Expanding Nutrition Frontiers

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The Expanding Nutrition Frontiers Channel, which is an initiative of the Division of Nutritional Sciences, features Cornell University faculty and invited nutrition experts combining their years of experience with leading-edge research and best practices to expand your nutrition knowledge and skills to navigate global nutrition challenges. In these one-hour interactive WebCasts, they will discuss topics covering all aspects of nutrition, including the latest nutrition research and findings at Cornell University, research-based perspectives into today’s nutrition issues and controversies, nutrition and innovation, and more.

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Your Expanding Nutrition Frontiers subscription will include access to these recordings of past webinars.

What if a predisposition for obesity and diabetes could be identified before a person develops those conditions, ideally allowing time for early intervention before the weight gain occurs? How were newly identified enzyme activities found to be linked to an increased likelihood of future weight gain? What effect might low-calorie sweeteners, when combined with normal metabolic processes, have on our bodies?

These are among the topics that will be covered in this live discussion on Thursday, November 1 at 1pm EDT.

In this one-hour online event with Dr. Martha Field, assistant professor of nutritional sciences, you will:

– Learn how metabolic processes convert glucose to a sugar alcohol that is also used commercially as a low-calorie sweetener.
– Discover how common genetic variants in this conversion process may be linked to future weight gain.

What is it about the Mediterranean region that allows its locals to live better, healthier, and longer lives? Diet certainly plays a part, but so does communal eating and physical activity. What lessons can the rest of us take from those healthy and happy Mediterraneans? Join a live discussion with award-winning author and Mediterranean diet expert Amy Riolo, who will take you through the ancient roots of the Mediterranean lifestyle and its significance today.

In this one-hour online event, you will:

  • Explore the Mediterranean Diet Pyramid and its recommendations for what to eat, when to eat, and how much to eat.
  • Learn how to stock your pantry with healthy and enjoyable foods.
  • Realize the potential for enjoying a Mediterranean lifestyle wherever you are.
  • Discover recipes and nutrition guidelines that are easy to follow and produce results.

For far too many children in the United States, poverty and poor health go hand in hand. The intersectionality of poverty, diet, and health among American youth has long been established, but thankfully promising innovative interventions are now emerging. Join this live discussion in which we will review the most current data on nutrition and health disparities and discuss ways in which we can inform programs and policies that promote nutrition and health equity.

In this one-hour online event with health disparities researcher Tashara Leak, you will:

  • Discuss socioeconomic disparities in dietary intake and health outcomes among children and adolescents.
  • Examine intervention methods for improving the diet and health of impoverished youth.
  • Learn how to translate the latest health research into action.
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