SENSE’s founder and chair, Dr Margaret Ashwell OBE was awarded an Honorary Doctor of Science for services to nutrition by the University of Westminster in 2018. The award was made at the Royal Festival Hall in London. Margaret was delighted the day coincided with the day the RAF had their Centenary flypast up the Thames and so she and her guests got a superb view from the RFH balcony.
We aim to add here brief news bulletins on members’ achievements and activities to provide a flavour of the broad influence SENSE members have in the nutrition field.
For further information on any of these bulletins, please contact the SENSE member directly via our meet the members’ page. If members wish to add a news item to the list they can fill in a form in the members area.
Ms Fiona Wilcock is a contributory author to the book “The Day-by-Day Pregnancy Book” which has been published by Dorling Kindersley (D&K). She is the author on the nutrition and food content of the book and has provided comment on any dietary related material. The book provides a comprehensive look at every week of pregnancy,
Dr Michele Sadler has authored a review “Dried Fruit and Dental Health” which was published online in the International Journal of Food Sciences and Nutrition on 14th July 2016. Classed as ‘Gap Bridging Research’ the paper reviews existing studies that have investigated the effect of dried fruit on dental health,
Following SENSE’s very successful 20th anniversary meeting: 20 Years Back – 20 Years Forward, a paper has been written and published in the Nutrition Bulletin:
© British Nutrition Foundation
Volume 41, Issue 2 Pages 99 – 190, June 2016
The presentations from the event are available on the members’ area of the SENSE website –
Dr Margaret Ashwell said that ‘protecting the public and championing nutrition professionals who meet the high standards required to be Registered Nutritionists is (her) foremost priority as President for the Association for Nutrition (AfN).’
To read the full AfN press release: //www.associationfornutrition.org/Portals/0/Public/News&Events/AfN%20Press%20Release%207th%20December%202015%20-%20AfN%20Announces%20new%20President.pdf
For more information about AfN: //www.associationfornutrition.org/default.aspx?tabid=71
In June 2015, Dr Margaret Ashwell OBE was appointed as a Senior Visiting Fellow at Cass Business School, City University London. This followed several years of collaboration with the Actuarial Department on the importance of waist-height ratio in determining life expectancy. For more on Waist-height ratio: //journals.plos.org/plosone/article?id=10.1371/journal.pone.0103483
Susan Church is a co-author of the seventh summary edition of McCance & Widdowson’s The Composition of Foods. This edition includes new analytical data on key foods, including eggs, fish and fruit and vegetables. Values for processed foods have also been updated to reflect changes resulting from health policy and recent industry initiatives on reformulations.
Dr Michele Sadler has edited a book (Volume 1) on the topic of Authorised EU Health Claims, published by Woodhead Publishing Ltd. Chapters cover permitted disease risk reduction claims, children’s claims, claims and general function claims including those for vitamins and minerals, and foods such as walnuts, meat and fish.
Dr Michele Sadler has written a Concise Monograph for ILSI Europe, entitled “Food, Glycaemic Response and Health” (© 2011 ILSI Europe). It is available as a pdf on the following link:
//www.ilsi.org/Europe/Documents/Glycaemic Response 2011.pdf
Rana Conway has co-authored a chapter titled ‘Vegetarians and vegans during pregnancy and lactation’ (along with Dr Adrienne Cullum) for ‘Maternal-fetal nutrition during pregnancy and lactation’ edited by Michael E. Symonds and Margaret M. Ramsay, Cambridge University Press (2010).