Pre-FNCE Foundation Symposium: New Insights in Potential Vascular and Metabolic Health Impact of Strawberries (Registration Required)

Saturday, October 26
1:30 PM – 3:30 PM
Location: 120-ABC
CE: 2.0
Level 2- Intermediate

Strawberries are the most highly consumed berry in the U.S. and in 2017 ranked third in consumption among all fresh fruits. Clinical research has demonstrated that regular consumption of strawberries may help reduce the risk of chronic disease and promote health. This session will go beyond the high nutritional content and low caloric value of strawberries to explore their unique phyto-bioactive chemistry, bioavailability and metabolism in humans, and explore their relationship with potential health outcomes. As the number of adults and children in the U.S. managing chronic conditions including atherosclerosis, hypertension, and type 2 diabetes is historically high, understanding the acute and chronic effects of adding strawberries to the diet on markers of these conditions is critical. Numerous recent clinical trials examining the health effects of strawberries on vascular and metabolic health will be presented. After the presentation, registered dietitian nutritionists will be able to utilize this latest research to help advise patients/clients in clinical settings and private practice.

Sponsored by: California Strawberry Commission

***Foundation Symposia will take place on Saturday, October 26 in the Pennsylvania Convention Center and are an additional cost of $10 each (Foundation donation). Academy members may log into their FNCE Registration Dashboard to register for these additional symposiums. A meal will not be provided during this session, please plan accordingly.

Learning Objectives:

  • Describe the unique polyphenol components of strawberries and their metabolite profile linking to biological effects.
  • Explain the latest research on the possible health effects of strawberries on vascular and metabolic outcomes using clinical and molecular biomarkers.
  • Utilize the research on strawberries to make science-based recommendations to patients/clients.

Learning Need Codes:

  • 2010 Botanicals, phytochemicals
  • 5160 Cardiovascular disease
  • 9020 Evaluation and application of research

    Symposium Organizer(s)

  • Susie Burns

  • *Moderator(s)

  • Toby Amidor, MS, RD, CDN


    Toby Amidor Nutrition, PC

  • Symposia Speaker(s)

  • Britt Burton-Freeman, PhD, MS

    Director, Institute for Food Safety and Health’s (IFSH) Center for Nutrition Research; Associate Professor in Food Science and Nutrition

    Illinois Institute of Technology

  • Arpita Basu, PhD, MPH, RD, LD