Dr. Maeve Kerr

Lecturer in nutrition and food regulation at Ulster University

Dr Maeve Kerr has a Degree and PhD in Human Nutrition and works as a lecturer in Food Regulatory Affairs at Ulster University. Her teaching expertise includes feeding the under-fives from the weaning stage – a topic sure to be of interest to Toddlebox readers! She has been conducting research into obesity for a decade, and has published more than twenty peer reviewed publications, mainly in the area of food portion size. She led a study funded by Danone, which included seeking parent’s opinions and practices in relation to food portion sizes for young children.

“I’m also a busy Mum of two children aged three and six. I’m passionate about the importance of providing the best nutrition in the early years to help children develop healthy eating habits later in life.”