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What is FRIED?

Food Researchers in Edinburgh (FRIED)

Food Researchers in Edinburgh (FRIED)is a group that brings together academics, students and others at and around the University of Edinburgh who are interested in food-related research. FRIED and its members approach food from a variety of angles, including inequalities of food access, long-term uses and abuses of resources, food production, food governance and trade, food in relation to health and well-being, and the culture of food and eating. As a group FRIED is very interdisciplinary, with members dispersed across University of Edinburgh Schools and Colleges, and other universities. FRIED aims primarily to bring together staff and students across the University of Edinburgh, but members from other institutions are welcome to join our mailing list and events.

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Edinburgh Neuroscience Annual Christmas Public Lecture 2014


Prof Gareth Leng (University of Edinburgh, co-ordinator of the Nudge-it project) gave the 2014 Edinburgh Neuroscience Annual Christmas Public Lecture. Entitled "Do our genes still fit? The neuroscience of appetite and obesity", this lecture addressed some of the myths and misconceptions about obesity. Gareth sought to explain why losing weight is so difficult and why we still have no effective drug treatments for obesity.

watch the lecture here

300 families sought for a 3-year longitudinal study on diet, lifestyle & health

We would like to invite you to take part in an exciting research study. We are trying to understand what drives dietary choices and how diet affects health for people of different ages. Through this study, we want to help to design appropriate policies to improve the health of families in Scotland. The study will run for 3 years and is led by Professor Michèle Belot (School of Economics, University of Edinburgh). The project is conducted with ethical approval of the the School of Economics Ethics Committee at the University of Edinburgh. All data collected will remain confidential and anonymous. This is a longitudinal study, which means that if you take part we would like to follow up on you and your family for a period of up to three years. During these three years, we will meet you six times.

For more information see bluehealthstudy

Report of the Second Nudge-it Meeting

12th-14th October 2014, Copenhagen, Denmark




A grey but bonnie Copenhagen greeted Nudge-it researchers for the second Nudge-it Consortium meeting. The city is a confection of ornate spires and austere straight edges filled with friendly and handsome folk.

Catherine Hume (Edinburgh) began the meeting with an update on her translational model of snacking. Next Cristina Rabasa (Gothenburg) described evidence for whether a high fat diet early in life impacts food choice in translational models. Prof Roger Adan (Utrecht) gave an overview on the state of the art techniques used at Utrecht and how these will be utilised to investigate reward systems.

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