Nutrition and sport and exercise

Dr Kathy Martyn at the event

Brighton Nutrition Showcase

Nutrition BSc students were invited to attend the 2nd  Brighton Nutrition Showcase as part of the Introduction to Nutrition module. The event was hosted by the Education and  Research in Medical Nutriton Network (ERimNN). The showcase included talks on a wide range of subjects:

  • An Apple A Day – the growth of a medical student volunteering project delivered at BACCA, a secondary school in Brighton.
  • Nutritank at Brighton – a UK wide medical student society.
  • Brighton & Hove’s city-wide approach to food poverty.
  • Culinary Medicine – A UK programme using cooking as a means of engaging doctors to feel able to discuss nutrition.
  • Bags of Taste  – an innovative teaching project with Barts Medical Schoo.
  • Managing my health using food  – a personal journey on managing a rheumatoid condition using a paleo diet.
  • The view from here – supporting a child with cystic fibrosis and the long term impact on children having high fat high calorie diets.
  • Nutrition in head and neck cancer – how nutritional therapy and support impacts on recovery from complex surgery and treatment.

The event also launched the NNEdPro Global Centre for Nutrition and Health UK  and Ireland Regional Network. The UK and Ireland Regional Network is led by principal lecturer Dr Kathy Martyn who teaches on our nutrition degree.  The network will seek to deliver on:

  • Bringing together case studies of best practice at annual regional meetings in England, Wales, Scotland and Northern Ireland
  • Inputs from regional case studies to I-KANN-25 (International Knowledge Application Network in Nutrition 2025) and BMJ Nutrition, Prevention and Health
  • Continued support to the NEPHELP (Nutrition Education Policy for Healthcare Practice) initiative and development of an MTK (Mobile Teaching Kitchen) model
  • It will also host ‘The Nutrition Implementation Coalition’ a strategic alliance of organisations who believe we urgently need to raise the issue of a serious lack of nutrition training for health care professionals

Kerry Burnett • November 27, 2019

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