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Nutrition podcasts


Hello, and welcome to the safefood podcasts.

The safefood podcasts bring you insights and advice from leading experts on nutrition and food safety. Through our podcast series, we’ll be looking at issues that affect healthy eating & nutrition on the island of Ireland.

You can listen to the podcasts here or on Spotify, iTunes Podcasts or Google Podcasts or wherever you get your podcasts.

If you’re interested in participating, would like to make a comment or suggest topics please email us at info@safefood.eu.


What is weight stigma?

In this episode we talk to Dr Grace O’Malley, who leads the obesity research and care group in the University of Medicine and Health Sciences; patient advocate Susie Birney from European Coalition for People Living with Obesity; and media trainer and former BBC journalist Sarah Travers. During the episode Sarah refers Fat is a Feminist Issue by Susie Orbach and Susie refers to the video Ytisebo and obesity – what’s the difference?

 

 

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Let's talk about food poverty

In this episode we talk to Kitty Holland, social affairs correspondent for The Irish Times, and Dr Megan Blake, senior lecturer at University of Sheffield, about food poverty.

In this episode, Megan refers to the Twitter profiles Milly - @Milly_caspaces, Jack Monroe - @Bootstrapcook and Ewan Gurr - @EwanGurr. Kitty refers to the Ken Loach film, I, David Blake.

 

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Social prescribing

This is the safefood Nutrition podcast series presented by Dr Aileen McGloin, safefood’s Director of Marketing and Communications, which shares research and knowledge on key issues like obesity, food poverty, social prescribing and community food initiatives on the island of Ireland. In this episode, we chat to Margaret O'Neill from the Health Service Executive (HSE) and Tony Doherty of Social Prescribing Network Ireland, about the role of social prescribing in changing the current healthcare practices. Read the transcript

 

 


Food poverty and children's rights

This is the safefood Nutrition podcast series presented by Dr Aileen McGloin, safefood’s Director of Marketing and Communications, which shares research and knowledge on key issues like obesity, food poverty, social prescribing and community food initiatives on the island of Ireland. In this episode, we talk to Joana da Silva, expert in Human Health and Nutrition at safefood and UK based Food Poverty expert, Lindsay Graham about food poverty and community food initiatives on the island of Ireland and food insecurities in the UK. 

 

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Federation of European Nutrition Societies Symposium

Nutrition: What Advice Does the Public Believe? | FENS Symposium

This is a special edition of the Nutrition podcast series where we bring you a recording of a symposium on hosted by safefood at the 2019 Federation of European Nutrition Societies conference in Dublin.

The symposium asked “What Advice Does the Public Believe? – and the challenges for researchers, policy makers and practitioners”. The symposium is introduced by Martin Higgins, Chairman of the Food Safety Authority of Ireland.

Speakers are Cancer Advocate Eileen O’Sullivan; Dr Robert O’Connor from The Irish Cancer Society; RTÉ journalist Philip Boucher Hayes; and Dr Gabriel Scally, epidemiologist, honorary Professor at University of Bristol and author of the Cervical Screening Report.

 


Nutrition: Journalism and the proliferation of nutribabble | FENS Symposium

This podcast is taken from a recording symposium on hosted by safefood at the 2019 Federation of European Nutrition Societies conference. Here RTÉ journalist Philip Boucher Hayes talks about the proliferation of ‘Nutribabble’ in the media and how real experts need to go on air to counteract the misinformation that is fed into the media circuit. Read the transcript

 


Nutrition: The nutrition maelstrom for cancer patients | FENS Symposium

This podcast is taken from a recording symposium on hosted by safefood at the 2019 Federation of European Nutrition Societies conference. Here cancer advocate Eileen O’Sullivan talks about the ‘Nutrition Maelstrom’ for cancer patients and the challenges of navigating through often conflicting advice while being treated for cancer. Read the transcript

 

 


Nutrition: Full disclosure on food and nutrition | FENS Symposium

This podcast is taken from a recording symposium on hosted by safefood at the 2019 Federation of European Nutrition Societies conference. Here Dr Gabriel Scally, epidemiologist, honorary Professor at University of Bristol and author of the Cervical Screening Report talks about the need for open access to research papers and the need for professionals to be willing to share their research and learning with the wider public. Read the transcript

 

Nutrition: What’s driving the nutritional problem in cancer? | FENS Symposium

This podcast is taken from a recording symposium on hosted by safefood at the 2019 Federation of European Nutrition Societies conference. Here Dr Robert O’Connor from The Irish Cancer Society talks about diet shaming for cancer patients and the danger of misinformation on nutrition that is spun to people with cancer. Read the transcript

 

 

 


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