Prof Judith Buttriss
Food and nutrition - challenges and potential solutions
In the context of public health, this talk will summarise the extent to which current dietary intakes in the UK meet recommendations, potential approaches to achieving improvement and the challenges ahead.
Professor Judy Buttriss became Director General of the British Nutrition Foundation (BNF) in October 2007, having been BNF’s Science Director for almost 10 years. Before this she was the National Dairy Council’s Senior Nutritionist for 12 years. She is a Registered Nutritionist and a Fellow and Trustee of the Association for Nutrition. She is the chair of BBSRC’s DRINC Steering Committee and currently a member of the Food Research Partnership (chaired by Defra’s Chief Scientist), Defra’s Family Food committee, PHE’s Reference Groups considering the eatwell plate and 5ADAY criteria for composite foods, and has contributed to the work of a number of BBSRC, FSA, Department of Health and Public Health England working groups.
She has 30 years of experience in providing targeted advice on nutrition and applying science to develop nutrition policy (including several UK government initiatives focussing on nutrient profiling in relation to children’s diets). She has been the work package leader for dissemination activities in a number of EU FP5, FP6 and FP7 projects. She has written a number of reviews, articles and book chapters on a wide range of diet and health topics, including topics as diverse as health claims, child nutrition, healthy ageing, and sustainable diets.