Food Matters Live
This 3 day free Conference and Exhibition, sponsored by a variety of institutions, organisations and companies, was held at ExCel London recently.
Val Bullen, our Director of Education, went to the Thursday session to meet up with a speaker we had met at the Obesity Week Conference in Boston. Julie Meyer gave a talk on how Big Data can help inform nutritionists and dieticians in their work. The term ‘Big Data’ is being used a lot nowadays. It refers to the increasing amount of data that can be captured, communicated, aggregated, stored, and analysed for many purposes, mainly to inform business about their consumers. However it can also be used to inform clinical decisions such as monitoring dietary intake while in hospital. Following the talk, Val went to meet with Alacalc representatives to view their extensive programme that can be used to determine ingredients lists, recipes etc – very useful when attempting to create recipes for particular dietary requirements, as we will be doing in some of our short courses.