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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.

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....

AFL@JWU Nutrition Notes – October 17, 2018

October 17, 2018 – 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.

Celebrating a Decade of Nutrition Discoveries

September 28, 2018 – This October, the NRI proudly marks its tenth anniversary of delving into the science of Precision Nutrition. What began in 2008 with two faculty members and a supporting staff of nine is, today, a bustling center of scientific inquiry and discovery with a staff of 82, which includes 16 principal investigators.

AFL Recipes

AFL@JWU Recipes –October 15, 2019 Chef Megan Lambert, MS, RD, Senior Instructor in College of Culinary Arts at Johnson & Wales University, Charlotte, prepared Healthy Fall Soups & Stews recipes while Sarah Hreyo of the UNC Nutrition Research Institute, shared...

AFL Program Summaries September 2017-May 2018

Appetite For Life - September 27, 2017, with Folami Ideraabdullah, PhD: "Vitamin D and Human Health: 10 Things Your Mother Never Told You". Vitamin D is an essential vitamin linked to human health and diseases such as cancer, diabetes, and heart disease. It occurs...

AFL@JWU Recipes – April 18

April 18, 2018 – Chef Megan Lambert, MS, RD, Senior Instructor in College of Culinary Arts at Johnson & Wales University, Charlotte, prepared healthy, delightful recipes with chicken while Steph Saullo, MS, RD of the UNC Nutrition Research Institute, shared nutrition information on each recipe. The recipes from the April 18, 2018 Appetite For Life are available here for your cooking enjoyment!

Nutrition Notes from AFL@JWU – April 18

April 18, 2018 – 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 to understand the intricacies of diet, nutrients, and their relationship to disease prevention and progression with the goal that general dietary guidance will one day be replaced with customized nutrition recommendations. Current research suggests following an overall healthful diet, rich in plants, that emphasizes fruits and vegetables, whole grains, lean protein, and unsaturated fats, and staying physically active may best support good health. In this program we consider the health benefits of chicken.

Nutrition Notes from AFL@JWU – October 17

October 17, 2017 – The science on food and nutrients and their relationship to disease is complex, especially related to cancer. Cancer in and of itself is a complex disease that is not fully understood. As consumers, we often find ourselves inundated with the latest nutrition “story of the day” and often that story conflicts with a headline we may have seen only a week before. This simply makes trying to differentiate science and nutrition guidance more confusing. Scientists at the UNC Nutrition Research Institute (NRI) are working very hard to understand the intricacies of diet, nutrients, and their relationship to cancer prevention and progression.

AFL@JWU Recipes – October 17

October 17, 2017 – Chef Megan Lambert, MS, RD, Senior Instructor in College of Culinary Arts atJohnson & Wales University, Charlotte, prepared healthy, delightful recipes while Steph Saullo, RD of the UNC Nutrition Research Institute, shared nutrition information on each recipe. The recipes from the October 17 Appetite For Life are available here for your cooking enjoyment!