Food expert Dr Nazanin Zand is taking her healthy eating message into the community with a talk to parents and young people in Kent.
Dr Zand, a Senior Lecturer in Food Science & Nutrition at the University of Greenwich's Medway Campus, will be giving a talk at the New Line Learning Academy in Maidstone. It takes place at 6pm on Wednesday 15 January and all are welcome.
A champion of the benefits of a good diet and healthy lifestyle for both adults and children, Dr Zand says that she is "passionate" about spreading the word to as many young people as possible. "I guess that what I want most is for young people to flourish, and to get the most out of life, and to do that they need to make healthy eating choices," she says.
"It's no exaggeration to say that the subject is my life's work, but it is vital for me to move beyond the lecture theatre, or the research lab, and take the message on the road, throughout the county and beyond. I'm excited about engaging with people of all ages along the way and hearing their views too."
Her research shows that children who are overweight at an early age are likely to continue to be overweight throughout their lives, which brings increased risk of chronic diseases, such as type 2 diabetes, and heart problems in later life.