Britain’s Nutrition Transition – A (personal) social history of food, nutrition and health

An Inaugural Lecture by Professor Stephen Fallows, Department of Clinical Sciences and Nutrition.

Link to Britain’s Nutrition Transition – A (personal) social history of food, nutrition and health event
Thursday, 14th December, 2017
18:30
Binks Building Lecture Theatre, CBK011

We all realise that massive changes have taken place to the technology around us – mobile phones, computers, internet. But we tend to forget that the British diet has similarly been changing - massively.  Residents of the 1950s, and earlier, would be amazed at Britain’s 21st century diet – its diversity, its convenience, the big supermarkets (not corner shops) and more.  In the same period, Britain’s nutritionists have moved their thinking from concern about food inadequacy to even greater concern over dietary super-abundance.  The nation has unwantedly moved up the European obesity league with its wider health and financial implications.  Professor Fallows will explore these issues using a mix of personal reflections and published data.

  • Complimentary refreshments will be served from 6pm in Binks Brasserie.
  • Entry to the lecture is free, but booking is essential.