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Upgrade Masterclass: Food Matters

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Time: 1.00pm - 2.00pm
Venue: Online
Price: free

Upgrade Masterclass: Food Matters

Join Kingston University's super food panel Genesis Ali aka the Nutri Guy, Co-Founder of Green & Black's Craig Sams, Public Health Nutritionist Amina Taki and Associate Professor in Nutrition Hilda Mulrooney to explore how public policy, diet and nutrition trends, and individual choices impact health and wellbeing.

Whether it's keto, vegan, ultra-processed, organic or Fairtrade, what we eat matters and has an impact on us as individuals and the wider world. Our panel will discuss what has been driving changes in our eating habits, the impact of public health policies, and how to make good choices for our individual health, budget and lifestyle.

You'll also have the chance to get top nutrition tips to help with interview nerves, working night shifts, boosting your mood and more!

Meet the Panel

Genesis Ali (BSc Nutrition 2013) aka The Nutri Guy is a registered freelance Nutritionist and Wellness Consultant. Genesis's career highlights include Chief Nutritionist at John Bell & Croyden (pharmacy to the royal household), Public Health Service Manager and Health and Wellbeing Project Manager for Kensington & Chelsea Social Council. He also actively consults for CAST, a charity that supports asylum seekers and refugees.

Genesis offers corporate nutrition and wellbeing workshops to enhance employee health and productivity. His range of services include group talks, mini-consultations and educational content, tailored to address the nutritional and lifestyle needs of workforces.

Dr Hilda Mulrooney (Associate Professor in Nutrition) is a Registered Dietitian and Nutritionist, and Course Director for the BSc Nutrition (Exercise & Health) degree at Kingston University. Hilda has previously worked as a dietitian in the NHS in hospitals, the community and most recently as a public health dietitian.

Craig Sams (Kingston Honorary Graduate) is a UK-based and Nebraska-born businessman and author. After moving to the UK in 1965, Craig opened a macrobiotic restaurant and natural food shop which grew into Whole Earth Foods, one of the UK's leading organic food companies. In 1991, Craig and his wife Josephine Fairley, founded Green & Black's Organic Chocolate, an award-winning organic and Fairtrade chocolate brand. During his career Craig has established several other businesses including Gusto Organic Drinks and authored four books.

Craig is a Director of Soil Association Certification Ltd and Executive Chairman of Carbon Gold Ltd. Craig graduated in Economics from the University of Pennsylvania's Wharton School.

Amina Taki (BSc Nutrition 2016) is a Registered Nutritionist currently working as a Contract Manager at Maximus UK (BeeZee Bodies) supporting families and children in Brent. Amina has previous experience working as a Nutritionist in Hertfordshire, as a Health & Wellbeing Advisor, and delivering and training on the Diabetes Prevention Programme.

Upgrade Masterclasses are a forum for Kingston alumni, students and staff to share ideas and knowledge.

Booking is essential to attend this event.

For further information about this event:

Contact: Kingston Alumni Team