This year, BNF hosted a special online event to focus on the role of evidence-based nutrition science in understanding and combatting the COVID-19 pandemic. 

A compilation of the talks on Nutrition and COVID-19 from the event can be watched below.

A 10 Key Facts resource providing a summary from the event can be found in the attachment at the end of this page.



Running order (please find timestamps below each section of the event):

  • Welcome from Prof Judy Buttriss
  • Obesity as a risk factor for COVID-19 - Prof Jason Halford (5:17)
  • Nutrition, Immune function and COVID-19 - Prof Philip Calder (23:41)
  • Vitamin D, COVID-19 and BAME groups: Current Controversies and Future Perspectives - Prof Susan Lanham-New (41:31)
  • Emerging evidence for the role of the human gut microbiome in COVID-19 infection outcomes - Prof Glenn Gibson (1:00:12)
  • Panel Discussion, chaired by Prof Judy Buttriss - Speakers, plus Dr Sarah Berry (1:17:06)