Is eating fat bad for you?

Duration: 1:30:18 | 16 May 2016
Prof Jack Winkler and Dr Rob Winwood

Tuesday 17 May 2016, SCI’s Public Evening Lecture addressed the question: ‘is Eating Fat Bad for You?’

The lecture was delivered by Prof Jack Winkler, Nutrition Policy Unit and Emeritus Professor London Metropolitan University and Dr Rob Winwood, Chair of the GOEDomega-3 science committee and science communications manager at DSM Nutritional Products. The presentation explored the popular opinion of dietary consumption of fats, exciting developments in the world of Omega 3 and Omega 6 fatty acids and looked to the future on how consumers can select the ‘right’ balance of fatty acids for good health.

About the Speakers
Prof Jack Winkler is a specialist researcher, policy analyst, writer, lecturer and consumer advocate on food nutrition and health. Director of Nutrition Policy Unit, an independent consultancy to improve public health through dietary change, working primarily with public interest organisations. He is a founder, officer and/or member of most UK food advocacy groups, including Action on Sugars, Sustain, Consensus Action on Salt and Health, London Food Commission, National Food Alliance, Coronary Prevention Group, Joint Health Claims Initiative, Action and Information on Sugars. Prof Winkler trained as sociologist at the London School of Economics and Stanford University and academic posts include University of Kent, Imperial College London, Cranfield University, and King’s Fund Institute, working on a wide variety of economic and social policy issues. He is the author of numerous articles, research reports, consultation documents, and briefing papers, on nutrition policy.

Dr Rob Winwood, CSci FIFST, is the scientific communications manager at DSM Nutritional Products where he curates the website. He is currently Chair of the scientific committee of the global trade organisation GOEDomega-3. He is a specialist in lipid nutrition and serves on the lipids committee of the SCI (Society of Chemistry for Industry). He has held a series of senior technical and business development positions in various global food ingredient companies including Martek Biosciences, Archer Daniels Midland (ADM), Kelco International and Tunnel Avebe Starches.

Rob has authored numerous scientific publications and has been an invited speaker at many conferences around the globe. During the last year, he has also made appearances on UK national radio and television.

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