Session 1: Effectiveness of workplace wellness programmes – systematic reviews and meta-analyses
Dr Sue Reeves, Head of Undergraduate Studies and Student Experience, Department of Life Sciences, University of Roehampton. Chaired by Dr Caroline Elizabeth Childs BSc (Hons) PhD RNutr.

The session discusses the paper: Effectiveness of workplace wellness programmes for dietary habits, overweight and cardio metabolic health – systematic reviews and meta-analyses

This paper considers the effectiveness of workplace wellness programmes on dietary habits, weight and cardiometabolic health, but also presents an opportunity to consider what the terms ‘systematic review’ and’ meta-analysis’ mean

Virtually all scientific papers can be accessed online via sci-hub (including this one).

Session 1 Details and Slides

CONTENT AND LEARNING OBJECTIVES:
Clear understanding of:
• Systematic reviews
• Meta-analyses

Be aware of:
• Variations in study design
• Potential sources of bias in the reporting of research studies|
• Recent changes to the working environment

Be able to:
• Read and critique a scientific paper
• Consider the context of the research conducted


Slides from the session are available to download and keep for your records.

About Expert Reviewer Dr Sue Reeves

Dr Sue Reeves is the Head of Undergraduate Provision and Student Experience in the Department of Life Sciences at the University of Roehampton. She is a Senior Fellow of the HEA, a Registered Nutritionist and Fellow of the AfN, where she is also a CPD assessor and Regional Rep.

Dr Neil Williams Senior Lecturer in Exercise Physiology and Nutrition within the Department of Sport Science at Nottingham Trent University

Session 2: Can probiotics reduce gastrointestinal complaints in athletes?
Dr Neil Williams, Senior Lecturer in Exercise Physiology and Nutrition, School of Science and Technology, Department of Sport Science, Nottingham Trent University.

The session discusses the paper: Pugh, J.N., Sparks, A.S., Doran, D.A. et al. Four weeks of probiotic supplementation reduces GI symptoms during a marathon race. Eur J Appl Physiol 119, 1491–1501 (2019). https://doi.org/10.1007/s00421-019-04136-3

This paper considers the effectiveness of workplace wellness programmes on dietary habits, weight and cardiometabolic health, but also presents an opportunity to consider what the terms ‘systematic review’ and’ meta-analysis’ mean

Virtually all scientific papers can be accessed online via sci-hub (including this one).

Session 2 Details

CONTENT AND LEARNING OBJECTIVES:
Clear understanding of:
• Prevalence of gastrointestinal symptoms in athletes
• How exercise can influence gut permeability and damage
• The use of probiotic supplements in athletes

Be aware of:
• Methodological considerations for human nutrition intervention trials
• Different strains of probiotics in supplements
• Considerations for research trials in athletes 

Be able to:
• Interpret data from a human intervention trial
• Understand if the data can apply to real-world settings and athletes
• Critically analyse research in order to apply it in performance nutrition

About Expert Reviewer Dr Sue Reeves

Dr Neil Williams is Senior Lecturer in Exercise Physiology and Nutrition at Nottingham Trent University. His research is primarily focused on nutrition interventions to improve athlete health and exercise performance, with projects investigating the gut microbiota as a novel therapeutic target through dietary pre- and probiotics.

Season 2 schedule

All sessions are on Tuesdays, 8–9pm

• 12 October: Effectiveness of workplace wellness programmes – systematic reviews and meta-analyses Dr Sue Reeves
• 16 November: Athlete Nutrition Dr Neil Williams
• 14 December: Decolonising Obesity Dr Fatima Perez de Heredia Benedicte
• 11 January: Diabetes No Mare: A Dream Coming True Professor Mike Lean
• 8 February: TBC Dr Sue Reeves
• 15 March: Health before Pregnancy to Improve Outcome of Pregnancy Dr Angela Flynn

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.

CPD CERTIFICATE & LEARNING MATERIALS

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