617: Changing Body Composition—It’s Not All About Calories!

Time Block O - Saturday, 7:30-9:20am
Session Format: Lecture

What effect does nutrition and exercise have on influencing changes in body composition in youth and aging clients? Jenna and John will review the basics of energy metabolism and the effects dietary carbohydrate, protein and fat have on influencing changes in fat and lean mass. They’ll also discuss the assessment and interpretation of body composition data and its relevance to health, as well as the effect that timing of ingesting meals has on changing body composition and the impact this may have on quality of life.

Jenna Bell, 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 y... more less

John Ivy

IDEA Author/Presenter
Dr. John Ivy is the Teresa Lozano Long Endowed Chair Emeritus at the University of Texas at Austin. ... more less