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Kids & Eating- what's the problem


The University kicks off its 2019 Café Scientifique programme this week with a talk on children’s eating habits.

The Café Scientifique series are events open to the public to hear about, discuss and debate some of the most recent advances in science and health care, and their importance to society. 

Each session is led by a University academic who will speak for around 30 minutes, with the aim to demystify and explain their ideas to everyone. 

This week’s session is being led by Dr Ellie Bryant, Lecturer in Psychology, Ellie said: “The discussion will look at whether the childhood obesity epidemic is real, what role does psychology play and what is the solution.”

Professor Marcus Rattray of the University of Bradford said: “It is great that Bradford now has a café scientifique series so that everyone can find out about the latest thinking in science over a cup of coffee or glass of wine.   The format of the events means that the talks are relatively short and accessible, with lots of time for discussion.”

Events are held once a month on a Thursday at either the University’s Theatre in the Mill or at the National Science and Media Museum, further details below.

Thursday January 24th: Kids and eating, what’s the problem?  Dr Ellie Bryant @Theatre in the Mill (6.30 – 8.00 pm)

Thursday February 21st: What does your hair say about you?  Dr Julie Thornton @Theatre in Mill (6.30 – 8.00 pm)

Thursday March 14th: What your pet hamster can teach us about obesity  Dr Gisela Helfer @National Science & Media Museum Lates (6.30 pm – 9.30 pm) – session will run twice: at 6.45 pm and 8.00 pm as part of the Lates event.

Thursday April 18th: Can technology help us to live well as we get older?  Professor Gail Mountain @Theatre in Mill (6.30 – 8.00 pm)

Thursday May 16th:   What does a future city look like?  Professor Fun Hu @Theatre in Mill (6.30 – 8.00 pm)

Thursday June 13th: Ultrasonics.  Dr Elaine Brown @Theatre in the Mill (6.30 pm – 8.00 pm)

The events are free with no need to book and refreshments are served at both venues.