Genetic Factors in Determining Bone Mass

June 29, 2018 –Osteoporosis is a serious public health concern and causes significant economic burden. Currently, about 54 million people in the United States have osteoporosis or low bone mass. It is projected that by 2025, the incidence of bone fracture will be 3 million, resulting in about $25 billion in medical costs each year. Among different ethnicities, Hispanics are estimated to have the most rapid increase in osteoporosis burden by 2025. Read more.

Eggs May Enhance Infant Brain Development, Researchers Find

June 29, 2018 –Early introduction of eggs boosts infant blood concentrations of several key indicators of brain development, a recent study in Ecuador found. The results could have implications for infant nutrition in both the developing and developed worlds. Read more.

Summer Tours Continue @ NRI 

UNC Nutrition Research Institute – Kannapolis, NC

Find out where scientific discovery takes place by touring the UNC Nutrition Research Institute in Kannapolis. Points of interest include one of only a few whole-room calorimeters in the US, a body composition lab, and a research laboratory. Our research in nutrigenomics is serving individuals in our communities, across our nation and throughout the world. Tours are free and open to the public.
All tours begin at 11:00 AM. Tours are limited to 16 people and run approximately one hour in length.
Click here to register for the July 12 or July 26 tour.
Directions & Map

  • June-August – Summer Tours at NRI
  • September 19 – Delisha Stewart, PhD
  • October 17 – AFL @ Johnson & Wales University
  • November 14 – Yuan Li, PhD

Registration for each program opens 4 weeks in advance on

AFL Program Resources Now All on One Page

June 29, 2018 –Catch up on or revisit all the great Appetite for Life programs from this past season (September 2017 – May 2018), which covered topics ranging from the importance of vitamin D to how diet impacts prostate cancer. Videos and PDF presentations for talks presented September 2017 through May 2018 are all in one place for easy access. Click here.