Dairy Council to reveal the impact that dairy has on our health during Science Week 2016

According to The Dairy Council, who will be visiting Science Week 2016 at the University of Roehampton, there are many misconceptions about the health benefits of milk and dairy. Dr Anne Mullen, Director of Nutrition at the Dairy Council will speak to Roehampton students about the key role that milk plays in helping us lead healthy lives. The UR Student Nutrition Society is hosting this visit at the Department of Life Sciences.

Posted: 3 February 2016

Research from the Council shows that dairy matters to our health and nutrition at every stage of our life. It provides a range of nutrients that are essential to helping address some of the health issues that different age groups currently face.

Dr Anne Mullen said: “Milk and dairy foods are staples of the British diet and provide a number of essential nutrients that are beneficial for health across the lifespan. I am delighted to visit the students at the University of Roehampton and provide them with accurate information about the health and nutrition benefits.”

Dr Caroline Ross, Head of the Life Sciences Department said: “It is a wonderful opportunity for our students to hear from an expert in the dairy industry as part of our Science Week, which provides students with first-hand opportunities to hear from experts and engage in current debates. The Department is dedicated to helping students fulfil their potential and our Science Week also includes a Careers Fair.”

This event forms a part of Roehampton’s Science Week 2016. This year’s theme is ‘Learning and Adaptation’ and it covers many topics including how we can train our brain to learn better, treatments for leukaemia, the Brazilian Amazon and more.

See the full list of public lectures and seminars to book in advance. All events take place at Whiteland’s College from the 8 February to 12 February 2016. The Careers Fair for students is on the 9 February 2016.

Find out more about the diverse community within our Life Sciences department which is divided into four main areas of study: anthropology, ecology, health sciences and exercise science.

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