Expo Hall Learning Center
Sunday, October 22
11:30 a.m. – 12:15 p.m. (Presentation)
Small but Mighty: Human and Environmental Health Benefits of Lentils
This presentation will discuss how the nutritional attributes of lentils fit within the context of current dietary guidelines and trends like plant-based, low-carbohydrate and paleo diets. A summary of the emerging research will be provided including the effect of lentils on exercise performance as well as the associations between habitual lentil consumption and chronic disease risk. Lastly, the contribution of lentil production and consumption to environmental sustainability will be discussed.
Presented by FNCE® Exhibitor Signature Supporter: Lentils.org
1:30 – 2 p.m. (Briefing)
Complementary Feeding Matters: Optimal Nutrition from 6 to 24 Months
Complementary foods matter. Solid foods are introduced during a time when the infant is growing at a high rate in both length and weight, as their brain is expanding rapidly, and as their organs are still developing after birth. Goals for complementary feeding include not only energy and nutrients, but also encouraging food acceptance, establishing responsive parenting, and building a first dietary pattern. New insights of the role of nutrients in infant cognitive development, as well as data on what foods infants and toddlers age 6 to 24 months are actually consuming will be shared.
Presented by DanoneWave
2:15 – 2:45 p.m. (Briefing)
Digesting Dairy—Lactose & Protein Digestion in Dairy Avoiders
25% of Americans complain of gastrointestinal discomfort after drinking milk, however only about 5% are clinically confirmed with lactose intolerance. In this briefing, hear from the lead researcher from a pilot trial in New Zealand designed to investigate whether it is the proteins in milk that cause dairy intolerance and if milk with different proteins cause fewer digestive problems. Unlike any other study of milk intolerance, subjects in The a2 Milk for Gut Comfort Study (aMiGo) consumed conventional milk, lactose-free milk and A1 protein-free milk and their tolerance was evaluated by breath, blood and urinary measures and MRIs.
Presented by FNCE® Exhibitor Healthy Gut Pavilion Supporter: The a2 Milk Company™
Monday, October 23
10:15 – 10:45 a.m (Briefing)
Nutrition’s Influence on Industry: How Nutrition Professionals Impact the Food Supply
Your patients, friends and family look to you to provide accurate, reliable, and actionable nutrition advice. But your recommendations, conversations, and opinions also influence the food environment and the food industry. Join us to learn why your voice matters, examples of how food and nutrition professionals impact the food supply, and how you can continue to influence our food environment.
Presented by FNCE® Exhibitor Wellness & Prevention Pavilion Supporter: Campbell Soup Company
11 – 11:30 a.m (Briefing)
High – Amylose Maize Resistant Starch in Foods Helps Improve Glycemic Management
This briefing will explore the clinical science support and the positive health implications of including Hi-Maize Resistant Starch in the meal plan of adults at risk of developing Type 2 Diabetes. The audience will gain knowledge about the food groups Hi-Maize can be found in as well as the four FDA approved health claim statements that identify those food products. The participants will gain additional information to incorporate into their nutrition therapy and diabetes self-management education tool kits and materials.
Presented by FNCE® Exhibitor Wellness & Prevention Pavilion Supporter: Ingredion Incorporated
11:45 a.m. – 12:30 p.m. (Presentation)
The Almighty Prune: Strengthening Bones and Improving Eating Habits
One in three women and one in five men over the age of 50 will break a bone due to osteoporosis. A leading bone health researcher will discuss the prevalence of bone health and the importance of prevention from an early age. She will review the latest research exploring the link between prunes and bone health, and will also discuss new research underway to examine the potential bone health benefits of prunes in men. You’ll also learn key counseling tips that have proven instrumental in helping a fellow RDN accomplish great success as a nutrition entrepreneur, including staring on a dieting reality TV show, and helping a professional baseball team to makeover their diets during a championship year.
Presented by FNCE® Exhibitor Signature Supporter: Sunsweet Growers
12:45 – 1:30 p.m. (Presentation)
Staying on Trend: The Powerful Flavonoid Consumers Need
Today’s consumer receives many nutrition messages every day ranging from Facebook posts to healthy lifestyle television shows. Bottom line, the search for “new” in health and wellness is constant. There is a body of research unfolding in the area of flavonoids/bioactives that will be of interest to wellness seeking consumers – like Millennial Moms who actively champion their family’s health– particularly when it comes to the flavonoid hesperidin. Found in oranges and 100% orange juice, hesperidin contributes mightily to the overall benefits of this nutrient-dense beverage, including positive effects on cholesterol, blood pressure and blood vessel function, as well as some inflammatory and oxidative stress markers. This presentation will arm nutrition professionals with the science on this lesser known flavonoid and the benefits to consumers.
Presented by the Florida Department of Citrus
2 – 2:30 p.m. (Briefing)
Provision of Ready-To-Drink Protein Post Bariatric Surgery: Compliance and Efficacy
Adequate protein intake has been identified as a critical strategy for improving outcomes in bariatric surgery patients. Many patients are well below the recommended protein intake because they struggle to tolerate solid, protein-rich foods following bariatric surgery. Liquid protein supplements have been recommended as a method of facilitating sufficient intake. Despite recommendations for consuming protein shakes post-surgery, adherence and tolerability to this recommendation has yet to be evaluated. Insight into effects on satiety, mood, quality of life and functionality, as well as metabolic rate and body composition changes will also be addressed.
Presented by FNCE® Exhibitor Signature Supporter: Premier Protein