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Yakult awards

The Yakult company has a strong tradition of supporting students, researchers and healthcare professionals, particularly at the start of their careers. For over ten years, a series of awards have been sponsored by us at universities, institutes and other organisations through the UK and Ireland in the fields of nutrition, dietetics, gastroenterology, nursing, medicine, microbiology, science education and sports science. 2013 saw the launch of the Gut Health Award - for healthcare professionals conducting a gut health awareness campaign for their patients.

These awards are appreciated not just for their monetary value but because they can be included on CVs to help employers spot talented individuals.

Community Nutrition Professional of the Year award 2012/2013

Sponsored by Yakult.

Winners: Community Nutrition Support Dietetic Team, East Sussex Healthcare NHS Trust (see Probiotic Bulletin issue 21)

Microbiology in Schools Advisory Committee Annual Competition 2012

Sponsored by Yakult

Read the report by Dr John Grainger (Chairman of MiSAC)

The Yakult roll of honour can be downloaded here. (If we have missed you out let us know!)

Previous Yakult award winners

Here you can find pictures of some of the Yakult award winners over the years. Can you spot yourself or a friend?

We would love to hear how your career has progressed. If you want to tell us, or to add a name or photo, please email


A few of our deserving winners




Dr Jane Nodder, outstanding student on the Nutritional Medicine MSc course at the University of Surrey. [L to R: Prof Margaret Rayman; Dr Jane Nodder; Dr Michelle Gibbs]


From left to right: Elena Parry (Nottingham Trent University), Yvette Porter (Liverpool John Moores University), Charlotte Mills (University of Reading), Angela Eagling (Chester University), Farzana Sultana (Northampton University).

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