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IFNH Lunchtime Seminar 15th December: Top Food and Nutrition Trends in 2024: Predictions for the Year Ahead
We are pleased to announce our next Lunchtime Seminar showcasing ‘Top Food and Nutrition Trends in 2024: Predictions for the Year Ahead’ presented by Alex Ruani, UCL Doctoral Researcher and Chief Science Educator at The Health Sciences Academy. The seminar will take place Friday 15th December at 13.00 – 14.00 via Microsoft Teams. If you would like to join us please Click here to join the meeting and share the invitation within your school/group.
As we stand on the cusp of a new year, navigating the ever-evolving landscape of food and nutrition is paramount. In a world characterised by relentless innovation, emerging research, the growing influence of AI and technology, and shifting consumer behaviours, how do we anticipate what the future holds? And more importantly, how can researchers and professionals prepare to stay ahead of the curve? Dive into the most anticipated trends of 2024 and understand the opportunities and challenges in the food and nutrition space to inform your work and align it with the evolving trajectories. Will AI and technology dominate the discourse, or will the focus shift towards women's health, preventative healthcare, affordable nutrition, plant-forward diets – or perhaps something entirely unexpected? Join us to explore these intriguing prospects and fuse your contributions in a meaningful way.
IFNH Lunchtime Seminar Friday 17th November at 13:00 – 14:00 – Living in food insecurity: food parenting and children’s eating
We are delighted to announce our next Lunchtime Seminar showcasing “Living in food insecurity: food parenting and children’s eating” presented by Professor Kate Harvey, Professor of Health Psychology, University of Reading. The seminar will take place Friday 17th November at 13.00 – 14.00 via Microsoft Teams. If you would like to join us please Click here to join the meeting and share the invitation within your school/group.
It is estimated that around 7% of the UK population live in food poverty and almost four million children live in households that struggle to afford a healthy diet. It is believed that the COVID-19 pandemic and subsequent cost-of-living crisis exacerbated UK food insecurity, although evidence indicates that the rates had been rising in the decade preceding the pandemic. Food insecurity has far reaching consequences for health and well-being, impacting children, adolescents and their parents. This seminar will focus on the potential role that food parenting practices play in understanding the link between food insecurity and child/adolescent health outcomes.
The Society of Chemical Industry and the British Society of Animal Science have teamed up to organise a full-day in-person event in London titled: “Healthy and sustainable diets: The role of animal-derived foods”, which will take place in SCI Headquarters in central London.
The University of Reading will be represented by Professor Ian Givens, Director IFNH and Professor Sokratis Stergiadis, Animal Sciences, School of Agriculture, Policy and Development.
Animal-derived foods (milk and dairy, meat, fish and eggs) offer primary sources of essential nutrients some of which are not readily available in plant-based foods. These foods play an important role across every stage of life, including childhood, adolescence, pregnancy and lactation, and older age.
This event will address issues around the role of, and the balance between, animal-derived foods and plant-based alternatives in human diets and provide evidence on how we can develop and promote healthy, sustainable, and accessible diets for different consumer demographics and dietary patterns.
The early bird offer deadline for prices from £90 is 6th November.
The event will take place on Tuesday 5th December at 10.00 – 16.30 in London 14/15 Belgrave Square SW1X 8PS. For registration and more information please visit the event page