‘Feeding Your Genome,’ a UA Nutritional Sciences Conference, Set for Feb. 22-24 with Lively Lineup

Learn how to “feed your genome” at this UA Nutritional Sciences Department annual conference, Feb. 22-24, 2017, with an international cast of speakers. Opening night dinner recognizes Tucson’s UNESCO City of Gastronomy designation and features Gene Smart Diet author Dr. Ski Chilton.

Join the University of Arizona Nutritional Sciences Department—an academic unit of the UA College of Agriculture and Life Sciences—for its Frontiers in Nutritional Sciences Conference on Feb. 22-24, 2017, in Tucson at the UA Student Union Memorial Center Grand Ballroom. The theme of this year’s event is “Feeding Your Genome – Precision Nutrition and Health.” A stellar lineup of international speakers has been confirmed who will share the science and the practice of precision nutrition, with a focus on practical application.

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Imagine a world in which nutrition and exercise recommendations are designed for YOU, and not the average person.

“We know that ‘one-size-fits-all’ programs and therapies do not lead to successful outcomes for most people. However, we are only beginning to learn just how unique we are,” said UA assistant professor and organizing committee chair Melanie Hingle, PhD. “Our 2017 conference is focused on the emerging field of precision nutrition and health, which focuses on tailored approaches to chronic disease prevention and treatment; those that consider individual differences in genes, environment, and lifestyles, and how these factors interact to influence your health and well-being, and that of your clients and patients.”

This conference is appropriate for health professionals, educators, students, scientists, and the interested public. We are very pleased to extend a special welcome to students, and to offer continuing education units for dietitians and consumer and family scientists and professionals.

 Conference registration includes two full days of science at the University of Arizona, and an opening night reception honoring Tucson’s designation as a UNESCO City of Gastronomy and featuring Ski Chilton, PhD, author of the Gene Smart Diet and The Rewired Brain. This "Food Wine and Healthy Living" evening event is also open to the public and tickets may be purchased separately for $40.

For more information, please contact Conference Organizing Committee chair, Dr. Hingle at hinglem@email.arizona.edu or 520-621-3087.

Nutrition & Type 2 Diabetes

Dr. Hingle also is the lecturer at the next Endocrinology Grand Rounds on Tuesday, Dec. 13, 3-4 p.m., in Room 5403 of the UA  College of Medicine – Tucson. To learn more about that public lecture—hosted by the UA Division of Endocrinology, Diabetes & Metabolism and the UA Health Sciences Center for Disparities in Diabetes, Obesity & Metabolism, click here for the event listing on the Department of Medicine calendar webpage.

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Release Date: 
12/06/2016 - 12:15pm