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Dairy Council

Nutrition and Health What’s New? conference

The Dairy Council held its annual conference for nutrition and health professionals on 28th April 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 Barbara Livingstone from Ulster University.

Speakers included:

Professor Benoît Lamarche, Laval University, Canada - Novel perspectives on the association between dairy, dairy fat and cardiometabolic health

Dr Katie Adolphus, University of Leeds - Effect of breakfast consumption on cognitive and academic performance in children and adolescents

Dr Gerry McKenna, Queen’s University Belfast - Oral health in older people – impact on diet and quality of life

Dr Kirsty Pourshahidi, Ulster University - An update on vitamin D – how can we best meet the new recommendations?

Dr Michelle McKinley, Queen’s University Belfast - Weight loss after pregnancy – a challenging but opportune time to intervene

Dr Joline Beulens, VU Medical Center, Amsterdam - Dairy foods and diabetes – a protective role?

Nutrition and health professionals can view the presentations here

Pictured (back l–r): Dr Gerry McKenna, Dr Joline Beulens, Professor Benoit Lamarche (Centre l–r): Dr Katie Adolphus, Dr Michelle McKinley, Dr Kirsty Pourshahidi (Front l–r): Dr Carole Lowis, Professor Barbara Livingstone