A girl called Jack

Nutrition Society – Dietary Assessment Methods Workshop coming to Edge Hill – can’t wait!

When Sue Crompton, Nutrition & Health student at Edge Hill University sent a message to ‘The Nutrition Society’, on Facebook, asking them to bring one of its prestigious events ‘Up North’ she didn’t think they actually would.  Well they have! 

Sue & Val already looking forward to the Nutrition Society event

The event coming to Edge Hill is the ‘Dietary Assessment Workshop’ which will be taking place on 26th March 2015. (Book by 5th Feb to take advantage of the early bird booking fee of £200).

  • Sue has had a lifelong interest in nutrition and exercise and says she’s really looking forward to the day and is delighted to be helping organise the event along with Kathleen Mooney our Senior Lecturer. 

The workshop will bring together current knowledge and practice on dietary assessment methods, with a particular focus on choosing correct assessment techniques for optimising dietary intake data measurement.

The practical, guided sessions will enable delegates to trial computational analysis of dietary data and include one-to-one drop-in discussions with experts in the field.

The workshop is open for all with a Bsc level of knowledge in dietary assessment methods.

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As for me, I’m really looking forward finding out about the new approaches to dietary assessment. This is a great skill to have and it’s brilliant that it’s on our doorstep.

Well done Sue, you did great!


Sue -Nutrition Society - local organiser

Sue – Nut Soc Local Organiser

Registration fees:

All prices to attend are inclusive of training materials, lunch, refreshments, wi-fi and use of computer.

  • The cost for early bird booking is £200 (inc. VAT) valid until 5 February 2015.

From 6th Feb the cost will be:

  • Members of the Nutrition Society: £260 (inc. VAT)
  • Non-members: £330 (inc. VAT) Valid from 6 February 2015
    You can book this workshop online

Aims and objectives:

  • Select appropriate dietary assessment methods to address research aims
  • Understand how to minimise data collection error whilst estimating portion sizes
  • Understand limitations about food composition databases
  • Learn about new approaches in dietary assessment methods
  • Familiarise themselves with energy adjustment in nutrition surveys
  • Appreciate the application of dietary pattern methodology in nutrition surveys

Continue Professional Development (CPD) credits

This event has received Association for Nutrition (AfN) CPD Endorsement.
– See more at: http://www.nutritionsociety.org/training-and-education/dietary-assessment-methods#sthash.WuD4HR2G.dpuf- See more at: http://www.nutritionsociety.org/training-and-education/dietary-assessment-methods#sthash.WuD4HR2G.dpuf

Edge Hill - University of the year 2015

Edge Hill – University of the year 2015

Networking broadens your horizons

What I really enjoy about going to new places and meeting new people is that you find out all sorts of interesting information that you didn’t know, you didn’t know.

When I’m out and about, if I’m introduced to a new topic or given a name of an individual or organisation I’ve never heard of, I note it down and follow it up with a bit of research.   I’m one of those annoying people that during a lecture or presentation I make copious notes.  Sometimes I don’t refer back to them, just the process of writing down seems to help me remember.  Taking time-out to reflect back on the events of the day is not always easy, but it is great way of consolidating knowledge and broadening horizons.

At the ‘Can Cook’ Event I blogged about in yesterdays post, Robbie told us about his food hero Michael Pollan the author of ‘Cooked’ and ‘Omnivores Dilemma’.  I wrote in my notes.. MUST READ!!  I’ve ordered both books and will let you know what I think in a future post.


Yesterday we also spent time talking about the struggles of cooking on a tight budget and Robbie referred to a famous blog called ‘A girl called Jack’. It was a teeny bit embarrassing that as nutrition students we were not already aware of this blog, but that’s the beauty of networking.  I’ve just spent an hour catching up on Jack Monroe’s journey from unemployed, single parent to journalist / campaigner on poverty issues and it’s a beguiling read.


If you get a spare few minutes check out the following link you won’t be disappointed.