ASN Satellite Session: What Comes First: The Food or the Nutrient?

ASN Satellite Session: What Comes First: The Food or the Nutrient?

This satellite session focused on the concept of food synergy and the fact that people eat food not nutrients. Research has demonstrated that the concerted action of nutrients and other bioactive substances in fruit, vegetables, whole grains, legumes and tree nuts, such as walnuts, is beneficial for health.

Organized and sponsored by the California Walnut Commission in partnership with American Society for Nutrition (ASN).

Program Overview

This satellite session focused on the concept of food synergy and the fact that people eat food not nutrients. Research has demonstrated that the concerted action of nutrients and other bioactive substances in fruit, vegetables, whole grains, legumes and tree nuts, such as walnuts, is beneficial for health. This new way of thinking may assist in determining nutrition strategies down the road.  Presentations are now available for on demand viewing on the American Society for Nutrition's Website.

Program features presentations by:

·       David R. Jacobs, Jr. Division of Epidemiology and Community Health School of Public Health University of Minnesota, Minneapolis, MN

·       W. Elaine Hardman, PhD Department of Biochemistry and Microbiology Byrd Biotechnology Science Center Marshall University School of Medicine Huntington, WV

·       Barbara Shukitt-Hale, PhD Neuroscience Lab USDAHNRCA at Tufts University Boston, MA

·       Penny M. Kris-Etherton, PhD, RD Department of Nutritional Sciences Penn State University, University Park, PA

 

CPE Credit Designation Statement

The American Society for Nutrition (ASN) designates this educational activity for a maximum of 4 CPEUs. Dietitians and dietetic technicians, registered should only claim credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity. ASN (Provider #NS010) is accredited and approved by the Commission on Dietetic Registration (CDR) as a provider of Continuing Professional Education (CPE) programs for Registered Dietitians.

Learning Level 2

Suggested Learning Codes:

(2000) Science of food and nutrition

(2020) Composition of foods, nutrient analysis

(2070) Macronutrients: carbohydrate, fat, protein, fiber, water

(2090) Micronutrients: vitamins, minerals

(2100) Nutritional biochemistry

(4000) Wellness and public health

(4040) Disease prevention

(5370) Weight management, obesity

(5420) Complementary care, alternative therapies

Learning Objectives

As a result of attending the session, participants will be able to

·       Focus attention on food as nonrandom mixtures, determined by evolution.

·       Describe research on walnuts that supports the idea that single nutrients do not work the same way for health as does food.

·       Determine how much we need to know about nutrients vs. foods

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