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  • eBriefings of Conferences

    March 3, 2016

    Clinical and Nutrition Interventions to Manage Disease-related Loss of Lean Body Mass

    Organizers: David Evans (Ohio State University), Refaat Hegazi (Abbott Nutrition Health Institute), Gerard Mullin (Johns Hopkins Medicine), Dennis H. Sullivan (University of Arkansas for the Medical Sciences), Kathy West (Abbott Nutrition Health Institute), Amy R. Beaudreault (The Sackler Institute for Nutrition Science), and Julie Shlisky (The Sackler Institute for Nutrition Science)

    Hospitalized patients frequently experience loss of muscle mass and function, with negative outcomes for recovery, quality of life, and mortality. This eBriefing reviews interventions, including investigational strategies, for disease-related muscle mass loss.

    February 12, 2016

    Little Beans, Big Opportunities: Using Pulses to Meet Today's Global Health Challenges

    Keynote Speaker: Sonny Ramaswamy (USDA National Institute of Food and Agriculture)

    The United Nations declared 2016 the International Year of Pulses, highlighting the potential of dry peas, beans, lentils, and chickpeas to improve human health and agricultural sustainability. This eBriefing considers how pulse consumption contributes to health and how food systems could be improved to promote pulse production.

    January 28, 2016

    Toward Evidence-based Nutrition Policy: Methods, Implementation, and Political Reality

    Keynote Speakers: Sonia Angell (NYC Department of Health and Mental Hygiene) and Rogan Kersh (Wake Forest University)

    Public policy for nutrition aims to assist people in making healthier food choices. This eBriefing looks at current evidence in nutrition policy making, including assessments of recent public policy interventions intended to improve nutrition and reduce obesity.

  • Podcasts

    We explore research methodologies for building an evidence base for nutrition and obesity policy that are emerging across disciplines.

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    Understanding nutrition's impact on health requires an intricate knowledge of all the different systems within the human body. Learn how a systems approach to nutrition could change the field.

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    A recent conference held at the Academy asked a downright outrageous question: Can dementia be prevented by making changes to your diet? In this podcast we look at what the answers might be.

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