What’s Essential for the Prenatal Brain?
SZ: “In science, 10 percent of successful scientific discovery is the result of skill and hard work – but 90 percent comes from asking the right question. During my graduate training, I was very lucky to ask the right question. I wondered where the choline in acetylcholine comes from. Acetylcholine is an organic chemical that serves as a neurotransmitter – it’s released by nerve cells and sends signals to other cells, such as in muscles. At the time, all the textbooks stated that people could make their own supply of this nutrient in the liver and did not need to obtain it through food. I knew that this was not true for rats, mice and dogs, and I doubted it was true for people. Read more.
How To Navigate Holiday Cooking
Appetite For Life – Tuesday, November 14th, with Susan Smith, PhD, NRI Deputy Director, “How to Navigate Holiday Cooking”
We try our best to select healthy eating choices. But our good intentions will go out the window these next several weeks as we are confronted with a whirlwind of holiday events, foods, and drinks. Adding to this stress are the emotional connections we have with favorite holiday foods and the expectations of our family and friends. Dr. Smith will share tips and suggestions to help you navigate a precision nutrition course through those holiday temptations yet still enjoy the holiday season…all while you “eat like a nutritionist!
Program begins at 6:00 PM at Restaurant Forty-Six, 101 West Avenue, Kannapolis, NC 28081. Guests should arrive a few minutes early. Doors open at 5:30 PM. Program seating is limited. Registration opens October 18. Register here.
AFL 2018 PROGRAM SCHEDULE Please note the change to WEDNESDAY evening.
- January 17 – Carol Cheatham, PhD
- February 14 – Jef French, PhD
Registration for each program opens 4 weeks in advance on uncnri.org.