Nutrition and healthy eating advice served up by Hallam students

Tasting sessions and making nutritious meals on a budget are just some of the items which will be on the menu at Sheffield Hallam University’s 15th annual Nutrition Fair. 

Members of the public are invited to come along to the event on Tuesday 9 Apriland find out more about various aspects of health, diet and lifestyle.

This year, there will be around 70 final year degree students from Sheffield Business School presenting on 25 topics relating to food, nutrition, diet and health.

The students will also be providing visitors with up-to-date nutrition information, tasting opportunities and recipes, as well as the chance to win prizes and there will be a prize for the best stall sponsored by Ulrick & Short.

The Nutrition Fair is organised by Ruth Whiteside, who is a senior lecturer in nutrition at Sheffield Hallam University.

Ruth said: “The Nutrition Fair can help people make sense of the seemingly conflicting advice on diet and health, and help them make sensible decisions about the foods they eat.

“It’s a great opportunity to just try out some different kinds of food in a fun, family-friendly setting. The students greatly enjoy the event and it’s a fantastic opportunity for them to apply their knowledge in a real life environment.”

Last year’s event attracted more than 350 visitors and it is hoped this year’s fair will prove just as popular.

Karen Wright, a student who took part last year, said: “This is great opportunity to engage with the public and learn the most effective ways to communicate with people of all ages and backgrounds, putting theory into practice.

“The skills and knowledge I acquired in preparation for and delivery of the fair are great transferable skills for future employment.”

The Nutrition Fair is free and takes place in Hallam Hall, Level 6, Owen Building, City Campus, Arundel Gate, Sheffield, from 12 noon until 2pm.

For more information visit the website.

Sheffield Hallam University is committed to working on projects which enable people within Sheffield City Region and beyond to live happier and healthier lives.

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