Collage of Nicole Roy, Denise Conroy, Clare Wall, Olivier Gasser, Jennifer Miles-Chan and Richard Mithen standing in front of lectern and presentation screen in the symposium room

The High-Value Nutrition National Science Challenge (HVN NSC) held a symposium ‘Growing the science to take high-value foods to the world’ at the IUNS-ICN International Congress of Nutrition in December.

Chaired by Joanne Todd, the symposium provided an overview of the HVN programme presented by Richard Mithen, followed by a series of presentations from the major science projects within HVN NSC. The presentations were well received, with numerous plaudits for both the quality of the science and how the HVN NSC demonstrated the constructive manner by which academic scientists can work with industry.

The 22nd International Congress of Nutrition was held in Tokyo. This is the largest nutrition conference organised under the auspices of the International Union of Nutrition societies and held every three years. It brought together over 3,000 scientists working in nutrition – from large-scale epidemiology studies to biochemical studies in model systems.