Food Matters for London Met

London Met students share their expertise with hundreds of food sector companies and organisations.
Date: 7 December 2016

Students from the Dietetics and Nutrition BSc, Human Nutrition MSc and Food Science MSc exhibited a stall at this year’s Food Matters Live.

Highlighting London Met’s leading nutrition and food science facilities, the students used a bioelectric impedance analyser to run body composition tests, talking participants through their results and offering tips and advice on how to maintain a healthy diet.

The event, held at ExCeL London on 22-24 November, is a cross-sector conference and exhibition which brings together the food and drinks industry with those working in nutrition and health.

Taking it in turns to supervise the stall, students also attended conference and seminar sessions covering a diverse range of topics, including food science and manufacturing, research and development, retail, nutrition and public health.

Sarah Illingworth, Academic Group Leader for Dietetics, Food and Nutrition, said: “This was a great opportunity for students to practise and apply their knowledge of body composition measurement as well as attend talks on nutrition and food science. Events like this give our students the chance to network with leaders in the food industry and engage with the latest innovations in the sector.”

More than 13,500 experts from across the food, health and nutrition sectors attended Food Matters Live 2016 - making it the fastest growing cross-sector event for showcasing innovation in the food and drink industry.