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The Nutrition Society establishes the APPG for Nutrition: Science and Health

The Nutrition Society has established The All Party Parliamentary Group for Nutrition: Science and Health, and, in its first year, The Nutrition Society is conducting an inquiry, including a call for evidence, in order to prepare a report for circulation to Members of Parliament this Spring/Summer.

The Inquiry is titled The Role of Nutrition as the New Preventative Medicine: Positive nutrition interventions to reduce the burden and costs on the UK health services’.

The report will examine how applying cutting-edge nutrition science can make a difference to health and support the work of the NHS, according to 3 themes:

  • ‘The Dual Health Burden of Malnutrition and Obesity in the UK’: Focusing on the costs and burdens of poor diet, hidden hunger, and malnutrition.
  • Food and Mood’: The impact of nutrition on cognition and mental health, dementia, Alzheimer’s, the gut microbiome, and healthy ageing.
  • ‘Prevention and Resilience through Empowerment’: Solutions through empowering front line Health care Professionals and informing local policy interventions.

Mark Hollingsworth, CEO of the Nutrition Society calls for evidence “I would greatly appreciate your organisation’s or your individual participation in this important initiative, and invite you to contribute written evidence to the Inquiry. Adding your perspective to this work will, I believe, add significant gravitas to the Inquiry and its impact upon policy makers and politicians, at a crucial time for UK public health.”

Submitting evidence is brief and will only require 10-15 minutes (the submission window allows ‘copy and paste’), and answers will be autosaved if you choose to complete and submit the form later.

The Nutrition Society will close the submission window on April 14th.

The form is linked below.

Call For Evidence Form