An Invitation to an Interactive Public Engagement Seminar on Nutrition & Health
When: Thursday, 20th February, 4.30 – 6.30 pm
Where: Greenbank Lecture Theatre UCLan, Victoria Street, Preston, PR1 2HE
Have you ever wondered about the links between what you eat and how you feel? How your diet influences your own and your family’s health? May be you’ve worried about weight gain and considered dieting or maybe you’re troubled by an allergy?
To address these and other dietary concerns, the National Forum for Health and Wellbeing (NFHW), the organisation behind the popular annual Preston Health Mela, has enlisted the support of colleagues from the School of Medicine and the Creative Communities Group at the University of Central Lancashire (UCLan) and Lancashire Teaching Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust (LTHTR), to present an exciting interactive conference where you can bring yourself up-to-date with cutting edge thinking on the important theme of Nutrition and Health. By joining us at this exciting free seminar you can be sure you will be in possession of the very latest facts and guidance to steer your family towards a healthy diet and lifestyle.
If you want to know the very latest thinking on the close links between what we are and what we eat, then this free public meeting is just the opportunity you have been waiting for!
The seminar consists of the four short presentations detailed below:
1 Diet and nutrition for healthy life and ageing
Dr Joseph will outline how choices in diet and nutrition can contribute to a healthy life and wellbeing both now and as we get older.
Drs Vijayduraii and Anantharachagan will describe how IgE food allergies can be identified and managed.
3 Childhood obesity (Epidemic)
Dr Ayoola will address issues of childhood obesity epidemic and strategies for tackling this epidemic.
4 Maternal nutrition and life style
Dr Moran will focus on maternal nutrition and lifestyle with reference to gestational diabetes.
After the presentations, members of the audience will be invited to join a group based on one of the four topics for questions and detailed discussion with the speaker(s) concerned. A final plenary session will provide an opportunity to summarise and draw conclusions on the proceedings as a whole.
“UCLan is delighted to contribute and support this public engagement project. We are committed to ensuring populations remain updated and inspired to ensure health remains at the forefront of all life decisions.”
“Good nutrition lays the foundations for good health and therefore the team at the medical school are delighted to be able to support wider education in this area.”
The event programme is as given below
Public Engagement Seminar on Nutrition & Health
Thursday, 20th February 2020 at 4.30 – 6.30 pm
Greenbank Lecture Theatre UCLan, Victoria Street, Preston, PR1 2HE
16:00 – 16:20 Registration/refreshments
16:20 – 16:40
Welcome address Professor Romesh Gupta, OBE
Opening remarks Dr Lynne Livesey
Housekeeping matters Mr Russell Hogarth/ Dr Abhay Vaidya
16:40 – 17:20 FOCUSSED PRESENTATIONS
Diet and nutrition for healthy life
Dr Pappachan Joseph, Consultant in Endocrinology & Metabolism, LTHTR
Food allergy (IgE mediated)
Dr Paraladurai Vijaydurai and Dr Arihan Anantharachagan, Consultant clinical Immunologists, LTHTR
Childhood obesity (epidemic)
Dr Omolola Ayoola, Consultant paediatrician and endocrinologist, LTHTR
Maternal nutrition and life style
Dr Victoria Louise Moran, Associate professor of maternal and child nutrition UCLan
17:20 – 17:30 COMFORT BREAK/BREAK UP INTO FOUR GROUPS
17:30 – 18:10 GROUP DISCUSSIONS led by the speakers
18:10 – 1830 Plenary session-Summary by the group leaders
18:30 Vote of Thanks/Conclusion of the seminar
The event is FREE to attend and there will be FREE PARKING on the University car parks
Following is the link to the UCLan press release
For further details, please contact Professor Romesh Gupta, OBE, Chairman of the NFHW at firstname.lastname@example.org