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Nutrition for Immunity

Fact or fiction?

Dr Caroline Childs, RNutr and Dr Jenna Macciochi

Wednesday 9 November 20:00–21:00 GMT

Nutrition for Immunity

Fact or fiction?

Dr Caroline Childs, RNutr and Dr Jenna Macciochi

Wednesday 9 November 20:00–21:00 GMT

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Free

60mins

CONTENT AND LEARNING OBJECTIVES:

During the coronavirus pandemic, interest in nutrition for immunity has increased. Whilst diet and lifestyle choices are key modifiable risk factors that can affect immunity, there has been a lot of conflicting and confusing information about this area in recent years. This webinar is designed to offer an update on the latest evidence on nutrition and immune function.

There is a great deal of public and commercial interest in the potential of foods or supplements to support immune function, with this interest significantly increasing in response to the covid-19 pandemic.

The gut microbiome is also modified by both diet and lifestyle factors and has both direct and indirect interactions with our immune system. Whilst no food, nutrient or product can stop us getting ill, a healthy, varied diet is vital in supporting our gut microbiome and immune function.

In this webinar, Dr Caroline Childs, will share an update on the latest information on the effect of diet and lifestyle on the immune system with a focus on gut health. Addressing some of the common myths and misconceptions we hear about nutrition and immunity.

This webinar will also be chaired by leading immunologist, Dr Jenna Macciochi.

This webinar covers:

  • How nutrition can impact the immune system
  • How immune function develops in early life and declines with age
  • Interactions between the microbiome and immune system
  • Challenges of communicating nutrition advice related to immune function 

Watch this webinar to

Gain clear understanding of:
  • The effects of diet and lifestyle factors upon the immune system
  • The role of both diet and lifestyle factors on the gut microbiome
  • Interactions between the microbiome and immune system
Be aware of:
  • The macro- and micronutrient demands of the immune system
  • How immune function develops in early life and declines with age
  • The challenges in conducting high quality dietary intervention studies
Be able to:
  • Reflect on the challenges of communicating nutrition advice related to immune function
  • Consider the context and intervention window when assessing scientific evidence
  • Identify links between the immune system, the brain and body composition.
Dr Caroline Childs - Lecturer in Nutritional Sciences within Medicine at the University of Southampton

Expert speaker

Dr Caroline Childs, RNutr
Associate Professor, University of Southampton

@DrCEChilds

Dr Caroline Childs RNutr is Associate Professor at the University of Southampton, and Nutrition and Metabolism subject lead for undergraduate Medicine. Her research includes the effects of dietary fatty acids, probiotics, prebiotics and antioxidants upon the immune system, assessing inflammatory status and immunosenescence.

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Chair

Dr Jenna Macciochi
Immunologist, Senior Lecturer, University of Sussex

@dr_jenna_macciochi

Leading immunologist and author, Dr. Jenna Macciochi, PhD, is on a mission to unravel the science around the immune system, helping people to decode exactly what it takes to be well in the modern-day. With over 20 years’ experience in researching the impact of diet and lifestyle on the immune system, her curiosity about the human body has deepened the understanding of how we eat and live, and its effect on health and wellbeing.

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Moderator

Tanya Haffner
CEO, Registered Dietitian, MyNutriWeb

@mynutriweb

CPD CERTIFICATE & LEARNING MATERIALS

This webinar is approved for CPD by the AfN

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

This webinar has been kindly supported by the consumer nutrition team at Danone

About Danone

Danone is a leading food and drink company with a health focussed portfolio in essential Dairy & Plant-based products, Waters and Specialised Nutrition. With their ‘One Planet. One health’ vision, Danone are committed to bringing health through food to as many people as possible . Their strong portfolio of brands in the UK include Activia, Actimel , Evian and Alpro.

Actimel has recently created its very own immunity hub which hosts a number of different educational articles on how lifestyle factors can affect the immune system. You’ll also be able to read more about Actimel’s recent partnership with Dr Jenna Macciochi on the 2022 Actimel Immunity Report, which investigated the nation’s attitudes to immunity and how small changes can have a positive impact on your immune system. Click here to find out more. Actimel| Introducing the Actimel Immunity Report 2022

 

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