news

Studying nutrition could influence weight gain in female students
This month's Paper of the Month is from theJournal of Nutritional Scienceand is entitled ‘Majoring in nutrition influences BMI of female college students' . Authors Mee Young Hong, Tahirih L. Shepanski and Jaclyn B. Gaylis discuss their findings and implications for nutrition education for long term weight management of college students.IntroductionMaintaining healthy eating habits during college is challenging for most young adults. Studies have shown that college students gain an average of 3-10 lbs during their freshman year which makes it harder to maintain a healthy weight throughout adulthood. This weight-gain ...
Source: The Nutrition Society - September 23, 2016 Category: Nutrition Authors: Cassandra Ellis Source Type: news

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 men tal health and wellbeing. Nutrition has been implicated in behaviour, mood and in the pathology and treatment of mental illness.The purpose of this  conference is to review where th...
Source: The Nutrition Society - August 21, 2016 Category: Nutrition Authors: admin Source Type: news

How crowdsourcing helped to evaluate the healthiness of chain restaurant meals
This month's Paper of the Month is fromPublic Health Nutrition and is entitled ‘Evaluating the healthiness of chain-restaurant menu items using crowdsourcing: a new method' . Lead author, Lenard I Lesser, discusses the importance of consumer education on the healthiness of fast food restaurants.While working with adolescents, I realised that adolescents get most of their information about the healthiness of food from the food industry and the media. Before our research found that adolescents ate roughly the same amount of calories at Subway and McDonald ’s, however the teens thought Subway was definitely the he...
Source: The Nutrition Society - August 10, 2016 Category: Nutrition Authors: Cassandra Ellis Source Type: news

Introduction to Food Policy
Discussion14:45 Summary15:00 CloseBooking Info: Who Should Attend?The workshop is designed for nutritionists working with industry or other organisations wishing to understand how and when to develop policy for their organisations.Questions?If you have any queries, or would like to find out more, please contactHajnal ZdravicsRegistration Link: Register hereVenue Name: The Nutrition Society Training roomScientific Area: Public Health NutritionLearning Outcomes& CPD: Learning Outcomes:At the end of the workshop delegates will be able to:Answer'what is a policy? 'Determine when a policy needs to b...
Source: The Nutrition Society - August 2, 2016 Category: Nutrition Authors: admin Source Type: news

New perspectives on dairy and cardiovascular health
This month's Paper of the Month is from Proceedings of the Nutrition Society and is entitled ‘Milk and dairy produce and CVD: new perspectives on dairy and cardiovascular health'. Authors, Julie A. Lovegrove and Ditte A. Hobbs, University of Reading, discuss the evidence on dairy product intake and cardiovascular disease risk and implications for dietary advice. One key recommendation for decreasing cardiovascular disease (CVD) risk is to reduce saturated fat intake to less than 10% total energy, yet the majority of the UK population are exceeding this level. As dairy products contribute over 27% of total dietary sat...
Source: The Nutrition Society - July 8, 2016 Category: Nutrition Authors: Cassandra Ellis Source Type: news

Student Conferences
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Source: The Nutrition Society - June 22, 2016 Category: Nutrition Authors: Danielle Guilford Source Type: news

Surprising new study reveals maternal vitamin D status may not benefit bone health in offspring
This month's Paper of the Month is from British Journal of Nutrition and is entitled ‘Predicted vitamin D status during pregnancy in relation to offspring forearm fractures in childhood: a study from the Danish National Birth Cohort'. The authors discuss their findings and implications for public health advice on vitamin supplementation during pregnancy.IntroductionVitamin D supplementation during pregnancy is recommended in many countries to secure optimal vitamin D status and improve maternal and infant health outcomes. However, the results of our study surprisingly indicate that vitamin D supplementation may have ...
Source: The Nutrition Society - June 16, 2016 Category: Nutrition Authors: Cassandra Ellis Source Type: news

New mobile methods for dietary assessment
A major challenge in nutritional epidemiology is assessing dietary intake accurately enough to be able to reveal diet health associations. Read our Q&A with Professor Carol Boushey, University of Hawaii, USA, who will be presenting her work on new mobile methods for dietary assessment during the Summer Meeting. see the full programme here. How did you originally become involved in creating innovative dietary measurement approaches?The real answer so dates me. I was working with Dr. Jean Hankin at the University of Hawaii on a project collecting dietary data among adolescents in Alaska. One of the goals was to exam...
Source: The Nutrition Society - June 3, 2016 Category: Nutrition Authors: Cassandra Ellis Source Type: news

