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Nutrition and Health – What’s New? Conference

09.05.2015

Nutrition and Health – What’s New? Conference

The Dairy Council held its annual conference for nutrition and health professionals on 8th May at W5, Belfast.

‘Nutrition and Health – What’s New?’ focused on the latest developments in nutrition science and practice, including those in relation to dairy foods, and was chaired by Professor Sean Strain from Ulster University.

Speakers and topics included:

Professor Barbara Livingstone, Ulster University
Overweight and obesity – portion…size matters!

Dr Ciara Rooney, Queen’s University Belfast
Changing dietary behaviour in schools – what does the evidence show?

Professor Domhnall MacAuley, Ulster University
Physical activity and health – is sedentary behaviour the ‘new smoking’?

Professor Julie Lovegrove, University of Reading
The challenge of healthy and sustainable diets – the place of dairy foods

Dr Anne Nugent, University College Dublin
Cheese and health – an update on the evidence

Professor Jason Ellis, Northumbria University
Overweight and obesity – the role of sleep

Health and nutrition professionals can view the presentations here

Pictured L to R: Dr Anne Nugent, Prof Jason Ellis, Prof Sean Strain, Dr Carole Lowis Dairy Council, Prof Julie Lovegrove, Prof Barbara Livingstone, Prof Domhnall MacAuley and Dr Ciara Rooney

 

 

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