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Nutrition and the immune system

Can you boost your immune system to protect yourself from COVID-19?


False claims such as ‘turbocharging’ our immune system with supplements and specific foods have been common during this pandemic. Our Executive Director of Science and Public Affairs, Dr Kate Allen, dispels these myths explaining the importance of adhering to a healthy diet to support the immune system, and discusses the role of WCRF’s Cancer Prevention Recommendations in helping the immune system to fight against cancer and infections.

Read Dr Allen's blog

Coming soon: database on physical activity policy 


We are very excited to announce that our NOURISHING database is not only being re-designed but will also soon be joined by a new database on physical activity policies; known as MOVING. This new database is part of our CO-CREATE project, which aims to reduce childhood obesity in Europe, by working with young people to create policy actions promoting healthier environments. More info soon.  

What is TeMMPo?

TeMMPo (Text mining for mechanism prioritisation) is a tool that identifies the quantity of literature on mechanisms between an exposure and a disease outcome. It is an invaluable tool for researchers, and we have created a short video that explains how to use it.

You can watch the video here »

Protecting children

We have been highlighting the need to protect all children from unhealthy food marketing. Professor of law, Amandine Garde, wrote an article on what can and should be done to protect the rights of children, highlighting our own report as a practical tool to help governments.

Read her article on page 46 »

We'd like to hear from you


At WCRF, we want to support you in the best possible way during these uncertain times. So what are you finding hard at the moment? 

Staying active indoors
Cooking healthily
Drinking less alcohol
Staying positive
Snacking too much
None of the above

If there is something different we can help with, then please contact us by replying to this email.
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