The rise of social media has fuelled the spread of nutrition and health misinformation both online and offline, making it difficult to know what to believe and who to trust. Time for some hard-hitting scientific truths. This conference brings together experienced health professionals, with front line clinical experience, who are on a mission to debunk nutritional myths and help you to navigate your way through the complex and often contradictory world of wellness.
About the Speakers
Pixie is a nutritionist (ANutr), food blogger, and avid Instagrammer. She graduated with a First Class degree in Biochemistry, and went on to complete a Masters in Nutrition with Distinction. She is the brains behind the ‘Plantbased Pixie’ blog and social media accounts, and has been featured as a nutrition expert on BBC and Channel 5. Her first book, ‘The Wellness Rebel’ is published in April 2018.
Pixie will talk through some of the common nutrition myths that have thrived in recent years, and give tips on how to protect yourself from the endless tide of ‘nutribollocks’.
Renee is a leading Performance and eating disorder specialist dietitian with over 15 years’ experience working in nutrition. Renee works with elite athletes, coaches and sport science teams and has delivered nutrition support to athletes over the last 2 Olympic and Paralympic cycles and other major international competitions. She is presently working with, Scottish Gymnastics, Team Bottrill, The GB 24 hour running squad, and EA Marathon development squad.
Renee is also the Nutrition Lead for Anorexia and Bulimia Care and a member of the International Task Force for Orthorexia, working towards having the condition medically recognised as an eating disorder. She is the best-selling author of Training Food, Fast Fuel books, and Orthorexia: When Healthy Eating Goes Bad.
In her talk, ‘The Truth About Healthy Eating and the Diet Industry’ Renee will explore what constitues a healthy diet and describe what happens when healthy eating goes bad.
Laura Thomas, PhD, is a Registered Nutritionist specialising in Intuitive Eating, weight inclusive and non-diet nutrition. She hosts the podcast Don’t Salt My Game, where she interviews game changers in health and nutrition. She was the nutritionist for the 2017 BBC1 documentary Mind Over Marathon. When she’s not working 1-1 with clients in her private practice, she can be found calling out nutrition and diet culture BS on her social channels.
Laura will be introducing the concept and practice of Intuitive Eating, a way of eating that is based on responding to internal cues such as hunger, satiety and appetite without depending on external diet rules and regulations.
Maxine is a writer, journalist and linguist. Having spent 5 years working at the heart of London’s wellness industry, experiencing first-hand the good, the bad, and the faddish side of this current movement, she now dedicates her time to dismantling the damaging language we use around food and bodies, and showing that there’s more to health than how you look. She is currently completing her MSc Thesis in Medical Humanities at King’s College, London.
How do our words influence our body image, and what are the long-term effects of the language we use to describe ourselves and the people around us? Join Maxine as she dissects the power of positive and negative body-talk, and helps start a kinder conversation around how we view ourselves.
Eve Simmons is a writer, journalist and eating disorder campaigner, and is currently deputy health editor of the Mail on Sunday. She also co-edits the website Not Plant Based which aims to alleviate food anxieties, fight food and health myths and celebrate ALL foods.
Eve will be giving us a rare look behind the headlines in her talk on The Truth about Wellness in the Media
Kimberley is a Chartered Psychologist and visiting university lecturer. Her Harley Street practice, Monumental Health, takes a functional medicine approach to mental health, combining the latest research and principles of Nutritional Neuroscience and Nutritional Psychiatry with evidence-based psychological therapy to provide a complete, total health approach to mental health.
She is a governor of the world-renowned Tavistock & Portman Mental Health Trust and former Chair of the British Psychological Society’s Training Committee in Counselling Psychology. She is also the host of the Food & Psych podcast, which looks at our psychological relationship with food as well as the latest research in Nutritional Psychiatry.
Kimberley will be taking you on a whistle-top tour of the Psychology of Food, including the social, psychological and biological factors that influence food choice and how food shapes identity.
Full Panel Q&A
Confused about wellness? At the end of the day you will have the opportunity to ask your questions direct to our expert panel. We will aim to also make it possible to ask questions anonymously too.
Welcome refreshments and lunch will be provided.