One of our Nutrition, Exercise & Health students -- Rachel Hine -- represented the Nutrition Society in Parliament yesterday as part of the Royal Society's 'Voice of the Future' program, which is designed to get young scientists involved in government policy. Her question was answered by Dr Rupert Lewis, who leads the Government Office for Science, this link contains the edited snippet of the question and response.
Rachel writes: "I had an excellent experience at Voice of the Future and I am very grateful to the Nutrition Society for giving me such a rare opportunity. This event has given me first-hand experience of what it is like to sit on a real select committee with members of all different societies in science and technology across the UK. It has made me aware of the potential benefit of more young scientists pursuing a career in politics and particularly how nutritionists may work within government to improve public health". Below: Rachel in the committee room.