Appetite for Life Resumes in Fall with virtual programming.
Details on Appetite for Life with A Twist following soon.

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.

May 13, 2020 AFL Watch Party on Facebook

Appetite For Life Watch Party on Facebook – Wednesday, May 13, 2020 at 3:00 PM EDT: “Genes and individual response to nutrients in bone health,” presented by Saroja Voruganti, PhD, Associate Professor of Nutrition, UNC Nutrition Research Institute. Studies have shown that obesity and diabetes weaken bones and increase the risk for fractures. Poor bone health can also result from smoking, consuming alcohol, and taking certain medications, and is more prevalent in older females who are Caucasian or Asian and are less physically active than average. However, it is also known that people with specific genetic variants are more prone to bone weakness and may suffer bone loss at a younger age. The crux of Dr. Voruganti’s precision nutrition research is in understanding how diet and food can help strengthen the bones, especially in those who are more prone to bone loss.

Join us online here on Wednesday, May 13 at 3:00 PM EDT. Dr. Voruganti will be available to take your questions through our Facebook event.

This program was previously presented to a live audience on January 16, 2020 at Rowan Cabarrus Community College Biotechnology Center.

May 27, 2020 AFL Watch Party on Facebook

Appetite For Life Watch Party on Facebook – Wednesday, May 27, 2020 at 2:00 PM EDT: “Fun(ctional) Fall Flavors” AFL at Johnson & Wales University-Charlotte with Sarah Hreyo, MAS. In collaboration with Johnson & Wales University, we are pleased to present an online, encore presentation of a very special event at the JWU campus in Center City Charlotte. Chef Megan Lambert, MS, RD, from Johnson & Wales and registered dietitian Steph Saullo, MS, RD from the NRI came together to demonstrate delicious, healthy cooking while sharing tips for consuming a balanced, nutritious diet.  View recipes.  View nutrition notes.

Join us online here on Wednesday, May 27 at 2:00 PM EDT. The NRI’s Sarah Hreyo, MAS will be available to take your questions through our Facebook event.

This program was previously presented to a live audience on October 17, 2018 at Johnson & Wales University in Charlotte, NC.

Future Programs –please check this page often for scheduling updates.

AFL Program Summaries

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!