Every second Tuesday in October women from across the globe come together to celebrate Ada Lovelace Day. A day dedicated to celebrating the achievements of women in science, technology, engineering and maths – subjects that males have historically dominated. The main aim of Ada Lovelace Day is to create and raise the profiles of female role models within the STEM sectors to encourage more females into these subjects and careers, something we at Dietary Assessment are very passionate about.
The prevalence of diet-related disease across the globe is significant and is continuing to increase. In fact, poor diet is now responsible for 1 in 5 deaths worldwide and many countries are now facing the double burden of malnutrition – cases of over- and undernutrition rising simultaneously. The importance of implementing effective healthcare policies and strategies to help manage, reduce and prevent diet-related diseases has never been more important.
Our founder, Professor Janet Cade attended the Healthcare Excellence Through Technology (HETT) conference in London. Read about her experience of attending this year's conference.
One of the greatest challenges in public health nutrition involves limitations in data accuracy when collecting dietary information and at the heart of this is food composition data. In this article, we break down why it’s important to ensure that food and nutrient data is accurate and what to look for when choosing a robust database.