Nutrition: Science and Health

All Party Parliamentary Group

An APPG for parliamentarians interested in evidence-based nutritional science

About

The Nutrition Society invites interested MPs and members of the House of Lords to become founding members of a new All Party Parliamentary Group for Nutrition: Science and Health.

For over 80 years, the Society has been at the forefront of advancing the scientific study of nutrition, and its application to the maintenance of human and animal health, and believes it is now the optimum moment to launch an APPG.

This APPG is unique in its evidence-based programme. The Nutrition Society will be underwriting and providing secretariat support, thus this APPG poses no financial conflict of interest and requires no membership fee. It will take a holistic, ‘one health’ approach to nutritional science, and post-meeting reports with policy recommendations will be provided after meetings.

Aims & Objectives

This APPG aims to raise parliamentary awareness and stimulate informed debate around regional, national & global nutrition issues; and to champion nutrition science to support evidence-based policymaking in areas surrounding nutrition and health challenges

Deliver a reactive, proactive and collaborative programme of events, to aid parliamentarians decision-making processes

Issues will include, but are not limited to, disease prevention, healthy ageing, food security, sustainable diets, animal nutrition, education and training.

Provide MPs with evidence based nutritional knowledge and guide how MPs can use this in their constituencies

Provide a space for informed discussion between parliamentarians and industry through emphasising the need for evidence-based nutrition in a range of policy areas

Supporting Organisations

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The Nutrition Society

This APPG is fully-funded by The Nutrition Society, who provide the secretariat for this group.

Founding Members

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Publications - Reports & Inquiries

This APPG periodically produces reports examining the nutrition landscape in UK government.

Post-meeting reports with policy recommendations will be provided after meetings of the APPG.

If you have any questions regarding our publications, please email appg@nutritionsociety.org.

 

Recent

Part one – ‘The dual health burden of malnutrition and obesity in the UK’.

Date and Venue: 6 June 2023, Committee Room 13, House of Commons.

Guest speakers:

  • Professor Ian Macdonald: Professor of Metabolic Physiology in The School of Life Sciences in the Faculty of Medicine and Health Sciences at the University of Nottingham.
  • Professor Greta Defeyter: Professor in Developmental Psychology, Director of the Healthy Living Lab.
  • Professor Charlotte Hardman: Department of Psychology, University of Liverpool.

Part two – ‘Food and Mood’: the impact of nutrition on cognition and mental health, dementia, Alzheimer’s, and healthy ageing

Date and Venue: 7 November 2023, Committee Room 5, House of Commons.

Guest speakers:

  • Professor Jeremy P E Spencer: Molecular Nutrition Group University of Reading.
  • Dr Oliver Shannon: Newcastle University.
  • Professor Sandra Sünram-Lea: Department of Psychology, Lancaster University.

Part three – ‘Prevention and Resilience through Empowerment’: solutions through empowering front-line Health Care Professionals and informing local policy interventions.

Date: April 2024.

Guest speakers:

  • Professor Jayne Woodside: Queen’s University Belfast
  • Dr Rachel Gibson: King’s College London
  • Professor Steven Cummins: London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine

Contact us

If you would like to register your interest, become a founding member, or have any questions, please contact The Nutrition Society via the form below.