What Comes First: the Food or the Nutrient?


Register now for an ASN satellite symposia organized by the California Walnut Commission Friday, April 19, 2013 • 9:00 AM – 12:30 PM; Boston Convention & Exposition Center, Boston, MA

What Comes First: The Food or the Nutrient?

A satellite session organized by the California Walnut Commission

Friday, April 19, 2013 • 9:00 AM – 12:30 PM

Boston Convention & Exposition Center, Boston, MA

Attendance is Free.

3.5 CPE Units for Registered Dietitians and Dietetic Technicians, Registered

Pre-registration is required. Register Now!

This session will focus 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.

Presentation Titles and Speakers

Food Synergy: The Key to Balancing the Nutrition Research Effort

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

Diabetes and Diet: Connecting the Dots

David L. Katz, MD, MPH, FACPM, FACP, Yale University Prevention Research Center, Integrative Medicine Center at Griffin Hospital, Derby, CT

Whole Foods or their Bioactive Components? Potential of Walnuts in Cancer Prevention and Treatment

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

Holding on to Cognitive Function through Nutrition

Barbara Shukitt-Hale, PhD, Neuroscience Lab USDA, HNRCA at Tufts University, Boston, MA

Vascular Health and Walnuts: Decreasing Chronic Disease Risk via Multiple Mechanisms

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