Leeds Beckett sports nutritionist to share ‘What women want’
Dr Lauren Duckworth, Senior Lecturer in Sport and Exercise Nutrition at Leeds Beckett, will speak at a seminar exploring the future landscape for active nutrition at Food Matters Live at London’s ExCel on Tuesday 22 November.
Food Matters Live is the UK's only cross-sector event bringing together the food and drink industry, retailers, food service providers, government and those working in nutrition, to enable collaboration and innovation to support a sustainable food landscape for the future. Itprovides a platform for thought-provoking, cross-sector debate and encourages cross-sector collaboration.
Speaking ahead of the event, Lauren said: “In my talk, ‘What women want’: sports nutrition for the active female, I will outline new research which explores the motivations for female dietary practices for health and exercise. Given known gender differences in metabolism, research has looked to explore whether males and females respond differently to exercise and diet interventions, and how these findings have and may shape recommendations for industry.”
The seminar will provide an overview of how manufacturers can make nutrition and health claims work in the sports nutrition industry as well as exploring where the growth is and who is driving the mainstreaming of sports nutrition. It will be chaired by Leonie Milliner, CEO at the Association for Nutrition. The session will also include contributions from prominent speakers including Mark Gilbert, Vice-Chair, European Specialist Sports Nutrition Alliance (ESSNA), Claire Baseley, Registered Nutritionist, CLB Nutrition Ltd and Ella's Kitchen, and Lindsey Ormond RNutr, Owner and Consultant, LO Health Solutions.
Dr Lauren Duckworth completed her PhD research, funded by GlaxoSmithKline, at Leeds Beckett in 2010, following her Masters studies at Loughborough University. Her research focuses on the effects of exercise and nutritional interventions on appetite regulation and metabolism. Most recently she has been investigating the compensatory eating behaviours of exercise in recreationally active individuals.
Lauren also supervises doctoral research students investigating a range of projects including appetite changes and the impact of beetroot juice during exercise at altitude, nutritional intakes in elite rugby players, and exercise and nutritional-based interventions to reduce age-related sarcopenia.
Lauren’s applied work focuses on ergogenic aids for improving sports performance, and she has worked as a nutrition advisor to clients undertaking extreme endurance challenges. Lauren is an Academic Associate of the Sport and Exercise Nutrition Register.