Improving maternal and infant nutrition: a framework for action

Actions which can be taken by NHS Boards, local authorities and others to improve the nutrition of pregnant women, babies and young children.

Appendix 1: Membership of Maternal and Infant Nutrition Strategy Group ( MINSG)

Dr Lesley Wilkie (Chair)

Director of Public Health & Planning, NHS Grampian

Dr Julie Armstrong

Senior Lecturer in Public Health Nutrition, Glasgow Caledonian University

Cathy Cairns

Associate Nurse Director, NHS Fife (representing Scottish Executive Nurse Directors) from September 2009

Ruth Campbell

Infant Nutrition Co-ordinator, Child & Maternal Health Division, Scottish Government

Kathryn Chisholm

Policy Officer, Early Education & Childcare, Scottish Government (until March 2010)

Fiona Dagge-Bell

Clinical Development & Improvement Team Leader, Women's, Children's & Specialist Services, NHS Quality Improvement Scotland

Kirsty Darwent

Breastfeeding Supporter & Tutor, The Breastfeeding Network

Janet Dalzell

Breastfeeding Co-ordinator, NHS Tayside (representing Scottish Infant Feeding Advisers Network)

Dr Diana Flynn

Consultant Paediatrician, NHS Glasgow & Clyde (representing Royal College of Paediatrics and Child Health)

Bill Gray

Community Food and Health (Scotland)

Dr Cathy Higginson

Programme Manager: Food & Health, NHS Health Scotland (also representing NHS Public Health Nutrition Group) until January 2010

Jason Lloyd

Policy Officer, Early Years & Childcare, Scottish Government (from March 2010)

Ali Macdonald

Health Improvement Manager for Early Years, Children & Families, NHS Health Scotland (from March 2010)

Dr Morag Martindale

General Practitioner, NHS Tayside (representing Royal College of General Practitioners)

Dr Deirdre McCormick

Nursing Officer - Children, Vulnerable Families & Early Years, CNO Directorate, Scottish Government (from March 2010)

Theresa McElhone

UNICEF Baby Friendly Initiative Professional Officer for Scotland

Karen McFadden

Senior Nurse, South West Glasgow CHCP (representing Local Authorities)

Dr Rhona McInnes

Senior Lecturer, University of Stirling (until September 2009)

Linda Miller

Policy Officer, Health Improvement Strategy Division, Scottish Government (until December 2009)

Anne Milne

Diet & Nutrition Advisor, Food Standards Agency Scotland

Maria Reid

Health Improvement Lead, South Lanarkshire CHP, NHS Lanarkshire (representing Scottish Health Promotion Managers Group)

Sylvia Shearer

Policy Analyst/Branch Head, Maternal & Infant Health, Scottish Government (from March 2010)

Susan Stewart

Associate Director of Nursing & Midwifery, NHS Lanarkshire (representing Royal College of Midwives Lead Midwives Group)

Monica Thompson

Programme Director, NHS Education for Scotland

Marjory Thomson

Professional Adviser - Nutrition, Scottish Commission for the Regulation of Care

Mike Watson

Branch Head, Maternal & Infant Health, Scottish Government (until December 2009)

Dr Kate Woodman

Public Health Adviser, NHS Health Scotland (from March 2010)

Helen Yewdall

Public Health Practitioner, NHS Lothian (representing Community Practitioners & Health Visitors Association)

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