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Importance of healthy nutrition in early childhood obesity prevention

In the first of our blogs to mark National Obesity Awareness Week, Professor Pinki Sahota and Dr Sara Ahern from Leeds Beckett University discuss the importance of healthy nutrition in childhood and how early adoption of good habits can set children up for life.

Leeds Beckett University Professor Pinki Sahota
Leeds Beckett University Dr Sara Ahern
Leeds Beckett University Whole Systems Obesity Project

Dietitians in the media

This week is Dietitians Week and in today’s blog post, freelance consultant dietitian and Senior Lecturer in nutrition and dietetics, Ursula Philpot, takes a look at the changing role of dietitians in the media and in health-related television programming.


Culinary Master Classes with Yorkshire Carnegie

In this post, Carnegie PhD student and Leeds Rugby nutritionist Debbie Smith, discusses how her research into the dietary requirements of adolescent rugby players fits into an applied environment with Leeds Rhinos and Yorkshire Carnegie.


Educating Dietetic support workers

In our final Dietitians Week blog post, Certificate in Nutritional Health & Certificate HE in Nutritional Health course leader Linsey King looks at how Dietetic support workers are taught at Leeds Met.


Dietitians in the Media Spotlight

In our latest Dietitians Week blog post, freelance consultant dietitian and Senior Lecturer in nutrition and dietetics, Ursula Philpot takes a look at how the profession is portrayed by the media.


Dietitians Week celebrates students' placement experiences

With the world’s first Dietitians Week underway, June Copeman, Professional Lead for Nutrition and Dietetics, within the School of Health and Wellbeing, reflects on how pre-registration dietetic students are applying their knowledge in practical settings to influence in a positive way the nutrition of the general public.

Leeds Beckett University June Copeman