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11th Annual Building Healthy Lifestyles Conference

Nutrition: Fads, Facts and Fallacies

Friday, March 18, 2016 - Saturday, March 19, 2016

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The 11th Annual Building Healthy Lifestyles Conference will feature internationally recognized experts from within and outside the Arizona State University community who will present cutting edge research and fresh perspectives on a number of "hot" nutrition topics. The conference provides opportunities for experts and students to network and discuss the latest research.

The 7+ hours of content presented during this 2-day conference is intended for dietitians, nutritionists, healthcare professionals, fitness professionals, researchers, policy makers, and students who seek to enhance their understanding of the impact of nutrition on health.

This conference is organized by graduate students in the interdisciplinary Physical Activity, Nutrition and Wellness doctoral program within the School of Nutrition and Health Promotion, under the supervision of conference co-chairs, professors Glenn Gaesser and Siddhartha Angadi.

This conference provides 7.5 hours of CEU.

Conference Speakers:

Andrew Brown, PhD

Andrew Brown, PhD
University of Alabama at Birmingham

Topic: Conflicting, conflicted, and incomplete narratives in nutrition and obesity research

Julie Jones, PhD
St. Catherine University

Topic: Are new wheat varieties really making us fat and sick?

Alan Levinovitz, PhD

Alan Levinovitz, PhD
James Madison University

Topic: The gluten lie and other myths about what you eat

Richard (Rick) Mattes, PhD

Richard (Rick) Mattes, PhD, RD
Purdue University

Topic: Is a calorie a calorie?

Marlene Zuk, PhD

Marlene Zuk, PhD
University of Minnesota

Topic: Paleofantasy: What evolution tells us about modern lives and diets

Glenn Gaesser, PhD

Glenn Gaesser, PhD
Arizona State University

Topic: Carbohydrates and exercise performance: Is low the way to go, or the way to bonk?

Sonia Vega Lopez, PhD

Sonia Vega Lopez, PhD
Arizona State University

Topic: Dietary cholesterol: The good, the bad, and the egg?

Christopher Wharton, PhD

Christopher Wharton, PhD
Arizona State University

Topic: Sustainable materialism: Challenging the excess in diet and lifestyle behaviors

Corrie Whisner, PhD

Corrie Whisner, PhD
Arizona State University

Topic: Going with your gut: Insights on prebiotics, probiotics, superbugs and health

Who Should Attend:

  • Dietitians
  • Nutritionists
  • Healthcare professionals
  • Fitness professionals
  • Policy makers
  • Researchers
  • Students

Location: 
Embassy Suites Phoenix - Tempe
4400 S. Rural Rd.
Tempe, AZ 85282

Registration: 
Regular (Closes 3/14/16):
$125 - professionals
$50 - students (w/ valid ID)

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Event Schedule

Location: 
Embassy Suites Phoenix - Tempe
4400 S. Rural Rd.
Tempe, AZ 85282

Contact:
For more information, call 602-827-2314 or e-mail bhlconference@gmail.com.

 

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School of Nutrition and Health Promotion
Friday, March 18, 2016 - Saturday, March 19, 2016
Location: 
Embassy Suites Phoenix - Tempe