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Conference: Nutrition & Health – What’s New?


Conference: Nutrition & Health – What’s New?

We held our annual Dairy Council conference for nutrition and health professionals on 27th April at W5

The conference focused on new developments in nutrition science and practice, including those in relation to dairy foods, and was chaired by Professor Sean Strain from Ulster University.

Speakers at the conference were: 

Dr Emma Feeney, University College Dublin
The dairy matrix: is food more than the sum of its nutrients?

Professor Moira Dean, Queen’s University Belfast
Cooking and food skills: what impact do they have on achieving a healthy diet?

Professor Ian Givens, University of Reading
Putting nutrition at the heart of sustainable diets

Dr Megan Rossi, King’s College London
The low FODMAP diet for IBS: panacea or just another fad?

Dr Alison Yeates, Ulster University
An update on iodine in the UK diet: the role of milk

Prof Wendy Kohrt, University of Colorado, Denver
Exercise, hormones and disease prevention

Nutrition and health professionals can view the presentations here

Pictured L to R: Dr Alison Yeates, Prof Ian Givens, Dr Emma Feeney, Prof Wendy Kohrt, Dr Carole Lowis (Dairy Council NI), Dr Megan Rossi, Prof Moira Dean, Prof Sean Strain

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