Nutrition and Immunity: Evidence at the Intersection of Diet and Health

Nutrition and Immunity: Evidence at the Intersection of Diet and Health

Sunday, October 17
4:00 PM – 5:30 PM (Central Time)
Location:
CE: 1.5
Level 2 (intermediate knowledge/expertise)
Activity Code: 164501

Immune health and the role nutrition plays is a hot topic and getting hotter. What is the evidence at the intersection of nutrition, immune function and immune impacting factors? This session will examine the evidence on the relationship between diet and nutrients on immune health and applications to dietary guidance for clients/patients. Factors such as aging and frailty, overweight and obesity, and additional co-morbid conditions that impact the body’s immune response will be highlighted.

Planned by the Committee for Lifelong Learning

Learning Objectives:

  • Explain the mechanisms and benefits of a well-functioning immune system
  • Summarize the evidence of the role of nutrition on immune function and inflammatory responses and predisposition to at-risk groups.
  • Apply critical thinking to the evidence to evaluate label claims concerning nutrition and immune health.

Performance Indicators:

  • 4.1.2 Interprets and integrates evidence-based research and literature in decision making.
  • 8.1.2 Applies knowledge of food and nutrition as well as the biological, physical and social sciences in practice.
  • 8.1.4 Demonstrates knowledge of nutrient requirements throughout the life span and their role in health promotion and disease management.

    Moderator(s)

  • Nutrition and Immunity: Evidence at the Intersection of Diet and Health -

    Deepa Handu, PhD, RDN

    Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics

  • Speaker(s)

  • Nutrition and Immunity: Evidence at the Intersection of Diet and Health -

    Philip Calder, DPhil, RNutr

    Head of Human Development & Health; Professor of Nutritional Immunology

    University of Southampton

  • Nutrition and Immunity: Evidence at the Intersection of Diet and Health -

    Simin Meydani, DVM, PhD

    Senior Scientist & Director Nutritional Immunology Lab JM USDA Human Nutrition Research Center on Aging at Tufts

    Tufts University

  • Nutrition and Immunity: Evidence at the Intersection of Diet and Health -

    Carol Haggans, MS, RD

    Scientific and Health Communications Consultant

    Office of Dietary Supplements – National Institutes of Health