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Nutrition and Nurture in Infancy and Childhood: Bio-Cultural Perspectives

Three-Day International, Interdisciplinary Conference

Time and Place

Tuesday 23, Wednesday 24 and Thursday 25 of August, 2016
Dalarna, Sweden

The venue for registration, Keynote presentations, refreshments and lunches is Lugnetkyrkan (the black building on campus area, behind the big University building). The venue for concurrent sessions and poster sessions is within the main University building. The distance between the two venues is 2 minutes walking.

Conference Announcement

The 7th international interdisciplinary conference,  ‘Nutrition and Nurture in Infancy and Childhood: Bio-Cultural Perspectives’ is this year organised and hosted by the centre Reproductive, Infant and Child Health (RICH), Dalarna University. RICH is headed by Renée Flacking, Associate Professor of Nursing.

This conference was initiated in 2007 by Professor Fiona Dykes at the Maternal and Infant Nutrition and Nurture Unit (MAINN), University of Central Lancashire and has been held every other year in the UK by MAINN. In 2014 the conference was held in Australia and in 2016 it will be in Sweden.

The conference will be organised in collaboration with the research network Separation and Closeness Experiences in the Neonatal Environment (SCENE).


Participation and attendance is encouraged for practitioners, academics and students across a spectrum of disciplines, including Anthropologists and Medical Sociologists, Biological Scientists, Dieticians and Nutritionists, General Practitioners, Infant Feeding Specialists, Peer Supporters and Lactation Consultants, Paediatric and Child Health Nurses, Nurses and Health Visitors, Midwives and Neonatal Nurses, Paediatricians and Neonatologists, Public Health Specialists, and Psychologists.

Conference Aims

Conference Enquiries

With enquiries, please contact Associate Professor Renée Flacking: