Expanding Nutrition Frontiers

Next Event:  TBA 08/22/2017  9:30 am EDT

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.

Webinar Information

The Expanding Nutrition Frontiers WebSeries offers monthly webinars with esteemed Cornell University faculty and invited nutrition experts. New webinars are being scheduled often in order to bring you the latest in nutrition research, discovery, and its application to improve the health and well-being of populations globally.

Join this live online discussion between Mal Nesheim, the first Director of the Division of Nutritional Sciences and current director Patrick Stover.

The two will look at the past, present and future of nutritional education and research at Cornell and examine the University’s lasting impact on public engagement around the world. Patrick and Mal will take time to field your questions as well, so come prepared!

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

Join Cornell’s Marla Lujan for a live interactive discussion about polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS) and its broad implications for women’s health. Marla will examine how PCOS diagnosis has changed over the years and clarify the current criteria for defining PCOS. We will also describe the role of nutrition in the treatment and prevention of PCOS and its associated comorbidities.

Event Takeaways:

  • Describe the condition of polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS) and its implications for fertility and long-term health
  • Understand challenges in diagnosing PCOS
  • Explain the benefits of nutrition interventions for women with PCOS

Join Cornell’s Anna Thalacker-Mercer for an interactive discussion on the influence of dysregulated inflammation and metabolism on skeletal muscle tissue. We’ll look at processes for observing and analyzing molecular changes that occur in skeletal muscle with age, particularly inflammatory and stress responses, which may influence age-related skeletal muscle atrophy (i.e. sarcopenia), metabolic dysfunction, and impaired regeneration leading to skeletal muscle remodeling with age. Additionally, we’ll discuss the potential influence of dietary intake and exercise to reverse age-related deterioration.

Event Takeaways:

  • Describe the age-related changes in skeletal muscle from the macro to the micro level.
  • Examine the mechanisms underlying age-related skeletal muscle deterioration.
  • Propose potential dietary and exercise therapies to attenuate skeletal muscle aging.

The HEART Club curriculum, guided by community-based participatory research methods, was designed to provide a step-wise process to guide and empower rural residents to improve healthy eating and physical activity opportunities in their community. HEART Clubs led by Cooperative Extension Educators have been active for several years. We will discuss successes, challenges, and emerging opportunities to this approach in communities.

Future plans for this work including adapting the HEART Club curriculum into a web-based format (eHEART) that can be disseminated through Extension networks across the country. We aim to build capacity of rural community residents by training them to facilitate eHEART activities. Resident recruitment and training will be carried out by Extension educators, who will attend online training sessions prior to implementation. These adaptations will help create a more sustainable HEART Club model to improve the health and well-being of rural residents in New York State, our partner states, and beyond.

From this WebCast you will learn how to:

  • Understand unique aspects of rural physical activity and rural food environments
  • Gain contextualization of the link between rural social and built environments
  • Describe how civic engagement initiatives may work in rural environments, both in terms of potential and challenges

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

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