Evidence and Practice for Building Nutrigenomic Dietitians
The field of nutritional genomics continues to develop rapidly, with a growing impact on the delivery of personalized nutrition care and the role of the RDN as expert in personalized nutrition recommendations. This session will provide a brief review of the research findings in the Academy’s Evidence Analysis Center’s nutrigenomics project and will expand upon the research published since the Evidence Anaysis Library project was completed. The speakers will describe how to navigate through the nutrigenomics landscape by discussing the best available evidence supporting nutrigenomics in clinical practice and the limitations of that evidence. Speakers will also discuss the current nutrigenomics environment: direct to consumer versus practitioner-based nutrigenetic tests, the need for implementing nutritional genomics in the classroom, and resources for professional development.
Planned with the Dietitians in Integrative & Functional Medicine Dietetic Practice Group
- Describe the current research about incorporating genetic information into nutrition counseling and care.
- Discuss ideas for implementing nutritional genomics in the classroom in accordance with ACEND’s 2017 competency.
- Define the criteria required to evaluate the credibility and clinical usefulness of commercial testing companies, laboratories and specific tests available.
- 4.1.2 Interprets and integrates evidence-based
research and literature in decision making.
- 1.3.1 Applies strategies that engage the customer in
a collaborative approach.
- 6.2.5 Applies research/evidence-based findings to
improve practice, service delivery, and health and
nutrition of customers.
Kory DeAngelo, MS RDN CD
Yael Joffe, PhD, RD, FACN
Chief Science Officer
Amy Ellis, PhD, MPH, RDN, LD
Department of Human Nutrition, University of Alabama, Tuscaloosa, AL