Public Lecture: Burgers for breakfast? Should we eat food in unusual contexts to help manage weight?

  • 23 May 2023
  • 5:30 - 6:30PM
  • Online

This public lecture will be delivered by Dr Chris McLeod, Doctoral Prize Fellow in the School of Sport, Exercise and Health Sciences at Loughborough University, on Thursday 25th May at 5:30pm.

In this talk, Dr Chris McLeod will explore why we eat particular foods, in particular portion sizes, and in particular contexts. Chris will discuss how our learned association between a food, it’s portion size and context is highly influential in determining how much we eat and the nutrients we ingest. His research provides some pause for thought regarding the potential benefits, including weight management, to eating foods in unusual contexts, and will answer the somewhat unusual question: “Should we eat food in unusual contexts to help manage our weight?”.

Dr Chris McLeod is currently undertaking a Doctoral Prize Fellowship at Loughborough University, a prestigious award for early-career academics to establish their own research agenda and position themselves as future research leaders. Chris’ research is in the field of Behavioural Nutrition and Public Health. Through this work, he aims to use psychological theories and interventions to improve people’s nutrition and health, with a particular focus on vulnerable populations. Chris is highly interested in understanding why people select particular foods to eat, in their particular portion sizes and in particular contexts.

This public lecture is free to attend and is open to anyone with an interest in the topic.

The event will take place online.

The talk will last for approximately an hour. To book your place please complete the online booking form above.

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