Academy of Nutrition Sciences - Applying complex research evidence to inform nutrition messaging

You are invited to our three-part webinar series highlighting the Academy of Nutrition Sciences position papers on how complex research evidence is used in nutrition. Each webinar focuses on the challenges identified and the recommendations from one of the three peer-reviewed papers. When booking you can register for all or selected webinars.

The webinars will be of interest to those engaged in research, education and training, clinical practice, and nutrition science communication.

The BDA is a founding member of the Academy, alongside the Association for Nutrition, British Nutrition Foundation and Nutrition Society. The Academy aims to provide a powerful and unified voice to promote evidence-based nutrition science. More information about the Academy and its Position Papers can be found on the ANS webiste.

  • Tuesday 7 May – Evidence for Dietary Recommendations

This webinar will consider the complexities of the evidence base underpinning dietary recommendations and the systematic processes used by expert panels to ensure that rigour, relevance, and consistency are brought to their conclusions. Find out more about the paper

Main Speaker: Professor Christine Williams
Panellists: Professor Julie Lovegrove and Sara Stanner

  • Wednesday 15 May – Evidence for Nutrition Interventions for Individuals

This webinar will examine how research evidence can be used to guide individualised nutrition interventions during 1:1 consultations. Find out more about the paper

Main Speaker: Professor Kevin Whelan
Panellists: Dr Adrian Brown and Dr Angela Madden

  • Thursday 23 May – Evidence for Health Claims

This webinar will consider how nutrition evidence is used to regulate the use of health claims of foods and drinks, and why health professionals need to know about the regulatory processes. Find out more about the paper

Main Speaker: Dr Margaret Ashwell
Panellists: Claire Baseley; [2nd panellist tbc]