Bridget Benelam

Having done a BSc in Biochemistry (University of Manchester), Bridget studied for an MSc in Human Nutrition (King’s College London). From 2005-06 she worked at the Food Standards Agency and joined BNF in 2006 as a Nutrition Scientist. Bridget’s current role as Nutrition Communication Manger is focussed on communication of nutrition science to a range of stakeholders, including helping to coordinate BNF’s media communications. BNF’s press office provides information and comment for journalists and also proactively engages with the media on key events and publications with the aim to get evidence-based information on nutrition and health out to a wide audience.


Benelam, B. & Wiseman, M. (2019). 'Size matters: Developing portion size guidance for consumers'. Nutrition Bulletin 44 (1): 4-6.


Benelam, B. & Buttriss, J.L. (2017). 'The wider environment and its effect on dietary behaviour'. In J.L. Buttriss, A.A. Welch, J.M. Kearney & S.A. Lanham-New (eds.), Public Health Nutrition (2nd ed.), Wiley-Blackwell. pp. 339-356.


Benelam, B. & Stanner, S. (2015). 'Development of a methodology to assess the nutrient profile of popular UK meals'. Nutrition Bulletin 40 (4): 315-25.


Buttriss, J.L. & Benelam, B. (2010). ;Nutrition and health claims: The role of food composition data'. European Journal of Clinical Nutrition 64: S8–S13.

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