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Dr Margaret Ashwell OBE

Ashwell Associates
Ashwell Street,
Ashwell,
Hertfordshire.
SG7 5PZ

Tel: +44 (0)1462 742166
Mobile: +44 (0)7711 336487
Email: margaret@ashwell.uk.com

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Subjects covered include:  Health Claims, food labelling, diet supplements, food fortification and functional foods. Obesity, CVD, osteoporosis, and early nutrition programming.


Food Standards Agency
Research Progamme Advisor for micronutrients programme from 1994 to 2007

Contractor on research projects in Nutrition and Food choice

  • N08017 Modelling iron status in adolescent girls
  • N08023 What do high salt  consumers eat and how should we advise them?

Reviews of the Agency’s Research Programmes

  • Dietary Surveys Programme
  • Phytoestrogen Research Programme
  • Lipids Research Programme

Rapporteur for Workshops

  • Vitamin D methodology,2009;
  • Role of sunlight and diet for vitamin D status, 2009;

Not-for-Profit and trade organisations

Food Standards Agency
Health Education Authority
Nation Audit Office
Food and Drink Federation
International Obesity Task Force (IOTF)
Institute Of Food Science And Technology
Association For The Study Of Obesity
Health Education Authority
Department of Health
The Early Nutrition Academy


Companies include

The Kelloggs Company
Danone Group
Unilever
Marks and Spencer
Glaxo SmithKline
National Starch
Ajinomoto
PepsiCo
Disney plc
Meat and Livestock Commission
Cambridge Weight Plan
The Coca-Cola Company
Pure Circle Ltd
The Jordans & Ryvita Company Ltd.
The Yoghurt Council
Costa Ltd
Kraft
Mondelez International


EC projects

Responsibilities for proposal writing and/or dissemination:

  • Framework 7 projects
    • EarlyNutrition
  • Framework 6 projects
    • EARNEST-The Early nutrition programming project (FOOD-CT-2005-007036)
    • EURRECA (European micronutrients recommendations aligned)
  • Framework 5 projects:
    • CHOP-The EU Childhood Obesity programme QLK1 2001-00389
    • SENIOR FOODQOL-Food in Later Life  QLRT-2001-02447
    • PASSCLAIM – Process for the scientific support for claims.