Nutrition and Science: Creating the Future of Food

Virtual Event – Thursday, 25th February 2021

The nutrition profession is growing. The demand for evidenced-based information and guidance on the impact of food and nutrition on health and well-being is increasing, along with the need for sustainable diets. There is a wealth of opportunities for new graduates to be part of this exciting and innovative environment, play a role in future proofing our food systems and influencing food choice and behaviour. As there is no clear pathway into the profession, industry must actively promote the breath of career pathways and opportunities that exist across the sector.

Event Schedule:

Chair: Dr Glenys Jones, Deputy Chief Executive & Communications Manager, Association for Nutrition

Session 1

09.00 – 10.00

What does a career in food science and nutrition look like?

There are many different opportunities for those exploring a career working in the field of nutrition and health. How can businesses inspire the next generation to embark on a career in this sector? How can they raise awareness of the diverse roles and opportunities that exist? What are the different pathways and how do you achieve them? With such diverse roles, what skill set is required?

Dr Adrian Hodgson, Co-founder, REAL Kombucha

Brigid McKevith, Senior Scientific & Regulatory Affairs Manager Great Britain and Ireland, The Coca-Cola Company

Emily Robinson, Nutritionist (South), Chartwells

Emily Stephens, Health & Wellbeing Lead, The Good Eating Company

10.15 – 11.45

Meet your future placements, work experience students and apprentices

Make use of our unique networking platform connecting industry to future talent. Our budding candidates have a background and passion for the food industry and are eager to learn.

Session 2

12.00 – 13.00

What is the role of a nutritionist?

During this session you will hear first-hand from nutritionists across the food and drink industry. They will provide an insight into their career progression and current role.

Dr Glenys Jones, Deputy Chief Executive & Communications Manager, Association for Nutrition

Dr James Morehen, Performance Nutritionist – working with professional athletes

Dr Hannah Theobald, Head of Health and Nutrition, pladis Global

Session 3

14.00 – 15.00

Closing the digital skills gap

Digital transformation across the food and drink industry is evolving rapidly and the need for a tech-savvy workforce is growing. How can businesses ensure the next generation of employees have the right skills to fulfil employer’s needs and reduce this skills gap? What are the innovations that are now transforming the industry?

Professor Simon Burnett, Professor of Information Management, Robert Gordon University

Lauren Ironside, KTP Associate, Digital Marketing Specialist, Dean’s of Huntly

Moira Stalker, Skills Manager, Food and Drink Federation Scotland

Session 4

15.15 – 16.15

What’s feeding the future of the nutritionist?

Advances in nutritional science are changing the shape of consumer demand. How will this impact on the role of the nutritionist? What influence will nutritionists have on new product development to support the need for healthy and sustainable diets for future generations?

Dr Sarah Berry, Reader, King’s College London

Barbara Bray MBE, Director, Alo Solutions

Charlotte Radcliffe, Director, The Nutrition Consultant

Lauren Woodley, Group Nutrition Lead, Nomad Foods

16.30 – 17.30

Meet your future placements, work experience students and apprentices

Make use of our unique networking platform connecting industry to future talent. Our budding candidates have a background and passion for the food industry and are eager to learn.