012: Nutrition in the News!
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.
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.
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