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International Conference addresses the future of healthy eating and nutrition

The Departments of Psychology and Life Sciences will discuss the future of nutrition at the 40th annual British Feeding and Drinking Group meeting this week in London.

Posted: 7 April 2016

Dr Leigh Gibson, Reader in Biopsychology and Dr Sue Reeves, Principal Lecturer at the University of Roehampton will open the conference. They will address the future of nutrition and healthy eating. The conference will present the latest research in this area including developing a vibrating fork which tells you if you are eating too fast, wearable technology to manage your weight, and computer-based training to help you resist tempting foods.

Dr Gibson has undertaken previous research on appetite, food preferences and the relationship between food and the brain, and is involved in a European-wide intervention in Kindergartens to reduce the likelihood of children becoming obese.

Dr Reeves is a registered nutritionist and recently was awarded a Visiting Research Scholarship at St John’s College, University of Oxford. Her research includes many aspects of nutrition including the role of diet in obesity, polycystic ovary syndrome, sports performance and how beverages and breakfast may be implicated in energy balance and body weight maintenance.

Find out more about the conference.

Find out more about our Department of Psychology and Department of Life Sciences where you can study, nutrition and the relationships between food and the brain.

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