Stefania Guiu - a second year Nutrition, Exercise and Health student - was shortlisted for a prestigious essay prize and invited to the event in London last week. The other shortlisted applicants were either studying at Oxford University or doing post-graduate research!
Stefania writes: "After sending an essay on “How has the modern diet contributed to the increase in mental ill-health” for the Henry Kitchener Prize 2015, organised by the Institute for Food, Brain & Behaviour, I was selected for the shortlist of prizes and invited to the event in London where the winner was announced. Among the speakers was Professor Michael Crawford from Imperial College, London, who gave a lecture on “The Global Crisis in Nutrition & Mental Ill-Health”. My essay was awarded a 'highly commended' and attending this event was an amazing experience, developing an even greater passion for nutrition in me. Moreover, it also proved how amazing and diverse this area actually is and how important it is, not only for the time being, but also for the future."