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.

Many argue that the best learning comes from doing, but only when experience is followed by reflection. When Cornell University’s Global Health Program partnered with Tanzania-based Kilimanjaro Christian Medical University-College, they looked to create an immersive program in global health and development policy to equally serve students from both schools. In doing so, they were able to design international programs in global health that lead to transformative learning outcomes and experiences for students and faculty alike.

Cornell’s Global Health Program Director Jeanne Moseley has been at the forefront of experiential learning approaches to global health problems, both as a lecturer and a researcher.

In this one-hour online event with Jeanne Moseley, you will:

– Learn how the Global Health Program develops and engages students in experiential learning opportunities abroad
– Analyze how program principles guide responses to challenges and program growth
– Recognize how these programs shape and deepen student learning in global and public health

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.
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