Protein – What, when and why?

With the market for plant-based products and high protein diets booming, protein popularity continues to soar.

Join us on Tuesday 23rd April to discuss all things protein, from 8-9pm (GMT) #NutrPRO 

Q1: What role does protein play in human/animal health and why have high protein diets become so popular?

Q2: At what stages throughout the lifespan are protein requirements higher? How can we help achieve adequate protein intake during these phases?

Q3: What role does protein play in sports and exercise nutrition? Are protein supplements necessary for the general public following recreational exercise?

Q4: In what ways is the timing of protein intake and protein quality important?

Q5: What impact could protein innovation have on daily intakes?

Q6: What are the most interesting research findings relating to protein that you want to share?

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Nutrition in Social Media and the Digital World

Here they are, the questions for our Twitter Chat on Tuesday 19th March 8-9pm (GMT) to discuss ‘Nutrition Communication in Social Media and the Digital World’. We are looking forward to a lively and friendly chat, putting social media to good use for nutrition communication. #NutrSocial

Q1: What are the advantages of using social media for nutrition communication?

Q2: What are the drawbacks and barriers of using social media as a nutrition professional? What prevents others in the field from using social media?

Q3: Maintaining professional integrity on social media is key; share your tips on promoting positive communication and handling negativity.

Q4: What can we learn from recent research in the area of nutrition and social media?

Q5: Consumers can often receive confusing nutrition messages, how can we improve communication through social media/digital means?

Q6: With the rise of online influencers, how can we make our professional evidence-based voices heard?

@AfNutr Chat #NutrSocial 19th March 2019

Social media opens up new opportunities for people to interact with the (virtual) world around them. But in a world where nutrition and diet fads flood our social media newsfeeds, how can we use social media to communicate factual, evidence-based, practical nutrition messages?

Join us on Tuesday 19th March 8-9pm (GMT) to discuss ‘Nutrition Communication in Social Media and the Digital World’

Chat questions coming soon!

@AfNutr Chat – #fibrefeb on 19th February

Our second @AfNutr chat will take place on Tuesday 19th February 2019, 8-9pm (GMT).

The theme of our chat will be all things fibre!

Below are six questions that we will discuss during our @AfNutr chat:

Q1: Recent NDNS findings report that we are still not eating enough fibre. Why is fibre important for human/animal health?

Q2: What’s the role of fibre in maintaining a healthy gut microbiota? Does fibre and the type of fibre we eat increase the diversity of gut microbiota?

Q3: Over recent weeks, fibre has been a popular topic in the media. How can we continue to raise the profile of fibre to help increase population intakes?

Q4: What are the potential barriers for children/adults/older adults in meeting their daily fibre intakes?

Q5: How can food innovation help us reach fibre goals? Share any innovative products have you come across

Q6: Share your tips & meal ideas to help boost fibre intakes towards recommendations.

Simply search #AfNutrChat to follow our discussions and participate in them. We look forward to welcoming you to our @AfNutr chat!

We would love to hear from you about what topics you would like to see covered in future chats. It would be great to reflect the diversity of fields that nutritionists work in and to discuss themes which are particularly relevant to nutrition professionals and their practice. Please do get in touch via AfNutr@gmail.com

@AfNutr Chat – January 2019

Our first @AfNutr chat will take place on Tuesday 22nd January 2019, 8-9pm (GMT).

The theme of our first chat will be What do AfN Registered Nutritionists do?

Below are six questions that we will discuss during our first @AfNutr chat:

Q1: Introduce yourself and the area you work/study in 

Q2: Share some of the things your work/study as a AfN Registered Nutritionist involves 

Q3: What’s the best part of your work/study?

Q4: How do you keep up with CPD?

Q5: Share your suggestions for useful nutrition training/CPD opportunities

Q6: It’s January. Cue the diet fads. Share any new fads you’ve come across this month?

Simply search #AfNutrChat to follow our discussions and participate in them. We look forward to welcoming you to our @AfNutr chat!

We would love to hear from you about what topics you would like to see covered in future chats. It would be great to reflect the diversity of fields that nutritionists work in and to discuss themes which are particularly relevant to nutrition professionals and their practice. Please do get in touch via AfNutr@gmail.com