Thursday, 17 March 2016

Students win Nutrition essay prizes at IFBB event in London

Stefi Guiu (final year Nutrition, Exercise and Health student) writes:

"The Institute for Food Brain and Behaviour organised the second essay competition in the memory of Henry Kitchener. After submitting an essay with the title “In the light of how our diet has changed over the last century, how does nutrition affect the developing brain?” we were selected for the short list of prices. The winner of the Henry Kitchener Prize 2016 was announced at an event in London and the awards were presented by Lady Emma Fellowes. I received the “Runner Up” prize together with £500 and Melissa Pirie the “Highly Commended” prize. At this event, we were also invited to attend a lecture by Professor Tom Brenna of Cornell University, Ithaca, New York on “Nutrition and Behaviour: Are People and Governments Buying In?”. The whole event was very interesting and a great way of knowing people with the same area of interest. Moreover, the topics discussed were of great importance for mental health and nutrition, two areas of great interest nowadays."

Stefi photographed below (top) and Melissa from Human Biosciences (bottom). The winner's essay is on this website and also more information if you are interested: