Reducing saturated fatty acids in the food chain through alteration of milk fat composition

Lead Research Organisation: University of Reading
Department Name: Sch of Agriculture Policy and Dev

Abstract

The UK considerably exceeds its target for saturated fats in the diet, and milk and milk products are the single largest source contributing about 30-40% of the total with cheese and butter contributing most. There is however evidence that there are likely to be benefits in terms of reduced vascular disease and some cancers from increased milk consumption although the evidence for cheese, butter and cream is lacking. Thus simply reducing consumption of milk to reduce saturated fat consumption is likely to be counterproductive. Studies with humans where blood cholesterol has been measured suggest that replacing a proportion of the saturated fat in milk/milk products with mono or polyunsaturated fats does improve their health value. Also there is now good evidence that changing the diet of the dairy cows can lead to milk being produced with reduced saturates and increased monounsaturates although a consequence is often a small increase in trans fats. These trans fats are different to those produced by industrial processes and are not likely to be as harmful to health. Such changes to the diet of the dairy cow may also have another postive effect as they are likely to reduce the amount of methane (a potent greenhouse gas) produced by the cow thus reducing the carbon footprint of the milk. This project will examine the potential of approaches to reduce saturated fats in milk in on-farm production, in research aimed at reducing saturates further whilst minimising trans fat and methane production and will also study the health benefits of such foods in humans using new methods of assessing risk of cardiovascular disease. The project will be organised into four workpackages (WP): WP1 will study the changes in the various types of fat in milk when cows on a selection of commercial dairy farms are fed oilseeds in their diets scientifically proven to reduce saturates. Most work to date has been only in research centres and it is important to understand what happens in a commercial situation with many different factors (e.g. cow breed, background diet etc) WP2 will examine new approaches to the production of milk with reduced saturated fat and whilst minimising the amount of trans fat in the milk and methane produced by the cow. Trans fats are produced by bacteria in the digestive tract of the cow by changing the make up of fats in the cow's diet. Methods to 'protect' these fats from bacterial action will be studied. Bacteria in the digestive tract are also responsible for the methane produced. WP3 will undertake a detailed human study to assess the effect of including in the diet dairy products with reduced saturated fats and increased with mono or polyunsaturated fats. New, more valuable methods of assessing any change in the risk of cardiovascular disease will be included as these are thought to be more predictive than the more traditional approaches relying in blood cholesterol. WP4 will compile all the results and findings and will prepare a structured plan to disseminate the findings. The overall aim is to reduce the amount of saturated fat in the UK food chain. There is potential to reduce this by some 90,000 tonnes/year if the work led to widespread application. Also of note is the fact that the changes to the diet of the cow proposed are likely to have significant environmental benefits, mainly through a reduction in the amount of methane produced by the cow.

Technical Summary

UK exceeds its dietary target for saturated fatty acids (SFA) and milk/milk products are the single largest source i.e. about 30-40% of total SFA. Recent data show that there are likely to be benefits in terms of reduced vascular disease increased milk consumption although the evidence for cheese, butter and cream is lacking. Simply reducing consumption of milk to reduce intake of SFA may be counterproductive. Using simple markers like as plasma cholesterol, there is intervention evidence that replacing a proportion of the SFA in milk/milk products does improve their health value to humans. Recent studies also show the potential of animal nutrition to enable dairy cows to produce milk with reduced SFA and increased cis-monounsaturated fatty acids (MUFA) although a consequence is often an small increase in trans fatty acids (TFA), mainly trans-11 18:1. The project will be comprised of four workpackages (WP) and will examine: WP1 will study the milk fatty acid response (SFA, MUFA, TFA and polyunsaturated fatty acids - PUFA in particular) when cows on a selection of commercial dairy farms are fed oilseed-based diets scientifically proven to reduce SFA. WP2 will examine new approaches to the production of milk with increased SFA/ MUFA/PUFA changes whilst minimising TFA in milk and methane produced by the cow. WP3 will undertake a detailed human intervention study to assess the effect of including reduced SFA/enhanced MUFA/PUFA dairy products in the diet on markers of cardiovascular disease/metabolic syndrome. There are very few studies investigating the impact of modified dairy products on cardio-metabolic risk and those published have only investigated lipid outcomes. However vascular reactivity and novel biomarker of vascular function (such as endothelial progenitor cell and microparticle number are novel, emerging, important additional CVD risk factors and will be studied. WP4 will integrate all data from the other WPs and prepare a dissemination plan.

Planned Impact

Likely beneficiaries from the research: Commercial sector: The partner companies listed in this application Similar or related companies in animal feed supply, milk production, milk processing Companies involved in, dairy food retailing including the major supermarkets and companies who are users of milk products in other foods (e.g. cheese topping for pizza) Trade associations including National Farmers Union, International Dairy Federation, Global Dairy Platform Policy makers: UK: DEFRA, Food Standards Agency, Dept. of Health and similar bodies in devolved governments Government Advisory Committees (e.g. SACN, ACAF) EU: European Commission, EFSA and related bodies Public sector/charities: Levy bodies in Agriculture & Horticulture Development Board National Health Service Schools Approved providers of nutrition advice (e.g. British Nutrition Foundation) British Heart Foundation Public: Consumers will be able to obtain healthier foods reducing risks of ill health How will they benefit from this research? Impact on the nation's health, wealth or culture: This research is concerned with issues of great national relevance. The dairy industry produces foods with a total retail value of some £8.5 billion /year, sold mainly via retail outlets and habitually consumed by over 90% of the population of all age groups. Cardiovascular disease including stroke is still the largest cause of premature death and costs the UK some £18 billion per year, one of the highest per capita costs in the EU. The Food for Life report proposed that meeting nutritional guidelines would save some £20 billion per year. Impacts and their importance: A key long term impact would be on health and quality of life especially in an ageing population. Milk has a number of potential benefits to older people and an improved product would encourage increased consumption helping the maintenance of muscle mass and bone strength. The research has the potential to stimue increased demand for dairy products in an increasingly health conscious society improving margins for dairy farmers. There may also be more export demand for dairy foods increasing the competitiveness of UK food industry. Timescales for the benefits to be realised: Marketing of improved dairy products would be possible within three to five years of project start with commercial benefits following. Health benefits would probably be seen over a longer period although there may be shorter term benefits from increased milk consumption. Research and professional skills: Staff working on the project will learn new knowledge related to parts of the food chain outside their normal area. It will for e.g. allow scientists a much better understanding of the commercial realities of food production and retailing as well as the social and economic facts relating diet to health. Ensuring benefit is derived This project is already highly engaged with partners in the food chain including companies/organisations concerned with dairy farm and milk policy, dairy cow dietary ingredients, milk buying and processing, laboratory analysis of a high proportion of UK milk and retailing of high value dairy foods. Such active engagement will ensure rapid transfer of outputs into practise and will thus lead to high impact. Outputs from the study will be disseminated via these and related stakeholders as well as by scientific papers, presentations at scientific conferences, and workshops. This is in addition to regular reports to BBSRC/DRINC and to the public via the media and appropriate consumer bodies. The senior scientists are well known internationally and are frequently invited to present papers to major conferences providing excellent opportunities for dissemination. They are also members of Government/related advisory committees to which presentations will be made. It is also planned to invite DEFRA and FSA to be keystakeholder members of the project management group.

Publications

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Elwood, P.C. (2013) The benefits of milk and dairy consumption: addressing misconceptions about dairy and vascular disease. in Bulletin of the International Dairy Federation

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Givens D (2015) Special issue: Lipids and their manipulation in animal-derived foods in European Journal of Lipid Science and Technology

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Givens DI (2012) Milk in the diet: good or bad for vascular disease? in The Proceedings of the Nutrition Society

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Givens DI (2015) Dairy products: good or bad for cardiometabolic disease? in The American journal of clinical nutrition

 
Description The work has established the processes needed to produce milk and diary products with a proportion of the saturated fat replaced by monounsaturated fat. In addition this is likely to be accompanied by a reduced environmental cost of milk production mainly as a result of reduced methane production by the dairy cows
Exploitation Route I has already been taken forward by Marks and Spencer and has been extended in an EIT Food funded project to development of saturated fat reduced milk an dairy foods in Finland. Also the DRINC project gave us evidence to successfully apply for an MRC grant to study in human subjects the effect of these new foods on risk markers for cardiometabolic diseases. The full results of this have not yet been published.
Sectors Agriculture, Food and Drink,Education,Environment,Healthcare,Retail

 
Description The work has contributed to the production, by Marks and Spencer, of a commercial milk with reduce saturated fat. More recently (from January 2018) the findings have been extended in an EIT Food funded project to the development of a reduced saturated fat milk, cheese and butter by Valio, the largest dairy food company in Finland. This has been a joint project involving Valio, University of Helsinki and University of Reading.
First Year Of Impact 2011
Sector Agriculture, Food and Drink,Retail
Impact Types Societal,Economic

 
Description MICA: Reducing cardiovascular disease risk through replacement of saturated fat in milk and dairy products
Amount £783,827 (GBP)
Funding ID MR/K020218/1 
Organisation Medical Research Council (MRC) 
Sector Public
Country United Kingdom
Start 10/2013 
End 05/2017
 
Description Arla Foods 
Organisation Arla Foods
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Private 
PI Contribution We acknowledge their contribution in our research dissemination and keep them up to date with our research progress and outputs at biannual meetings.
Collaborator Contribution Arla have provided us with the commercially available dairy products that are used in our study and the starter cultures for our modified cheese production. They are also carrying out some sensory analysis of the dairy products being used in our human intervention study.
Impact Effect of feeding high-oleic sunflower oil to dairy cows on the milk fatty acid profile - RESET study. Oral presentation at the Nutrition Society Annual Summer Meeting, Glasgow-UK, July 2014.
Start Year 2013
 
Description DRINC 2 
Organisation Arla Foods
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Private 
PI Contribution Application submitted to DRINC 2
Collaborator Contribution Letter of support for DRINC 2 application
Impact Project was not funded
Start Year 2014
 
Description DRINC 2 
Organisation Marks and Spencer
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Private 
PI Contribution Application submitted to DRINC 2
Collaborator Contribution Letter of support for DRINC 2 application
Impact Project was not funded
Start Year 2014
 
Description Saturated Fats and Dairy Products Consortium (DRINC 1) 
Organisation Arla Foods
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Private 
PI Contribution The consortium was set up in response to the FSA campaign regarding consumption of saturated fats. Contributions included hosting a biannual meeting and making recommendations to the industry members.
Collaborator Contribution Contributions included chairing the meetings and articulating an industrial framework in which to discuss the academic recommendations. Contributed intelligence materials etc during the DRINC Project
Impact The consortium led to a successful DRINC application with industry partners providing funding and in kind contributions.
Start Year 2010
 
Description Saturated Fats and Dairy Products Consortium (DRINC 1) 
Organisation BOCM Pauls
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Private 
PI Contribution The consortium was set up in response to the FSA campaign regarding consumption of saturated fats. Contributions included hosting a biannual meeting and making recommendations to the industry members.
Collaborator Contribution Contributions included chairing the meetings and articulating an industrial framework in which to discuss the academic recommendations. Contributed intelligence materials etc during the DRINC Project
Impact The consortium led to a successful DRINC application with industry partners providing funding and in kind contributions.
Start Year 2010
 
Description Saturated Fats and Dairy Products Consortium (DRINC 1) 
Organisation Dairy UK
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Charity/Non Profit 
PI Contribution The consortium was set up in response to the FSA campaign regarding consumption of saturated fats. Contributions included hosting a biannual meeting and making recommendations to the industry members.
Collaborator Contribution Contributions included chairing the meetings and articulating an industrial framework in which to discuss the academic recommendations. Contributed intelligence materials etc during the DRINC Project
Impact The consortium led to a successful DRINC application with industry partners providing funding and in kind contributions.
Start Year 2010
 
Description Saturated Fats and Dairy Products Consortium (DRINC 1) 
Organisation DairyCo
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Charity/Non Profit 
PI Contribution The consortium was set up in response to the FSA campaign regarding consumption of saturated fats. Contributions included hosting a biannual meeting and making recommendations to the industry members.
Collaborator Contribution Contributions included chairing the meetings and articulating an industrial framework in which to discuss the academic recommendations. Contributed intelligence materials etc during the DRINC Project
Impact The consortium led to a successful DRINC application with industry partners providing funding and in kind contributions.
Start Year 2010
 
Description Saturated Fats and Dairy Products Consortium (DRINC 1) 
Organisation FOSS
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Academic/University 
PI Contribution The consortium was set up in response to the FSA campaign regarding consumption of saturated fats. Contributions included hosting a biannual meeting and making recommendations to the industry members.
Collaborator Contribution Contributions included chairing the meetings and articulating an industrial framework in which to discuss the academic recommendations. Contributed intelligence materials etc during the DRINC Project
Impact The consortium led to a successful DRINC application with industry partners providing funding and in kind contributions.
Start Year 2010
 
Description Saturated Fats and Dairy Products Consortium (DRINC 1) 
Organisation First Milk
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Private 
PI Contribution The consortium was set up in response to the FSA campaign regarding consumption of saturated fats. Contributions included hosting a biannual meeting and making recommendations to the industry members.
Collaborator Contribution Contributions included chairing the meetings and articulating an industrial framework in which to discuss the academic recommendations. Contributed intelligence materials etc during the DRINC Project
Impact The consortium led to a successful DRINC application with industry partners providing funding and in kind contributions.
Start Year 2010
 
Description Saturated Fats and Dairy Products Consortium (DRINC 1) 
Organisation Marks and Spencer
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Private 
PI Contribution The consortium was set up in response to the FSA campaign regarding consumption of saturated fats. Contributions included hosting a biannual meeting and making recommendations to the industry members.
Collaborator Contribution Contributions included chairing the meetings and articulating an industrial framework in which to discuss the academic recommendations. Contributed intelligence materials etc during the DRINC Project
Impact The consortium led to a successful DRINC application with industry partners providing funding and in kind contributions.
Start Year 2010
 
Description Saturated Fats and Dairy Products Consortium (DRINC 1) 
Organisation Milk Link
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Private 
PI Contribution The consortium was set up in response to the FSA campaign regarding consumption of saturated fats. Contributions included hosting a biannual meeting and making recommendations to the industry members.
Collaborator Contribution Contributions included chairing the meetings and articulating an industrial framework in which to discuss the academic recommendations. Contributed intelligence materials etc during the DRINC Project
Impact The consortium led to a successful DRINC application with industry partners providing funding and in kind contributions.
Start Year 2010
 
Description Saturated Fats and Dairy Products Consortium (DRINC 1) 
Organisation Mole Valley Farmers
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Private 
PI Contribution The consortium was set up in response to the FSA campaign regarding consumption of saturated fats. Contributions included hosting a biannual meeting and making recommendations to the industry members.
Collaborator Contribution Contributions included chairing the meetings and articulating an industrial framework in which to discuss the academic recommendations. Contributed intelligence materials etc during the DRINC Project
Impact The consortium led to a successful DRINC application with industry partners providing funding and in kind contributions.
Start Year 2010
 
Description Saturated Fats and Dairy Products Consortium (DRINC 1) 
Organisation National Milk Laboratory
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Charity/Non Profit 
PI Contribution The consortium was set up in response to the FSA campaign regarding consumption of saturated fats. Contributions included hosting a biannual meeting and making recommendations to the industry members.
Collaborator Contribution Contributions included chairing the meetings and articulating an industrial framework in which to discuss the academic recommendations. Contributed intelligence materials etc during the DRINC Project
Impact The consortium led to a successful DRINC application with industry partners providing funding and in kind contributions.
Start Year 2010
 
Description Saturated Fats and Dairy Products Consortium (DRINC 1) 
Organisation National Milk Records
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Private 
PI Contribution The consortium was set up in response to the FSA campaign regarding consumption of saturated fats. Contributions included hosting a biannual meeting and making recommendations to the industry members.
Collaborator Contribution Contributions included chairing the meetings and articulating an industrial framework in which to discuss the academic recommendations. Contributed intelligence materials etc during the DRINC Project
Impact The consortium led to a successful DRINC application with industry partners providing funding and in kind contributions.
Start Year 2010
 
Description Saturated Fats and Dairy Products Consortium (DRINC 1) 
Organisation Volac International Ltd
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Academic/University 
PI Contribution The consortium was set up in response to the FSA campaign regarding consumption of saturated fats. Contributions included hosting a biannual meeting and making recommendations to the industry members.
Collaborator Contribution Contributions included chairing the meetings and articulating an industrial framework in which to discuss the academic recommendations. Contributed intelligence materials etc during the DRINC Project
Impact The consortium led to a successful DRINC application with industry partners providing funding and in kind contributions.
Start Year 2010
 
Description ' Dairy foods for key life stages': Modern Dairy Science and Technology, University of Reading, UK 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Industry/Business
Results and Impact A training course for dairy technologists and it will be repeated in April 2016
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2015
 
Description 'Consumer acceptance of saturated fat-reduced dairy products: a novel approach for reducing intake of saturated fat at a population level.': Nutrition Society Annual Conference, Nottingham, UK 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact Over 100 individuals (from industry and academia) attended this forum; it provided a common meeting place for scientists and companies to exchange knowledge.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2015
 
Description 'Dairy foods, dietary partners for life?' : University of Milan ASPA Conference, Milan, Italy 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Scientists, health professionals from around the EU
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2015
 
Description 'Dairy foods, dietary partners for life?': Dairy UK Seminar and dinner, London, UK 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Industry/Business
Results and Impact Levy bodies, industry, dairy farmers.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2015
 
Description 'Effect of dairy food matrix on absorbability of fat': SFA Expert Meeting: Leiden, The Netherlands 
Form Of Engagement Activity A formal working group, expert panel or dialogue
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Other audiences
Results and Impact World experts of dietary fat and health attended this event. A policy related paper is in preparation.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2015
 
Description 'Impact of a high-oleic sunflower oil bovine feeding regimen on the fatty acid profile of milk and dairy products:' European Food Safety Authority (EFSA) conference: Shaping the Future of Food Safety, Together, Milan-Italy 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Other audiences
Results and Impact This provided a forum to increase awareness about findings of the RESET study (workpackage 1)
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2015
 
Description 'Impact of dairy fat on cardiometabolic risk': Saturated Fat, Dairy and Cardiovascular Disease: A Fresh Look at the Evidence-Regional conferences on Saturated Fat, Cardiff, Glasgow, London 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Regional
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Health professionals, dairy industry and farmers
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2015
URL http://www.milk.co.uk/page.aspx?intpageid=484
 
Description 'Milk and dairy: Dietary partners for life?': NML -Sustainability of UK dairy supply chains, Somerset, UK 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Industry/Business
Results and Impact Dairy and related supply industries
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2015
 
Description 'Milk and dairy: Dietary partners for life?': University of Reading Agriculture and Food Investigation Team national event, Reading, UK 
Form Of Engagement Activity A formal working group, expert panel or dialogue
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Industry/Business
Results and Impact Agriculture and food economists from around the UK who are involved in farm management data analysis for DEFRA, DEFRA staff
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2016
 
Description 'New perspectives on dairy intake and cardiovascular risk': Plenary Lecture. 'Clearing up the Science Fiction on Dietary Fats,' London, UK 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Media (as a channel to the public)
Results and Impact Influence clinical practice
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2016
 
Description 'Role of dairy foods as suppliers of key nutrients during childhood, pregnancy and later life': BAFSAM conference, Solihull, UK 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Industry/Business
Results and Impact Industries from around the EU concerned with trace elements and vitamins. This talk highlighted the importance of incorporating diary into the diet and raised awareness to the RESET project
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2015
 
Description 'Science Fats or Science Fiction': Public Lecture, London, UK 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact Inform public
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2016
 
Description 11th DRINC Dissemination Event 2014 
Form Of Engagement Activity A formal working group, expert panel or dialogue
Part Of Official Scheme? Yes
Type Of Presentation keynote/invited speaker
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact talk sparked questions and discussion afterwards

to be added
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2014
 
Description Animal feed seminar at Campden BRI 2014 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? Yes
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Talk sparked questions and discussion afterwards

To be added
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2014
URL http://www.campdenbri.co.uk/pr/nov07.pdf
 
Description Animal-derived foods for improving diets across the life stages: Do they have a future?: International Conference: Steps To Sustainable Livestock, University of Bristol, UK 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Other audiences
Results and Impact Scientists and policy makers from across the world, UN FAO, Health Professionals. A further grant application in collaboration with University of Bristol and Rothamsted (North Wyke) resulted.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2016
 
Description BAFSAM conference, Solihull, 2015 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Industry/Business
Results and Impact Role of dairy foods as suppliers of key nutrients during childhood, pregnancy and later life. Participants: Industries from around the EU concerned with trace elements and vitamins
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2015
 
Description Café Scientifique, Salisbury, 2014 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Local
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact talk sparked questions and discussion afterwards

to be added
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2014
 
Description Dairy Foods for the Key Life Stages 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact My presentation was one in an event organised by the GB Dairy Council called 'Weighing up the facts: Does dairy deliver?' which considered: Diet and health advice can often appear contradictory and confusing, particularly when it comes to dairy. Dairy products are important sources of nutrients like calcium, protein, B vitamins and iodine, all essential to the diets of adults, teens and children alike. Yet public health and sustainability messages often target dairy as a food to be restricted or cut from the diet, ignoring the nutrient densities of these products or the place they have in delivering a sustainable food system.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2019
 
Description Dairy UK Seminar 'How Good? How Green? Does Dairy Deliver?', London, 2015 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Industry/Business
Results and Impact Dairy UK Seminar 'How Good? How Green? Does Dairy Deliver?' Talk title: Dairy foods, dietary partners for life? Participants: Levy bodies, industry, dairy farmers
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2015
 
Description Dairy in cardiovascular health and metabolic syndrome: What is the evidence?: Utrecht Group International Workshop, Utrecht, The Netherlands 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Other audiences
Results and Impact Inform policy
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2015
 
Description EHLA UK Expert Roundtable, London 2015 
Form Of Engagement Activity A formal working group, expert panel or dialogue
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact The International Chair on Cardiometabolic Risk (ICCR) and European Healthy Lifestyle Alliance UK (EHLA UK) roundtable and networking meeting examining the role of national and local health policy in encouraging healthy lifestyles and tackling obesity. High-level discussion fostering debate and encouraging action in the shared fight against obesity. Sharing and reviewing examples of best practice from around the country as well as consider the challenges, opportunities and key audiences for local and national bodies. This discussion looked at what further support is needed both on a regional and national level and form the basis of a call to action around this.
Participants: University academics from Canada, London Transport, GP, NHS etc.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2015
 
Description Farming Futures Conference 2014 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? Yes
Type Of Presentation keynote/invited speaker
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Talk sparked questions and discussion afterwards. Farming Futures Conference 2014: The role of agricultural technologies in delivering food supply-chain resilience Talk Title: 'Future food: The importance of nutritional and health-promoting properties'. Farming Futures is a joint initiative between IBERS at the University of Aberystwyth, NIAB, Harper Adams University, East Malling Research, Agri-Food and Biosciences Institute (AFBI) and SRUC.

To be added
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2014
URL http://www.farmingfutures.org.uk/presentation/farming-futures-conference-2223-january-2014
 
Description Feedback and dissemination to dairy farmers, 2012 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Regional
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact A number of dairy farms were recruited for the on farm phase to test how saturated fatty acids in milk could be reduced in a commercial situation. A series of meetings were held with the farms and partner companies to feedback the key results of the work and to obtain the participants' reaction to the work Summary reports were given to participants

no actual impacts realised to date
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2012
 
Description Healthy Cows, Healthy Humans, Healthy Planet One Day Conference 2014 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? Yes
Type Of Presentation keynote/invited speaker
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact talk sparked questions and discussion afterwards
Talk Title: 'Dairy products in the UK diet: Integrating nutrition, health, environmental and financial impacts NMR and The University of Reading held a one day symposium on 16 April at The University of Reading. The symposium looked at the impact of different types of fats and related issues right through the dairy supply chain from production to consumption and the environment. The symposium was organised by partners in the Technology Strategy Board funded project, the Diet and Health Research Industry Club (DRINC) project, the RESET study funded by the Medical Research Council (MRC) and other related projects at the University of Reading.

To be added
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2014
 
Description International Conference: Steps To Sustainable Livestock, Bristol, 2016 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Policymakers/politicians
Results and Impact International Conference: Steps To Sustainable Livestock. Title of talk: Animal-derived foods for improving diets across the life stages: Do they have a future? Participants: Scientists and policy makers from across the world, UN FAO, Health Professionals. A further grant application in collaboration with University of Bristol and Rothamsted (North Wyke) resulted.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2016
 
Description Invited expert in a round table discussion on the role of dairy products and type 2 diabetes risk: where does the evidence stand in 2017? 
Form Of Engagement Activity A formal working group, expert panel or dialogue
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact In November 2017 Professor Ian Givens took part as an invited expert in a round table discussion on the role of dairy products and type 2 diabetes risk: where does the evidence stand in 2017? This took place in Wageningen and was sponsored by Friesland Campina and the Dutch Dairy Association and involved experts from as far away as Canada. It will lead to a high profile paper.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2017
 
Description Milk and Dairy Products in Health and Disease, 2011 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? Yes
Geographic Reach Regional
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact One day symposium aimed at disseminating early findings and reviewing topics to be studies in Drinc project and by BBSRC studentship Programme

Welcome

Dairy products and BMI control

Milk proteins and maintenance of muscle mass in the elderly

Milk proteins and muscle function in sport

Saturated fatty acids in the diet: should they be reduced?

Evidence from prospective studies

Milk proteins, blood pressure and vascular function

Reducing saturated fatty acids in dairy products: the consequences for milk fat composition and the environment Butter: is it the dietary villain?
Handout

Book of Abstracts

Powerpoint Presentations

no actual impacts realised to date
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2011
 
Description Milk, nutritious by nature Symposia, Dublin, Belfast, Paris 2014 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? Yes
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Talk sparked questions and discussion afterwards

To be added
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2014
URL http://www.milknutritiousbynature.eu/fileadmin/apps/milk_default_v3/dossiers/2014_English.pdf
 
Description Modern Dairy Science and Technology, Reading, 2015 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Regional
Primary Audience Other audiences
Results and Impact Modern Dairy Science and Technology. Title of Talk: A training course for dairy technologists mainly. Participants: A training course for dairy technologists mainly. Will be repeated in April 2016
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2015
 
Description NML -'Sustainability of UK dairy supply chains', Yeo Valley HQ, 2015 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Regional
Primary Audience Industry/Business
Results and Impact NML -'Sustainability of UK dairy supply chains'. Title of talk: Milk and dairy: Dietary partners for life? Participants: Dairy and related supply industries
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2015
 
Description Nordic Lipid Forum Dairy Lipids Event 2014 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? Yes
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact talk sparked questions and discussion afterwards. Led to invitation to ISSFAL.

To be added
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2014
URL http://www.lipidforum.info
 
Description Nutrition Society Annual Conference, Nottingham, 2015 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Nutrition Society Annual Conference. The future of animal products in the human diet: health and environmental concerns. Talk Title: Role of milk proteins in blood pressure regulation (presented by PhD student Agi Fekete in the post-graduate award section). Participants: Nutrition scientists mainly. A paper has now been submitted based on this presentation.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2015
 
Description Presentation at College of Medicine's annual training event 2017 for members on the theme 'Food: The Future Medicine' 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Professor Ian Givens contributed to the College of Medicine's annual training event 2017 for members on the theme 'Food: The Future Medicine'. This event was fairly GP based but with other specialities. RESET was featured.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2017
 
Description Presentation at WIAS Science Day 2017. (Professor Ian Givens) 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Local
Primary Audience Postgraduate students
Results and Impact In February 2017 Professor Ian Givens was an invited as a keynote speaker at the WIAS Science Day 2017. This event is an annual, one-day symposium organised by PhD students in Wageningen University. This event focused on sustainable food production
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2017
 
Description Presentation at a roadshow giving lectures on milk, dairy products and health 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact In November/December 2017 Professor Ian Givens took part in a roadshow giving lectures on milk, dairy products and health in The Hague, Brussels, Copenhagen, Belfast and Dublin. This was sponsored by the European Milk Forum and focused on the nutrition/functional effects of the food matrix in dairy products. RESET was featured
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2017
 
Description Presentation for 50th Anniversary meeting of the UK Society of Feed Technologists. I spoke on 'Healthy Milk - nutritional strategies' 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact In June 2017 Professor Ina Givens was an invited speaker at the 50th Anniversary meeting of the UK Society of Feed Technologists. I spoke on 'Healthy Milk - nutritional strategies' RESET was featured
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2017
 
Description Presentations at the British Nutrition Foundation's 50th Anniversary Conference in October 2017: Who is shaping the food choices of the future? 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Professor Ina Givens gave an the invited presentations at the British Nutrition Foundation's 50th Anniversary Conference in October 2017: Who is shaping the food choices of the future? This held in St Thomas' Hospital in the presence of the Princess Royal who met all speakers and BNF personnel individually at lunchtime. RESET was featured
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2017
 
Description Presentations in Cardiff, Birmingham and London as an invited speaker to symposiums organised by the Dairy Council 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact In June 2017 Professor Ian Givens undertook presentations in Cardiff, Birmingham and London as an invited speaker to symposiums organised by the Dairy Council. RESET was featured.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2017
 
Description Presentations to farmers potentially to be recruited to study, 2011 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? Yes
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact This was to describe the background to the project, it's objectives and their possible role Presentations and handouts

no actual impacts realised to date
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2011
 
Description Protein nutrition and novel protein ingredients in the 21st century - tackling the 'protein problem'< Manchester, 2015 
Form Of Engagement Activity A formal working group, expert panel or dialogue
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Other audiences
Results and Impact Animal-derived foods and their impact on human health. Participants: Academics from UK universities and researchers from India. This was funded by the Royal Society and a policy focussed report has been sent to the Royal Society and government agencies in India
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2015
 
Description Regional conferences on Saturated Fat, Cardiff, 2015 
Form Of Engagement Activity A formal working group, expert panel or dialogue
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Impact of dairy fat on cardiometabolic risk. Participants: Health professionals, dairy industry and farmers
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2015
 
Description Regional conferences on Saturated Fat, London, 2015 
Form Of Engagement Activity A formal working group, expert panel or dialogue
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Impact of dairy fat on cardiometabolic risk. Participants: Industry, health professionals. Led to press coverage.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2015
 
Description Royal Society Summer Exhibition Event, London, 2015 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Schools
Results and Impact Royal Society Summer Exhibition Event. Part of a week-long public exhibition in the Royal Society summer series. In conjunction with University of Bristol and Rothamsted Research. It was focused on beef but issues around dietary fats had read-across from the DRINC study. Participants: Schools, public, interested scientists. This led to a joint submission for research funding under the BBSRC Resilience in the Food Chain scheme.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2015
 
Description SAFA Expert Meeting, Netherlands, 2015 
Form Of Engagement Activity A formal working group, expert panel or dialogue
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Other audiences
Results and Impact SAFA Expert Meeting. Title of Talk: Effect of dairy food matrix on absorbability of fat. Participants: World experts of dietary fat and health.
A policy related paper is in preparation.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2015
 
Description Saturated Fat Expert Panel 1st meeting, London, 2014 
Form Of Engagement Activity A formal working group, expert panel or dialogue
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Other audiences
Results and Impact This was a discussion forum focusing saturated fats and health but with a dairy focus. Participants: Dairy Council staff and academics from Cambridge and Kings College London
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2014
 
Description Saturated Fat In The Dairy Supply Chain: Addressing the Challenge, 2010 
Form Of Engagement Activity A formal working group, expert panel or dialogue
Part Of Official Scheme? Yes
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact This was a one day symposium held at the University of Reading essentially to launch the DRINC project. Programme

Replacing dietary saturates

The retailer perspective

Experience in France:The Bleu Blanc Couer model

Measuring fatty acid profiles in raw milk: what the data shows

Dietary approaches to changing fatty acid profiles: the latest research

Experience in ration adjustment on farm: current observations/coffee

Secondary benefits of dietary adjustment on farm: including impact on methane emissions

Saturated fats and genetics:What might be achieved through genetic evaluation
Handout and programme for the event and Powerpoint presentations

no actual impacts realised to date
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2010
 
Description Scientific Council of Bio-competence Centre for Healthy Dairy Products, Estonia, 2016 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Other audiences
Results and Impact Scientific Council of Bio-competence Centre for Healthy Dairy Products. Title of talk Update on the progress of the RESET study. Participants: Administrators and scientists in the Centre
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2016
 
Description Scientific Council of Bio-competence Centre for Healthy Dairy Products, Tartu, Estonia 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Other audiences
Results and Impact This talk will take place on 30 March 2016 and will involve updating the Council on progress with RESET
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2016
 
Description Seminar: Université Catholique de Louvain, Belgium 2013 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Other academic audiences (collaborators, peers etc.)
Results and Impact talk sparked questions and discussion afterwards

( Talk Title: 'Milk and Dairy Products: Dietary Partners for Life?' )
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2013
 
Description Society of Dairy Technology Conference (Nutrition section), on 'The role of milk and dairy products in human health'. 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact In April 2017 Professor Ian Givens gave an invited lecture to the Society of Dairy Technology Conference (Nutrition section), on 'The role of milk and dairy products in human health'. This event was hosted by University College, Cork. RESET was featured
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2017
 
Description The 11th Biennial ISSFAL Congress 2014 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? Yes
Type Of Presentation keynote/invited speaker
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact talk sparked questions and discussion afterwards
Talk Title: 'Manipulation of lipids in animal-derived foods: can it contribute to public health nutrition?' ISSFAL: An International Scientific Society established in 1991, of more than 500 members from more than 40 countries. ISSFAL members are scientists, medical professionals, educators, administrators, communicators and others with an interest in the health effects of dietary fats, oils and lipids.
Impact: Invitation to be editor of Special edition of European Journal of Lipid Science and Technology

To be added
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2014
URL http://www.issfal.org/conferences/2014-stockholm
 
Description The British Cattle Breeders Conference 2014 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? Yes
Type Of Presentation keynote/invited speaker
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Talk sparked questions and discussion afterwards. Talk Title: Milk and dairy products: dietary partners for life? The British Cattle Breeders Club provides a forum for exchange between scientists and breeders of beef and dairy cattle. At the annual British Cattle Conference papers are presented by leading scientists, breeders, industry specialists and veterinarians.


To be added
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2014
 
Description The Dairy Council Conference 2014 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? Yes
Type Of Presentation keynote/invited speaker
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Talk sparked questions and discussion afterwards
The Dairy Council: Dairy Makes a Difference to Diet and Sustainability Talk Title: Overview of University of Reading research on dairy foods and health Welcome & Introduction: Global overview of attitudes and initiatives Dr Judith Bryans - Dairy UK Session 1: Dairy sustainability - what the data tell us - chaired by Dr Anne Mullen · Dealing with trade-offs - Ray Keatinge, DairyCo. · Overview of University of Reading research on dairy foods and health - Professor Ian Givens, The University of Reading · Dairy and cardiovascular disease risk - Professor Julie Lovegrove, The University of Reading · Dietary patterns associated with UK dairy intake - Dr Ditte Hobbs, The University of Reading · Environmental impact - John Elliott, ADAS Session 2: Dairy sustainability - industry response to the challenges - chaired by Dr Anne Mullen · Global Dairy Sustainability Framework - Brian Lindsay, GDAA · UK Farming Sector Initiatives & Dairy Roadmap - Ray Keatinge, DairyCo. · UK Processing Sector Initiatives - Richard Laxton, Arla Foods · Dairy UK Initiatives - Joanna Stewart, Dairy UK · Panel discussion - chaired by Duncan Pullar · Closing Remarks: summation and where next? - Duncan Pullar, DairyCo. Project Overview The FAO defines a sustainable diet as one that has a low environmental impact yet contributes to food and nutrition security and to a healthy life for present and future generations. Sustainable diets should be respectful of biodiversity and ecosystems and be culturally acceptable, accessible, economically fair and affordable, nutritionally adequate, safe and healthy - whilst optimising natural and human resources. Identifying trade-offs in production of nutritious, affordable food and the impact of this on the environment is a key challenge for the dairy industry. In the UK, there are excellent existing methodologies for measuring the impact of dairy farming on the environment, for measuring the financial cost and the nutrition quality of the UK diet. DairyCo, Dairy UK and The Dairy Council commissioned a project with the University of Reading - collaborating with ADAS & RAND Europe to, in Phase 1, critically evaluate existing methodologies for the measure of environmental impact, financial cost and nutrient quality of diets in the UK, and, in Phase 2, to harness these into a model that can simultaneously evaluate all elements of the FAO's definition of sustainable diet. Phase 1 is now complete. Phase 2 will be completed in March 2015. Conference Overview Academics, industry representatives and NGOs gathered in London to hear from a panel of experts who explored the progress and the challenges associated with the production of nutritious and sustainable products. Dr Judith Bryans, Chief Executive of Dairy UK, set the scene by reminding the audience that with current changes in world demographics the need to produce an increasing amount of food sustainably for a growing world population is greater than ever. Ray Keatinge, Head of Research and Development at DairyCo, overviewed the trade-offs in food production and environmental sustainability, presenting the challenges in a realistic and pragmatic manner. A key message of the conference was that a sustainable diet is not just one that has a low environmental impact, but also one that contributes to optimal nutrition and to a healthy lifestyle. Professor Ian Givens and Professor Julie Lovegrove, Professors of Food Chain Nutrition and Human Nutrition respectively at the University of Reading, presented evidence around consumption of dairy and human health. Professor Lovegrove pointed out that, although dairy products make a contribution to the nation's intake of saturated fat, research currently indicates that dairy products appear to decrease the risk of heart disease. Professor Givens commented that dairy products also contain a number of nutrients which have been shown to benefit other areas of health (e.g. bone health and foetal cognitive development).This highlights the importance of developing nutritional recommendations based on entire foods rather than on single nutrients. Dr Ditte Hobbs, Post-Doctoral Research Fellow in the Department of Food and Nutritional Sciences at the University of Reading, presented the project she is currently working on with ADAS and RAND Europe. This project involves modelling the impact of different levels of dairy consumption on affordability, nutritional adequacy and environmental impact of the entire diet. Preliminary results have found that people who consume dairy tend to have generally healthier diets (see News In Brief). The environmental indicators used in the project were explored by John Elliott, Senior Agricultural Economist at ADAS, and include greenhouse gas emissions, water utilisation and biodiversity impacts. Data will follow impacts from cradle to point of purchase and will also account for waste. Ray Keatinge commented that complex interactions are involved and that it is important to bear in mind that different agricultural methods may affect different sustainability factors (e.g. greenhouse gas emissions, energy use, biodiversity and water use). Going forward, DairyCo, Dairy UK and The Dairy Council will continue to invest in research and the implementation of industry-wide strategies to support sustainable dairy production in the UK. Brian Lindsay, Development Director for the Dairy Sustainability Framework, explained the remit of the Framework which sets environmental targets for companies worldwide and develops commitment plans to achieve the preservation of natural resources. Examples of UK farming initiatives were presented by Ray Keatinge, Head of Research and Development at DairyCo, and include the DairyCo carbon foot printing project which uses strategies such as improved energy efficiency, uptake of renewable energy and innovative feeding systems. Mr Keatinge also gave an overview of the Dairy Roadmap, which sets producer and processor targets for several items including sustainable energy and water use. Richard Laxton, Global Sustainability Manager at Arla Foods, described current dairy processing initiatives. These involve reducing the amount of carbon emissions and using water and energy in a sustainable way. He offered examples of ground-breaking innovations, such as DairyCrest Davidstow's biomass steam plant and Muller Wiseman's heat pumps which divert heat previously dispersed through cooling towers towards pasteurisation. Concluding this session, Joanna Stewart, Dairy UK's Environment Manager, gave an overview of Dairy UK initiatives, such as the Environmental Benchmarking Tool which helps member companies monitor and improve their environmental performance as well as the Global Benchmarking Project to compare the UK's performance to that of other countries.

