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Dairy Council

Sports Nutrition Seminar 2023

The Dairy Council for Northern Ireland is hosting a Sports Nutrition seminar on the 8th November.

We are ‘in person’ again at W5, Odyssey, Belfast.

Professor Gareth Wallis from the University of Birmingham will discuss the application of lactose in sports nutrition and the potential role of dairy for delivering carbohydrates for exercise.

Dr Pamela Magee, Ulster University, will look at nutrition knowledge and dietary intake of team sports athletes including those taking part in GAA and rugby.

There will be more on rugby from Emma Gardiner, Head of Nutrition at the IRFU, who will give us practical sports nutrition insights of fuelling the Ireland squad for the Rugby World Cup.

We are also delighted to be joined by international 1500m athlete and Portaferry native Ciara Mageean. Following a fantastic 2023 season, in which, amongst other things, she broke three Irish records and finished fourth in the World Athletics Championships, Ciara is back at our ‘Milk It’ seminar at tell us all about what's happened since she last took part in 2016!

The seminar will be chaired by Professor Sharon Madigan, Head of Performance Nutrition, Sport Ireland Institute.

It will begin at 5:15pm, with refreshments available from 4:30pm, and finish at approximately 7:30pm.

Please download the invitation for the full programme and speaker details. 

There is no charge for this event. Places will be allocated on a first come, first served basis. 


More on previous 'Milk It' seminars here.

The DCNI ‘Sports Nutrition Award’ given to the Ulster University student who receives the highest mark in the Sports and Exercise Nutrition MSc will also be announced on the evening.