012: Nutrition in the News!

Wednesday, 9:00am-12:00pm
Session Format: Preconference

Join us for IDEA’s first-ever nutrition preconference session. We have assembled three topics that have been in the headlines over the last year. Come get the latest information on eating green for better health (and a better environment), the lowdown on sugar and sugar substitutes and the research on vitamin D and its far-reaching affects.

Eating Green
Jenna Bell-Wilson, PhD, RD
Eating “green” has become synonymous with sustainability, locally grown and a more conscientious way of planning your meals. We will discuss this “slow food” movement, its characteristics and how you can healthfully, conveniently and easily incorporate this green trend into your daily living.

Sugar Sabotage!
Scott Josephson, MS, RD
Sugar or artificial sweetener! What should you use? This session will discuss several sources of sugar, including sucrose, fructose, sugar alcohols, artificial sweeteners (like Splenda® and Equal®), high fructose corn syrups, honey and others. Walk away with a better understanding of the composition of sugars and sweeteners, how they are metabolized, acceptable daily intake and their effects on appetite, weight loss, fat storage and stability.

Vitamin D: Expose Yourself to the Benefits
Shawn Dolan, PhD, RD
It is well know that vitamin D, the sunshine vitamin, plays an important physiological role in bone health. However, the latest research uncovers other vital functions of vitamin D, particularly related to chronic disease prevention. This lecture will teach you about the role vitamin D plays in osteoporosis and beyond by exploring links to hypertension, diabetes and cancer. You can’t afford not to soak up your D!

A Certificate of Completion will be provided.

By Jenna Bell-Wilson, PhD, RD, LD, Scott Josephson, MS, RD, Shawn Dolan, PhD, RD

Jenna Bell-Wilson, PhD, RD, LD, holds a doctorate degree in exercise science and a master’s degree... more less

Scott Josephson, MS, RD

IDEA Author/Presenter
Scott Josephson, MS, is the director of operations at Hippocrates Health Institute, a premier life-c... more less

Shawn Dolan, PhD, RD

IDEA Author/Presenter
Shawn Dolan, PhD, RD, is an assistant professor in the kinesiology department at California State Un... more less