On Your Marks event

M&S’ Director of Food Andy Adcock, and Professor Janet Cade (Food Science and Nutrition), will explore the roles of researchers, manufacturers and retailers in providing a way to improve what we eat.

Food shopping aisle

Sweetening the pill: The role of retailers and researchers in nutrition and health.

Britain's obesity epidemic continues to grow, and costs the NHS an estimated £5bn a year. But how well do we as consumers, understand the link between the food we eat, metabolism and genetics, and how are researchers and retailers responding to the challenge of improving the national diet? 

The University’s research strengths in food and nutrition are growing our understanding of the impacts on long-term health and wellbeing, whilst our Nutrition Trials network is providing independent high quality evidence of effectiveness of dietary interventions and proof of 'on-pack' claims. 

On Your Marks, is the knowledge and networking series brought to you by the University and Marks & Spencer.  

Email On Your Marks to reserve your place, or book via Eventbrite.

The event will take place on Friday 17 June, 11.45am-2pm in Leeds University Business School.


11:45 Event opens, registration, tea and coffee
12:00 Welcome and introductory presentation: Janet Cade
12.15 Guest speaker presentation: Andy Adcock
12.45 Over to you: Question & Answer
13:10 Refreshments and networking reception
14.00 Close.

Admission is free, but places are limited and you will need to register your attendance – please email On Your Marks to book your place.

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