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"They Say"...Nutrition Questions Answered

by Jenna Bell-Wilson, PhD, RD, LD


It is unlikely that you haven’t heard a supposed nutrition fact start with, “they say…” It’s time to get to the bottom of this common phrase and learn the truth. This interactive lecture will present the most common “they says” you may have heard and the truth about them. After watching this DVD, you will be able to describe current nutrition issues that are hot in the media, explain the facts behind common nutrition myths and list credible sources for finding nutrition information.
By Jenna Bell-Wilson, PhD, RD, LD

Additional Content

Session Handout: Download PDF

Video Chapters

1. Introduction Play
2. Nutrition Misinformation Play
3. "They Say" Examples Play
4. Natural Is Better Play
5. Butter Is Better Play
6. Low-Intensity Exercise Burns More Fat Play
7. Coffee Dehydrates Play
8. Lard is More Fattening Than Oil Play
9. Dairy Helps You Lose Weight Play
10. Soda Makes You Fat Play
11. Breakfast Jump Starts Your Metabolism Play
12. Other Examples/Finding the Answers Play

About the Presenter

Jenna Bell-Wilson, PhD, RD, LD

Jenna Bell-Wilson, PhD, RD, LD IDEA Author/Presenter

Dr. Jenna A. Bell is the co-author of Energy to Burn: The Ultimate Food & Nutrition Guide to Fuel your Active Lifestyle (John Wiley & Sons 2009) and Launching Your Dietetics Career (ADA 2011), Nutrition Communications Consultant and member of the Editorial Advisory Board for Today’s Dietitian. Dr. Bell is a leader with the Academy of Nutrition & Dietetics as the current Chair-Elect (2012-2013) for the Sports, Cardiovascular and Wellness Nutrition Dietetic Practice Group and past member of the Academy’s House of Delegates, Nominating Committee and New Member Advisory Committee. She is an international presenter for healthcare professionals and consumers, and her expertise have been featured in Us Weekly, Self Magazine, Fitness magazine, Pilates Style, Men’s Health, Runner’s World, IDEA Fitness Journal, IDEA Health and Fitness Source, IDEA Personal Trainer, other print publications and on the web. She’s been published in scientific journals, and appeared on the Daily Buzz, ABC, NBC and FOX affiliates, local and national radio programs and podcasts. Jenna is a Nutrition Advisor to international sports nutrition companies, and co-founder of Swim, Bike, Run, Eat!. She has provided nutrition seminars at major athletic events like the Boston Marathon, the ING New York City Marathon, Bank of American Chicago Marathon and the Ford Ironman World Championship in Kona, HI. Jenna is a two-time Ironman Finisher and completed three marathons. In addition, she has competed in numerous sprint and Olympic distance triathlons and road races. Dr. Bell earned her doctorate with Distinction in Health and Human Performance with an emphasis on Exercise Science at the University of New Mexico, Masters Degree with Distinction in Nutrition and dietetic internship, and Bachelors in Nutritional Sciences from the University of New Hampshire. She is a popular speaker and writer for IDEA Fitness Journal.