Nutrition Decisions in a Conflicting World: Eggs-actly the Issue

April 18, 2019 – How are we expected to make healthy choices about food when the headlines are so confusing? We all suffer whiplash when we read butter is bad, then butter is good; when red meat is bad, then red meat is good; when red wine is good, and then it is bad….so, what is the headline du jour? Once again, eggs are reported to be bad for you due to their cholesterol content.1 How concerned should we be when we all know the egg has had a tumultuous relationship with science? Read more.

Appetite For Life May 15 @ Forty-Six Includes Special Celebration

April 30, 2019 – Please join us in celebrating A Decade of Nutrition Discoveries as part of this month’s Appetite For Life. Isi Trujillo, PhD, post doctoral research associate in the Zeisel Lab at the NRI, will present “Developing Your Next Essential Health Test.”

April AFL@JWU Recap: Recipes by Chef Lambert

April 30, 2019 – Chef Megan Lambert, MS, RD, Senior Instructor in College of Culinary Arts at Johnson & Wales University, Charlotte, prepared healthy, delightful recipes that are “One-Pan Wonders” on Wednesday, April 17. If you missed the program, the recipes are available on for your cooking enjoyment! View the recipes from the presentation and the program video here.

April AFL@JWU Recap: Nutrition Notes by Steph Saullo 

April 30, 2019 – Steph Saullo, MS, RD, LDN of the UNC Nutrition Research Institute, shared nutrition information on each “One-Pan Wonders” recipe at the April 17, 2019 Appetite For Life @ Johnson & Wales University. If you missed the program, Steph’s notes are available on View the nutrition notes from the presentation and the program video here.

Nutrigenetics, Nutrigenomics and Precision Nutrition Short Course Registration Is Open

April 30, 2019 – For the fourth year in a row, the UNC Nutrition Research Institute and the UNC Nutrition Obesity Research Center will present the NGx Short Course June 3-6, 2019 on the North Carolina Research Campus in Kannapolis, NC. This workshop-style course will provide the fundamental concepts of nutrigenetics, nutrigenomics and personalized nutrition through cutting-edge presentations and hands-on experiences. Attendees will have the opportunity to participate in a personal DNA test and examine their own nutrigenetic data.