Food

Food glorious food! There are so many food facts out there – eat at least five fruit and vegetables a day, eat a healthy balanced diet, don’t eat between meals, calcium is good for your bones, keep fatty and sugary foods to a minimum – but how many of us know of the science behind these facts?

There are a huge range of scientists working in this area in a wide range of settings. You could be a dietitian working in a hospital or a nutritionist talking to healthy schools; maybe you would rather be a microbiologist working in a lab; an agriculturalist working outside; or maybe you see yourself as the perfect candidate to become a brewer?

Whatever your career options, there are so many issues to overcome as we increase our worldwide population numbers, such as how we will be able to sustain a larger population in the future. Maybe you could be the government adviser to overcome these problems? Energy and nutrients, diet and health, production and processing, or ingredients and food science – go through some of the information below to gain food for thought and see where science and maths can take you.

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