Panel discussion: Dietary guidelines, why all the confusion – how much should we blame the media? Free


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Chaired by Professor Tom Sanders, this panel discussion focuses on the ambiguity surrounding dietary guidelines. Panel members discuss the differing agendas of health organisations and news outlets, and considers the misrepresentation of scientific evidence in the media.

Members of the panel:

Professor Susan Fairweather-Tait, Professor of Human Nutrition, University of East Anglia

Mr Chris Peters, Scientific Affairs Manager, Sense about Science 

Dr Fiona Lethbridge, Senior Press Officer, Science Media Centre 

Mr Clint Witchalls, Health and Medicine Editor, The Conversation

Mr Anthony Warner, Chef, Blogger and Author, The Angry Chef

Mr Rick Pendrous, Editor, Food Manufacture

This lecture was filmed at the RSM in London for the event 'Starving for truth: nutrition myths and controversies' on Monday 6th November 2017.

Length: 00:58:31


Professor Sir Nicholas Wald, Director, Wolfson Institute of Preventive Medicine.

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Dr Venket Rao, Professor Emeritus, Department of Nutritional Sciences, Faculty of Medicine, University of Toronto.

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Professor John Hunter, Honorary Consultant Physician, Addenbrooke's Hospital, Cambridge.  

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Professor Charles Spence, Oxford University.

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Professor John Warner, Professor of Paediatrics and Head of Department, Imperial College St Mary's Hospital, Imperial College Healthcare NHS Trust.

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James Brown, Lecturer and ARCHA Clinical/Community Engagement Lead, Aston University. 

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Mark Johnson, Director, Mary Seactoe Research Centre, De Montfort University.

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Benjamin Jacobs, Consultant Paediatrician, National Orthopaedic Hospital.

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