Loading Events

« All Events

  • This event has passed.

Future Health: Can nutrition and lifestyle combine to make a global impact? IFNH Annual Forum 2024

The 2024 IFNH Forum event will be held on 28 February (14:00-17:00).

This year the theme will look to the future to explore what new developments in nutrition and its interaction with lifestyle can help reduce the massive burden of some key non-communicable diseases including dementia. This will include how effects of food cultures can impact the need to change dietary habits and how the needed dietary changes can be affected by social inequalities and climate change. The Forum will probe key aspects of these substantial challenges.

The event is free to attend, please Click Here to register your attendance and forward this invitation to colleagues you think may be interested.


14:00 Welcome Prof. Carol Wagstaff, Research Dean for Agriculture, Food and Health, University of Reading
14:05 IFNH – activities and achievements of 2023 Prof. Ian Givens, IFNH Director, University of Reading
14:15 Cognition and Dementia: Milk fat globule membrane, supplementation for promotion of neurodevelopment in infants and prevention of neurodegeneration in ageing adults Dr Javier Fontecha, Head, Food Lipid Biomarkers and Health, Institute of Food Science Research (CIAL,CSIC) in the Autónoma University of Madrid
14:45 Dietary fibre: How can we increase intake of this important dietary
Prof. Julie Lovegrove, Director Hugh Sinclair Unit of Human Nutrition, University of Reading
15:05 Cognitive function and mood: The effects of flavonoid-rich blueberries
in healthy children and adults
Prof. Claire Williams, Chair of Neuroscience, School of Psychology & Clinical Language Sciences, University of Reading
15:30 Obesity: Diet, lifestyle and genes in an obesogenic environment Prof. John Mathers, Professor of Human Nutrition, Human Nutrition & Exercise
Research Centre, Newcastle University
16:00 Food culture: Dietary diversity and farm decision making for
resilient agrifood systems in the Global South
Prof. Henny Osbahr, Co-Head, Department of International Development, School of
Agriculture, Policy and Development, University of Reading
16:20 Diet, health, and social inequalities: Adaptation and mitigation strategies with indigenous cooperatives in Latin America Dr Claudia Murray, Research Fellow, Department of Real Estate and Planning,
Henley Business School, University of Reading
16:40 Q&A Chaired by Prof. Ian Givens and Prof. Vimal Karani
17:00 Formal close


28 February
2:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Event Category:


Institute for Food, Nutrition and Health (IFNH)