Vitamin D has important relevance for animal and human nutrition and health, and it is now emerging as an important regulator of the immune response. Changes in human behaviour as well as in farming practices have important implications for vitamin D intake, and insufficiency of this important micronutrient is common in Irish adults. To ensure clarity around the evidence base in relation to vitamin D, it is important that engagement between all involved parties (academics, industry and clinicians) is facilitated to enhance communication and shape appropriate policy and intervention strategies. On the 22nd October 2021, the Institute hosted a workshop to explore these issues from an all Island One Health perspective.
You can catch up on the presentations from our speakers below:
Food processing is an essential part of today's food chain but it is often considered negatively. What is food processing, why do we need it and what are the benefits to consumers? In March 2021, the Institute held a workshop on the topic of Food Processing: Its Role in a Sustainable Healthy Diet. Bringing together leading authorities from the fields of food science and technology, nutrition and public health along with food regulation and consumer experts, discussions at the workshop revolved around the future of food processing and how it can be central to a sustainable healthy diet.
You can catch up on some of the presentations from our keynote speakers below: