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Our research not only influences the scientific community, but the general public as well. We strive to share our discoveries with everyone. Read some of our latest articles on what is happening at the Nutrition Research Institute.

Zeisel Presents Before NIH

Nutrition Research Institute (NRI) Director Steven Zeisel, MD, PhD, recently presented before the National Institutes of Health (NIH) Nutrition Research Task Force (NRTF). The NRTF was established in October 2016 to coordinate and accelerate progress in nutrition...

Sign-up for an NRI Summer Tour

May 20, 2019 – See where and learn how scientific discovery takes place by touring two facilities on the NC Research Campus in Kannapolis: the UNC Nutrition Research Institute and the NCSU Plants for Human Health Institute. Register today!

AFL@JWU Recipes – April 17, 2019

April 17, 2019 – Chef Megan Lambert, MS, RD, Senior Instructor in College of Culinary Arts at Johnson & Wales University, Charlotte, prepared healthy, delightful One-Pan Wonders recipes while Steph Saullo, MS, RD of the UNC Nutrition Research Institute, shared nutrition information on each recipe. The recipes from the April 17, 2019 Appetite For Life @ Johnson & Wales University program are available here for your cooking enjoyment!

AFL@JWU Nutrition Notes – April 17, 2019

April 17, 2019 – The science on food and nutrients and their relationship to health is complex. Individuals are unique and there are various factors that influence health outcomes. Researchers at the UNC Nutrition Research Institute (NRI) are working very hard to understand the intricacies of diet and nutrients, and their relationship to disease prevention and progression with the goal that general dietary guidance will be replaced with personalized nutrition recommendations.

If Food Is Our Medicine, Why Aren’t We All Healthy?

February 25, 2019 – If you missed February’s Appetite for Life presentation by Mary Ann Lila, PhD, you can catch up. Watch the entire program on video now. The live presentation took place at Forty-Six in Kannapolis on Tuesday, February 12, 2019.

Celebrating and Preparing in A Milestone Year

January 25, 2019 – As we at the NRI celebrate our tenth anniversary year, we are also taking measures to secure our longevity. Our world-class research facility on the North Carolina Research Campus opened in 2008 with the most advanced equipment, instrumentation, and laboratories available. Now, as we enter a second decade, administrators are evaluating our building, systems, and staffing to ensure that our scientists have the best infrastructure to allow them to continue their quest for new precision nutrition discoveries.

AFL@JWU Recipes – October 17, 2018

October 17, 2018 – Chef Megan Lambert, MS, RD, Senior Instructor in College of Culinary Arts at Johnson & Wales University, Charlotte, prepared healthy, delightful recipes with “Fun(ctional) Fall Flavors while Steph Saullo, MS, RD of the UNC Nutrition Research Institute, shared nutrition information on each recipe. The recipes from the October 17, 2018 Appetite For Life @ Johnson & Wales University program are available here for your cooking enjoyment!

AFL Program Summaries September 2018 – May 2019

Appetite For Life – Wednesday, September 19, with Delisha Stewart, PhD, Assistant Professor of Nutrition, UNC NRI: “Race, Ethnicity, and Health Disparities” Scientists at the Nutrition Research Institute are studying the role of genetics in health and wellness....