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Lauren Gibson

Lauren has an MSc in Nutrition from the University of Leeds and is a Registered Associate Nutritionist (ANutr).

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It's been a busy month...

Oct 31, 2019 11:33:58 AM / by Lauren Gibson posted in Events, Research, Dietary assessment, Team, Healthcare


There's been lots of great nutrition and diet conferences this October, and Janet's been at quite a few!

Over the past month Prof Janet Cade's been busy discussing the importance of accurate, valid and reliable dietary assessment tools at a number of events and conferences including: FENS, BDA Health and Nutrition and Wheat-Health. Read on to find out more.

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New myfood24 website launches

Oct 9, 2019 3:58:31 PM / by Lauren Gibson posted in myfood24, Dietary Assessment Ltd, Team


We're very excited to share with you our new look website!

Our newly updated website now has more myfood24 related content than ever, we hope you like it! Read on to see what's changed.

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Dietary Assessment Ltd have a new home!

Oct 8, 2019 4:16:49 PM / by Lauren Gibson posted in myfood24, Dietary assessment


We've very excited to announce that Nexus is now the new home of the myfood24 team.

As of September the team behind myfood24, Dietary Assessment Ltd, have a new home on the University of Leeds campus, Nexus. Nexus is an innovative hub that aims to bring together and connect businesses with world-leading research. 

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Advisory Group Meeting

Sep 30, 2019 4:07:56 PM / by Lauren Gibson posted in Research, myfood24, Dietary Assessment Ltd, Teaching, Healthcare


We recently held our second advisory group meeting to discuss our continued development of myfood24 in a variety of areas. Our panel includes experts in the fields of nutrition and dietetics, public health, psychology and a patient representative. We work collaboratively to help better understand the ways in which myfood24 can support a whole range of disciplines and individuals. 

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Dietary Assessment Ltd listed in top 50 tech firms

Sep 25, 2019 12:24:36 PM / by Lauren Gibson posted in Dietary Assessment Ltd, Team


We're very pleased to announce that we have been listed in the top 10 tech firms in the Yorkshire and Humber region

A recent ranking for Business Clouds Yorkshire and Humberside Tech 50 has placed the team behind myfood24 as number 10! The ranking was decided based on a public vote and a judging panel, with so many votes vasts we are humbled to have secured the number 10 spot alongside so many other exciting businesses. 

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New team member for Dietary Assessment Ltd

Sep 25, 2019 11:55:14 AM / by Lauren Gibson posted in Dietary Assessment Ltd, Team


We're very excited to welcome a new recruit to our growing team

Dietary Assessment have expanded their team with the appointment of a new Nutritionist & Database Assistant, Grace Williams.

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New weight management campaign launched to tackle obesity

Jun 12, 2019 4:11:00 PM / by Lauren Gibson


The new campaign aims to raise awareness of the impact of obesity-related-ill-health and features our founder Prof Janet Cade.

We're pleased to announce that our founder, Prof Janet Cade, has recently worked with Mediaplanet on the 2019 Health Awareness: Weight Management campaign alongside other thought-leaders and industry experts.

The article features exclusive content from Prof Janet Cade and Dr Bernadette Moore (School of Food Science and Nutrition, University of Leeds) discussing how their research could help to reduce childhood obesity, including the high sugar content of yoghurts and how technologies such as myfood24 could be used to improve patient outcomes.

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Call for clearer labelling after Sugar content of honey and syrups analysed

May 3, 2019 12:46:00 PM / by Lauren Gibson


Despite honey and syrups being classed as free sugars, the same as table sugar, products containing them are often marketed as ‘healthier’ products, potentially misleading consumers. Action on Sugar are calling for clearer front of pack labelling.

In 2015 the Scientific Advisory Committee on Nutrition advised that the term ‘free sugars’ should replace the terms 'Non Milk Extrinsic Sugars' and 'added sugars'. Free sugars encompasses all sugars added to foods by manufactures, cooks or consumers, alongside those sugars naturally present in honey, syrup and unsweetened fruit juice.

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Prof Cade talks dietary assessment at ILSI meeting

Mar 29, 2019 12:46:00 PM / by Lauren Gibson


Prof Janet Cade discussed the latest advances in dietary assessment technologies suchas apps and wearables, including the validation of myfood24, at the annual ILSI meeting held in Florida.

Article written by Prof Janet Cade:

Best practice guidelines for reporting new technologies to measure diet

I was lucky enough to get some winter sunshine at the ILSI (International Life Sciences Institute) Annual Meeting and Science Symposium. This was held in Clearwater, Florida in January 2019. New technologies was the theme of the meeting, and I presented on Dietary intake assessment using technology including wearables: gaps and requirements.

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Fruit juice vs whole fruit and the risk of CVD

Feb 27, 2019 3:01:00 PM / by Lauren Gibson


New Study: Pure fruit juice and fruit consumption and the risk of CVD: the European Prospective Investigation into Cancer and Nutrition–Netherlands (EPIC-NL) study

There is strong evidence to suggest that fruit and vegetable consumption reduces the risk of a variety of diseases including cardiovascular disease (CVD). The World Health Organization (WHO) recommends that individuals should consume at least 400g of fruit and vegetables daily, this led to the ‘5 a day’ campaign in the UK.

For some, consuming fruit juice as part of the recommended fruit and vegetable intake may make it more achievable. However, whether fruit juice is an acceptable alternative to whole fruit and carries the same health benefits as whole fruit, remains unclear.

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