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Reducing free sugar intakes: Evidence for effective dietary recommendations

  • Full or part time
  • Application Deadline
    Wednesday, April 24, 2019
  • Funded PhD Project (Students Worldwide)
    Funded PhD Project (Students Worldwide)

Project Description

This project aims to investigate the impact of different recommendations to reduce free sugar intakes, on free sugar intakes and complete dietary profiles in individuals with high free sugar intakes. A further aim will be to investigate a role for low calorie sweeteners in adherence to the recommendations. The work will be undertaken using a randomized controlled trial with both quantitative and qualitative outcomes, assessing dietary profiles, food choice and food preferences, adherence to recommendations and barriers and facilitators to dietary change. The work is intended to provide fundamental knowledge on reducing free sugar intakes through demonstration of the effectiveness of different types of recommendations for encouraging dietary change, and the role of low calorie sweeteners in this change. The work will also further understanding of the barriers and facilitators to making this specific dietary change, and the potential changes in free sugar intakes that can be achieved. Findings will be of value to Governments, health professionals and the food industry around the world.

The project is funded by Bournemouth University and the International Sweeteners Association.

Please see the full project description for further details.

How to apply:

Applications are made via our website using the Apply Online button below. If you have an enquiry about this project please contact us via the Email NOW button below, however your application will only be processed once you have submitted an application form as opposed to emailing your CV to us.

Candidates for funded PhD studentship must demonstrate outstanding qualities and be motivated to complete a PhD in 3 years.

The PhD Studentships are open to UK, EU and international students. Candidates for a PhD Studentship should demonstrate outstanding qualities and be motivated to complete a PhD in 3 years and must demonstrate:

• A 1st class honours degree and/or a relevant Master’s degree with distinction or equivalent. If English is not your first language you’ll need IELTS (Academic) score of 6.5 minimum (with a minimum 6.0 in each component).

Funding Notes

Funded candidates will receive a maintenance grant of £15,000 per year to contribute towards living expenses during the course of your research, as well as a fee waiver for 36 months.

Funded Studentships are open to both UK/EU and International students unless otherwise specified.

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