About this section

The Food & Health Forum’s purpose is to explore and develop, in the form of educational events, the relationships between diet, dietary ingredients and health, including the physiological and pharmacological activity of food derivates on specific patho-aetiological mechanisms, and the relationships between diet, behaviour, environment and health.

Section Council members

Section meetings and conferences are usually organised by members of the Section Council, led by the Section President and often in collaboration with specialist societies.

Interested in joining the Section Council?

Section Councils play a pivotal role at the RSM and we are always looking for members who would like to get involved. If you would like to apply, please complete our application form and a Council representative will be in touch.

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Dr E Leigh Gibson
Professor Margaret Defeyter
President Elect
Dr Julia Davidson
Honorary Secretary
Dr John Nichols
Honorary Treasurer

Upcoming food and health events and webinars

View all events and webinars being run by the Food & Health Forum.

Prizes for students

Prizes for trainees

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