Nutrition research reported in the media often highlights mixed or contradictory results between studies.
So, as a nutrition professional, how can you ensure you use the strongest available evidence to inform your practice?

Our online Journal Club covers tools and techniques to help you best understand and appraise research publications. Informative and interactive, we’ll examine and discuss example papers. Topics are relevant to both public health and clinical practice.

Everyone’s welcome, from students starting out to seasoned professionals.

Join the club using the form below to be first to know about Season 2.
Members get exclusive access to slides and
recordings of sessions.

Dr Caroline Childs, Journal Club Season 1 Chair

Each session was chaired by Dr Caroline Childs, Nutrition and Metabolism subject lead in Medicine at the University of Southampton. She received student-nominated awards for ‘most engaging lecturer’ and ‘best pastoral support’ and a colleague-nominated award for teaching excellence. Dr Childs is a Nutrition Society Ambassador and a South East Regional Representative for the Association for Nutrition.

As she says, “Developing skills in critical appraisal is an essential part of being a competent nutrition professional – whether you’re a dietitian, nutritionist or health professional specialising in nutrition.”

Why Join Journal Club?

Members-only access

Journal Club members can access recordings of past sessions and download slides. Previous sessions from Season 1 included:

  • Top tips for reading and reviewing a paper Dr Caroline Childs, University of Southampton
  • Energy content of frequently purchased restaurant meals Dr Sue Reeves, University of Roehampton
  • The common cold – could probiotics help? Dr Gemma Walton, University of Reading
  • Can a mobile app improve nutrition for women before and during pregnancy? Dr Sarah Hillier, University of Southampton
  • Time-restricted eating for obesity management Dr Fatima Perez de Heredia, Liverpool John Moores University

To become a Journal Club member register below.
You will then start receiving Journal Club emails which will give you access to recordings of past sessions and slides.
You will also be informed of upcoming sessions.


Journal Club Membership Form




This season has been CPD approved by the British Dietetic Association (BDA) and the Association for Nutrition (AfN).

Once you have viewed a full recorded session the mynutriweb team will review and arrange to send you your certificate via email from within two weeks of viewing the session.