Maternal Vitamin D For Preventing Autism

July 27, 2017 – Vitamin D deficiency in pregnant moms is shown to negatively affect fetal growth and children’s health in the long run. Deficient gestational vitamin D status is surprisingly high both globally and in the US. One of the findings that draws attention is the role of vitamin D during pregnancy in children’s chances of developing Autism Spectrum Disorders (ASD). Vitamin D is acquired through sun exposure or food intake. The circulating form of vitamin D can travel through the fetal-placental barrier, thus, developing babies depend solely on their mothers for getting this beneficial nutrient.

AFL with a Twist @ Nutrition Notes

AFL with a Twist @ Nutrition Notes

October 21, 2020 – Chef Megan Lambert, MS, RD, Senior Instructor in College of Culinary Arts at Johnson & Wales University, Charlotte, prepared Immunity Boosting Recipes while Sarah Hreyo of the UNC Nutrition Research Institute, shared nutrition information on each recipe. The nutrition notes from the October 21, 2020 Appetite For Life with a Twist online @ Johnson & Wales University program are available here for your better health!

AFL Program Summaries September 2020 – May 2021

Appetite For Life with a Twist – Wednesday, September 16, 2020 “Nutrition Risks for COVID-19” was presented via Zoom by Martin Kohlmeier, MD, PhD. As Covid-19 continues to spread throughout the US, a number of scientists favor the hypothesis that vitamin D...

September 2020

Precision Nutrition–the Answer to “What to Eat to Stay Healthy” August 28, 2020 – From an opinion paper in the Journal of the American Medical Association by Griffin P. Rodgers, MD, and Francis S. Collins, MD, PhD for NIH. The long-recognized centrality...