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Public engagement in a local secondary school

4 October 2013

For year 8 and year 12, Dr Hinton ran a mini workshop entitled 'Food on the brain', regarding how food cues in the environment can influence our appetite and lead to increase risk of obesity.

Dr Elanor Hinton recently visited Redland Green School to present to three classes. For year 8 and year 12, Dr Hinton ran a mini workshop entitled 'Food on the brain', regarding how food cues in the environment can influence our appetite and lead to increase risk of obesity. Pupils helped design a study to test whether food cues influence appetite, also learning about experimental design in research. Pupils in year 8, 12 and also 13 were introduced to magnetic resonance imaging and how it can be applied to this area through a current research study conducted by Dr Hinton. The workshop was well received by the pupils who were enthusiastic and interested.
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