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Take advantage of the many opportunities to get involved with the UNC Nutrition Research Institute (NRI) and help us become the world’s premier institute for scientific discovery: make a gift, attend an Appetite for Life event, or participate in our research.
As scientists, physicians, and healthcare practitioners better understand nutritional individuality, they will be able to enhance human health, improve brain development, and more effectively treat diseases like obesity, cancer, and diabetes. Be part of our team!
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If your child is 7 to 12 years of age (or will turn 7 soon), you are invited to participate in a research study.
We are interested in how children’s diets affect their brains. What you’ll do:
- Three 15-minute phone calls about your child’s diet
- You may qualify for one 2-hour visit to the Nutrition Research Institute in Kannapolis, NC
- Your child will play games on a computer and try a maze test, and you will answer questions about your child’s day-to-day mood and activities.
Why “good” and “bad” are irrelevant when talking about genes and nutrition
…“How to override your bad genes with food.” “Can Exercise Override Bad Genes?” “Good Nutrition Can Overcome Bad Genes”… We are bombarded by media with these kinds of messages. The main theme, of course, is that many of us may have “bad” genes that would put us at risk of a certain poor health outcome unless we eat less of “this” and more of “that.”
Banana Orange Smoothie
2 ripe, large bananas
2 medium oranges
8 oz lowfat vanilla yogurt
Dash of ground cinnamon and nutmeg
Pell bananas; slice into blender container or food processor • Peel oranges; cut into chunks • Add to blender with yogurt, cinnamon and nutmeg • Cover; blend until smooth.