To be added
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2014
URL http://www.milk.co.uk/page.aspx?intpageid=473
 
Description The importance of milk in the diets of infants, pregnant women, adolescents and adults 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact My presentation was an invited one at the 2019 Annual Meeting of the American Dairy Science Association in Cincinnati. It was part of a special session organised by the University of Florida and related to their USAid grant aimed at reducing stunting in children in Africa. My talk covered :The different life stages give rise to important nutritional challenges some of which are related to increasingly aged populations in many Western societies. There is however, increasing evidence that diets during childhood and adolescence can impact on health in later adulthood. For example, undernutrition in childhood can lead to stunted growth which is associated with reduced cognitive ability and increased risk of chronic diseases and co-morbidities in adulthood. Despite recent worldwide improvements, stunting in sub-Saharan Africa remains about 40 % and some countries have an even higher prevalence. Milk is a key food for reducing stunting with milk proteins having a crucial role.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2019
URL https://www.adsa.org/Meetings/2019-Annual-Meeting
 
Description The role of dairy foods in the diet of children and adolescents? 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact My presentation was an invited one at the 2019 Excellence in Pediatrics Congress held in Copenhagen in December 2019. The event was primarily for pediatricians with an input from other related specialists such as in childhood allergy. Broadly my presentation covered: The different life stages give rise to important nutritional challenges some of which are related to increasingly aged populations in many Western societies. There is however, increasing evidence that diets during childhood and adolescence can impact on health in later adulthood.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2019
URL https://d3n8a8pro7vhmx.cloudfront.net/ineip/pages/3076/attachments/original/1576137688/EIP2019_Confe...
 
Description The role of milk and dairy in the diet from childhood to old age 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact My presentation was an invited one at the 22nd Nutrition and Health Congress held in Brussels in November 2019. The large audience was dominated by clinicians and dietitians. My talk covered: Despite an ongoing increase in life expectancy, it is not always accompanied by an increase in healthy lifespan. There is increasing evidence that dietary exposure in early life can substantially impact on chronic disease risk in later life. Milk and dairy foods are nutrient dense foods and important suppliers of a range of key nutrients with some being particularly important at certain life stages.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2019
URL https://10times.com/nutrition-and-health
 
Description University of Milan ASPA Conference, 2015 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Dairy foods, dietary partners for life? Participants: Scientists, health professionals from around the EU.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2015
 
Description University of Reading Agriculture and Food Investigation Team national event, Reading, 2016 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Other audiences
Results and Impact University of Reading Agriculture and Food Investigation Team national event. Title of talk: Milk and dairy: Dietary partners for life? Participants: Agriculture and food economists from around the UK who are involved in farm management data analysis for DEFRA, DEFRA staff.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2016
 
Description Work featured in ITV's Tonight programme Fat: The Healthy Option? 
Form Of Engagement Activity A broadcast e.g. TV/radio/film/podcast (other than news/press)
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact Work featured in ITV's Tonight programme Fat: The Healthy Option? This involved a discussion on types of fat and their relative effects on cardiovascular disease including the effects of the dairy food matrix in certain foods and how these can modify the body's metabolic response to dietary fat, including saturated fat.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2017
 
Description Workshop on Milk, nutritional quality, and cardiometabolic health, Paris, 2015 
Form Of Engagement Activity A formal working group, expert panel or dialogue
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Other audiences
Results and Impact Review of effects of dairy foods on cardiometabolic health. Participants: Members of the International Chair on Cardiometabolic Health plus scientists from various parts of the world.
This has led to the publication of a paper: Canadian Journal of Cardiology doi: 10.1016/j.cjca.2015.12.03
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2014
 
Description a Fellowship Inaugural talk at Loughborough University entitled: Can changing the fat composition of the diet reduce cardiometabolic disease risk? RESET was featured-Dr Oonagh Markey 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Local
Primary Audience Postgraduate students
Results and Impact Included RESET as part of the research experience of Dr Oonagh Markey.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2018