Tour 4: What’s New in Dairy, Nutrition and Health

Visit the Northern Ireland Centre for Food and Health (NICHE), which is part of Ulster University’s Biomedical Research Institute at Coleraine. NICHE performs applied research to understand the links between diet and health, investigating the role of food and nutrition in maintaining health and in the progression of diseases such as obesity, cancer, heart disease, osteoporosis and cognitive decline. The visit will include a tour of the Human Intervention Studies Unit, with iterative stations and practical examples of how we use our state of the art equipment to assess health, as well as a brief overview of NICHE highlighting some of our current research of interest and relevance to the dairy sector.

Times Tour 4: The Northern Ireland Centre for Food,
Nutrition and Health (NICHE) Ulster University
09:30 – 09:45 Coffee and Arrival
09: 45 – 10:00 Welcome – Overview of NICHE Professor Helene McNulty
10:00 – 11:15 Tour of NICHE facilities (groups of 10)
Hands-on participation/Demonstrations:
• Measurements of Dietary Intakes
• Bone Scanning
• Body Composition
• Metabolic Rate
• Blood Pressure Measurements
Dr Le Roy Dowey
Dr Ruth Price
Dr Julie Sittlington;
Dr Liadhan McAnena
Staff and PhD Students
Dr Maeve Kerr
Ingrid Love
Marie Conway
Tamsyn Redpath
Emma O’Sullivan
Martina Rooney
11:15 – 12:00 Talks on Hot Topics:
• Nutritional Benefits of Dairy Products
• A Novel role for Dairy in Blood Pressure: Up close and personal
Dr Ruth Price
Professor Mary Ward
12:00 – 13:00 Lunch (hot and cold buffet 5pc with tea and coffee) NICHE Staff and PhD students

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