Join us online for Appetite For Life! See details below.

Be among the first to learn about cutting-edge research taking place at the Nutrition Research Institute and elsewhere in the field. Register now for free Appetite for Life presentations. Appetite for Life is a series of community programs that bring the latest scientific research down to earth in educational and interactive lectures, demonstrations and events. Our speakers, experts in their fields, present programs to help you understand what precision nutrition is and how we are using advanced methods of research to investigate it for your improved healthcare.

When programs are in Kannapolis, they are presented at the Rowan-Cabarrus Community College Biotechnology Training Center, 399 Biotechnology Lane, Kannapolis, NC 28081 on the North Carolina Research Campus. Each program features an expert presentation and informal discussion. Light bites will be provided.

In Charlotte, we collaborate with Johnson & Wales University for programs called Cooking for Nourishment. These feature a JWU chef and an NRI registered dietitian who demonstrate and discuss healthy eating and cooking. Samples of the dishes demo’d are served follow the presentation. Hance Auditorium, Johnson & Wales University, 801 West Trade Street, Charlotte, NC 28202.

January 20 – Appetite for Life with a Twist

Join us on Wednesday, January 20, 2021 at 1:00PM ET (via Zoom) for a “New Year’s Wellness Workshop with the NRI.” This Workshop will feature multiple nutrition, fitness, and research experts from the Nutrition Research Institute and our local community. We’ve built this workshop around some popular New Year’s resolutions and will be providing advice and inspiration to help you reach your 2021 goals!

Resolution #1: Eat well!
Are you hoping to update your plate in 2021? The NRI’s Kendra Nelson, MPH, RD, will provide practical advice on establishing healthy eating habits for the New Year.

Resolution #2: Take care of my mind and body!
Is working from home taking a toll on your body? Chris Yandle, Fitness Director at Charlotte Strength/Head Coach, NoDa Fit, will lead a mobility sequence that you can do from your desk to release tension and stretch sore muscles. Struggling to stay focused or experiencing stress in these unprecedented times? We’ll share UNC resources for creating your own mindfulness practice at home.

Resolution #3: Try something new!
Looking to try something new this year? Have you considered participating in a research study at the NRI? Representatives from our labs and Human Research Core will share their studies with you: what they’re trying to learn, how research works, and how you can get involved.

Register HERE.

 

Future Programs

AFL Spring Virtual Program Schedule

February 2021: Jaspreet Sharma, PhD
March 2021: Natalia Krupenko, PhD
April 2021: Cooking Demonstration with Chef Megan Lambert (Johnson & Wales University Charlotte)
May 2021: Blake Rushing, PhD

AFL Program Summaries

Appetite For Life Program Summaries: Sept. 2020-May 2021

Appetite For Life has been impacted by the pandemic like so many things. We have adapted and moved online with Appetite For Life with a Twist. If you have missed any of our programs this season, you can view PowerPoint presentations, Program Handouts and Program Videos of them here. Click the image to see a listing of the programs and the media materials associated with each one.  Enjoy!

Appetite For Life Program Summaries: Sept. 2019-May 2020

If you missed any of our programs so far this season, you can view PowerPoint presentations and videos of them here. Click the image to see a listing of the programs and the media materials associated with each one.  Enjoy!

Appetite For Life Program Summaries: Sept. 2018-May 2019

If you missed any of our programs last season, you can view PowerPoint presentations and videos of them here. Click the image to see a listing of the programs and the media materials associated with each one.  Enjoy!

Appetite For Life Program Summaries: Sept. 2017-May 2018

If you missed any of our programs during the 2017-2018 season, you can view PowerPoint presentations and videos of them here. Click the image to see a listing of the programs and the media materials associated with each one.  Enjoy!

Appetite For Life Program Archive

Appetite For Life, and its predecessor Appetite For Life Academy, has been presenting free, public presentations of the research of NRI and UNC Chapel Hill scientists since 2012. Click the image to navigate to the NRI’s YouTube channel. You will find all of our current programs as well as the programs posted prior to September 2017. If you want to receive a notification when a new AFL video has been posted, just click the Subscribe button on our YouTube page. Enjoy!