Expanding Nutrition Frontiers

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The Expanding Nutrition Frontiers Channel 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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How do stem cells affect the buildup of fat tissue? Can stem cells be manipulated to help curb obesity and diabetes? These are among the topics that will be covered in this live discussion on the development and homeostasis of fat tissue and how it regulates systemic metabolism. Also explored will be the genetic tools that can be used to mark, track and manipulate these cells.

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

  • Understand how fat tissue controls many aspects of physiology and metabolism
  • Explore how the appreciation of fat stem cells act as a key regulator of fat tissue mass
  • Learn how fat stem cells provide therapeutic options for obesity and type 2 diabetes

Every five years the United States Department of Agriculture reauthorizes the Farm Bill. If you’re not a farmer, you might not think that this massive piece of legislation affects you. In reality, anyone who eats or breathes should care about the Farm Bill.

It has an enormous impact on what is grown within our local, regional, and national food systems as well as the natural resources – our soil, air and water – on which food and farming depend. The Farm Bill also plays a vital role in the lives of marginalized Americans, as it dictates the future direction of national nutrition and hunger programs. With its importance on the environment, local economies, and public health, the Farm Bill is relevant to everyone, even if you’ve never stepped foot on a farm.

Join Jennifer Wilkins, a visiting scholar at Cornell’s Division of Nutritional Sciences who specializes in how agriculture impacts public health and the environment, for an interactive one-hour online event in which you will:

  • Learn how the 2018 Farm Bill provides opportunities for increasing food security, health and sustainability
  • Understand how the Farm Bill affects all Americans through its impact on nutrition programs
  • Become familiar with the divergent interests that will come into play as this huge omnibus bill takes shape

In this live online discussion, Professor Hoddinott will provide an overview of the state of knowledge regarding the determinants of chronic undernutrition. He will review areas where there is now widespread consensus, discuss areas of current research interest and the implications of these for intervention design.

Event Takeaways:

  • Understanding of the current state of regarding the determinants of chronic undernutrition in developing countries
  • Awareness of current areas of active research
  • Implications of these for programming and intervention design

The Expanding Nutrition Frontiers WebSeries features the following esteemed Cornell University faculty and invited nutrition experts.

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