University of Surrey receives prestigious award at Buckingham Palace
At a special ceremony at Buckingham Palace (22nd February), representatives from the University of Surrey were delighted to receive The Queen’s Anniversary Prize for Higher and Further Education from HRH Prince Charles and The Duchess of Cornwall, on behalf of Her Majesty The Queen.
This prestigious accolade recognises half a century of pioneering research in cardiovascular disease, obesity, diabetes, osteoporosis, vitamin D, iodine and food labelling undertaken by the University of Surrey. Led by the Department of Nutritional Science, and the Food, Consumer Behaviour and Health Research Centre, the work has not only brought about major changes in government policy, but has also helped transform consumer perception through media and public engagement activities.
Professor Susan Lanham-New, Head of the Department of Nutritional Sciences, said: “I am absolutely delighted that our Institution has been awarded the Queen’s Anniversary Prize. This prestigious award is a result of all the hard work of staff in furthering the field of nutrition through our teaching and research.
“Nutrition is an important component of all our lives and the significance of a well-balanced diet should never be underestimated. In recent years our researchers have identified the devastating long term effects of inadequate dietary intake to our bodies, but have also helped prove the positive effects of good nutrition, in particular the protective role it can play in reducing the risk of age-related disease outcomes.”