Azmina is an award-winning dietitian, international speaker and best-selling author. She is a media spokesperson for the British Dietetic Association (BDA), and a regular expert for NHS Choices and other healthcare websites. She has appeared on various news and lifestyle TV programmes, and is often quoted in the national press.
Azmina takes a keen interest in developments on recommendations for sugar, and works with brands to help them explore innovative ways to gradually improve the nutritional profile of their products, and their messaging. She seizes opportunities to be actively involved in the sugar debate as a speaker and online expert. She believes there’s a place for most foods in a varied diet and that healthy eating is about the whole food, not nutrients in isolation.
She is Co-Founder of the award-winning professional RDUK twitter chats that reach an average of 2 million Twitter impressions. The sugar RDUK chat was trending in the UK for 45 minutes.
Azmina has served as a member of several Boards and Committees including the British Heart Foundation, Diabetes UK, Diabetes Research and Wellness Foundation, BDA Public Relations Committee and BDA Executive Council.
She has written over a dozen books on weight management and diabetes, she was Chief Dietitian to Diabetes UK for eight years, and now runs her own nutrition consultancy. She offers authoritative opinion on a range of diet-related topics and her lively personality and down-to-earth approach help her to simplify scientific dietary principles for the media and the general public.
Kim-Anne Lê, PhD, is a nutrition scientist with expertise in sugars and carbohydrates. She completed her PhD at the Department of Physiology of Lausanne University and her postdoctoral fellowship at the Childhood Obesity Research Center at USC in Los Angeles. For the past 15 years, Dr. Lê’s work has focused on the effects of sugars on cardiometabolic risk markers. Her research experience on this topic goes from human physiology to population studies. She is now a senior scientist at the Nestlé Research Center in Lausanne, Switzerland, and dedicates her work to find novel approaches to improve the nutritional quality of products. She has published numerous professional peer-reviewed articles and reviews, and is the co-editor of the textbook “Dietary Sugars and Health” published in 2014.
Sara is responsible for producing insightful analyses and improving the research behind Euromonitor International’s Passport Nutrition. Currently much of her work focuses on sugar consumption and content in food and drink, as well as, nutrition-related food and drink fiscal policies, such as sugar taxes.
Sara has been quoted as a nutrition authority in a number of recent articles and radio shows touching on subjects of global and country nutrient consumption and the possible implications on the consumer and the industry.
Sara has completed her Master’s degree in Nutrition at King’s College London, where she focused her research on the relationship of the Mediterranean Diet with cognitive function and dementia. She also holds an undergraduate degree in Biomedical Sciences from King’s College London.
Sara has recently spoken at the 2016 Health Ingredients Europe, on the subject of ‘Developing Free-From Proteins’.
Kate is the nutrition and health manager at the Food and Drink Federation (FDF). Her role involves the development, implementation and promotion of FDF’s nutrition and health policies across a broad remit, from product reformulation through to workplace wellbeing approaches. Previously Kate worked for the Department of Health and the Food Standards Agency on a range of nutrition policies. Kate sits on the Nutrition Society Council representing industry and is a registered nutritionist.