The role of emotion regulation in childhood obesity
In conclusion, encouraging effective ER could be a useful new approach for combating and treating childhood obesity. Nonetheless, ER intervention studies are needed to confirm the validity of this model in children. Implications for treatment:• Consider traditional weight loss methods and nutritional recommendations along with ER intervention. • Target barriers in the treatment progress such as shame and preoccupation with food by fostering greater self-esteem, resilience and body acceptance. • Families need to be aware of the emotional distress that overweight children suffer from. Consequent...
Source: The Nutrition Society - May 20, 2016 Category: Nutrition Authors: Cassandra Ellis Source Type: news

The role of emotion regulation in childhood obesity
In conclusion, encouraging effective ER could be a useful new approach for combating and treating childhood obesity. Nonetheless, ER intervention studies are needed to confirm the validity of this model in children. Implications for treatment:• Consider traditional weight loss methods and nutritional recommendations along with ER intervention. • Target barriers in the treatment progress such as shame and preoccupation with food by fostering greater self-esteem, resilience and body acceptance. • Families need to be aware of the emotional distress that overweight children suffer from. Consequent...
Source: The Nutrition Society - May 12, 2016 Category: Nutrition Authors: Cassandra Ellis Source Type: news

Association of protein intake with the change of lean mass among elderly women
In conclusion, our findings support the current evidence that higher total, and in particular animal protein intakes are beneficial in preserving lean mass. A remarkable finding of this study was that the associations of total and animal protein intake with increased lean mass were more apparent among elderly women who maintained their weight and received vitamin D and calcium supplementation. Since dietary protein intake, vitamin D and weight change are important health concerns of ageing, our results might underscore an important message for public health. Implications of these findingsGreater lean mass area is associate...
Source: The Nutrition Society - April 26, 2016 Category: Nutrition Authors: Cassandra Ellis Source Type: news

Association of protein intake with the change of lean mass among elderly women
In conclusion, our findings support the current evidence that higher total, and in particular animal protein intakes are beneficial in preserving lean mass. A remarkable finding of this study was that the associations of total and animal protein intake with increased lean mass were more apparent among elderly women who maintained their weight and received vitamin D and calcium supplementation. Since dietary protein intake, vitamin D and weight change are important health concerns of ageing, our results might underscore an important message for public health. Implications of these findingsGreater lean mass area is associate...
Source: The Nutrition Society - April 14, 2016 Category: Nutrition Authors: Cassandra Ellis Source Type: news

New technology in nutrition research and practice
Technological advances bring new opportunities for scientific research to aid our understanding of human mechanisms.  This enables researchers and practitioners to build on traditional methods using different assessment tools to advance research and give the most appropriate advice to patients.  One area which has seen particular advancement is nutrigenomics; the study of how diet and nutrients affect gene expression.  This includes analysis of mRNA, proteins and metabolites and can be used as a research tool to study the physiological effects of nutrition.  This is key in understanding how nutrition c...
Source: The Nutrition Society - March 16, 2016 Category: Nutrition Authors: Cassandra Ellis Source Type: news

Do you have the experience and vision to help lead our Society?
No one doubts the importance of nutrition science and research in improving and maintaining human and animal health world-wide. But who are the leaders in nutrition? How do you develop your skills as a leader? Does it enhance your own career and professional reputation? And what can you give to your peers, allied professions and the public more broadly by taking on a leadership role? Since its inception in 1941, the Nutrition Society has been leading the way in promoting the importance and relevance of high quality, peer-reviewed nutrition research. Our Trustees (also called Honorary Officers) are seen as leaders in their ...
Source: The Nutrition Society - March 15, 2016 Category: Nutrition Authors: Mark Hollingsworth - CEO Blog Source Type: news

Does location matter? A study of malnutrition amongst Ethiopian children
The Nutrition Society Paper of the Month for March is from Public Health Nutrition and is entitled: ‘Local spatial clustering of stunting and wasting among children under the age of 5 years: implications for intervention strategies’.  Lead author, Seifu Hagos Gebreyesus, discusses the effects of location on malnutrition in Ethiopia. As malnutrition is a major public health problem in Ethiopia, we aimed to find out how the acute and chronic forms of undernutrition occur in the districts and kebeles (a kebele is the smallest administrative unit) in Ethiopia. Such knowledge could be helpful in improving our u...
Source: The Nutrition Society - March 7, 2016 Category: Nutrition Authors: Cassandra Ellis Source Type: news