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Henry Kitchener Prize

Henry Kitchener Prize

IFBB | 28.01.15

Awards made at Carlton House Terrace

  • Using omega-3s as armour for soldiers

    Brain | 19.12.14

    Military Medicine has recently published a special issue dedicated to exploring how good nutrition can act as armour for soldiers. This issue focusses on the benefits of a diet high in omega-3.

    Professor Michael Crawford, IFBB trustee and member of its Science Advisory Board and lead author on a paper published in this issue, has outlined why this publication is so important.


  • Henry Kitchener Prize

    IFBB | 28.01.15

    Congratulations to everyone who entered the Henry Kitchener Prize essay writing competition. The 2015 winning essays can be downloaded below.

  • Fundraising Manager

    IFBB | 05.11.14

    This is a senior post in the Institute of Food, Brain and Behaviour which places scientific excellence and influencing public policy at the heart of its organisational strategy.

    The key focus of this post will be to implement the Institute for Food, Brain and Behaviour’s Fundraising Strategy and Targets in order to increase its income and support its development and sustainability.

  • Sugar, Fat and Brain Function

    Nutrition | 29.01.14

    Which is worse for you, sugar or (saturated) fat? Science suggests it’s unwise to eat too much of either.

  • School Food Plan

    Policy | 04.04.13

    The government has asked Henry Dimbleby and John Vincent (founders of Leon restaurants) to put together a school food plan that will build on the successes of the past seven years, accelerate the improvements in school food, and define what role schools have to play in shaping the eating habits of Britain’s children. This is IFBB's submission.

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