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Health, Nutrition, and Cognitive Development

Event Coordinator: Dr Katie Alcock

Friday 28 January 2011
Lancaster House Hotel, Lancaster

This one-day seminar is open to everyone. It will help participants to understand the issues surrounding poor nutrition, inappropriate caregiving, lack of stimulation, and cognitive development in young children with a history of neglect and with fussy, faddy or limited eating behaviours.

The seminar has been designed with the purpose of CPD in mind for professionals working in the field and is open to anyone with an interest in child development. The seminar carries 4.5 CPD credits from the Royal College of Paediatrics and Child Health is CPD accredited by the British Psychological Society.


10.00 - 10.30
Registration and Coffee
10.30 - 11.15
Dr Katie Alcock, Lancaster University. Nutrition, stimulation and cognitive development in developing countries
11.15 - 12.00
Professor Louise Dye, Professor of Nutrition and Behaviour, University of Leeds. Nutrition and cognitive functioning in children
12.00 - 12.45
Dr Claire Hughes, Cambridge University. How parents help or hinder children's self-regulation and social understanding
12.45 - 1.45
1.45 - 2:30
Dr Mary Fewtrell, Reader in Childhood Nutrition and Honorary Consultant Paediatrician Institute of Child Health, University of London. Nutritional risk and nutritional programming effects on cognitive development
2.30 - 3.15
Dr Terry Dovey, Loughborough University. Identification of feeding disorders, and what to do with them
3.15 - 3.30
Refreshment Break
3.30 - 4.15
Discussion with Panel and Closing Summary

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