Be among the first to learn about cutting-edge research taking place at the Nutrition Research Institute and elsewhere in the field. Register now for free Appetite for Life presentations. Appetite for Life is a series of community programs that bring the latest scientific research down to earth in educational and interactive lectures, demonstrations and events. Our speakers, experts in their fields, present programs to help you understand what targeted nutrition is and how we are using advanced methods of research to investigate it for your improved healthcare.

When these programs are in Kannapolis, they’re held at Restaurant 46, which provides a relaxed environment to explore fascinating science topics. Each program features an expert presentation and informal discussion. Beverages and light bites are available from the Restaurant 46 menu. Restaurant 46, 101 West Avenue (Cannon Village), Kannapolis, NC 28081.

In Charlotte, we collaborate with Johnson & Wales University for programs called Cooking for Nourishment. These feature a JWU chef and an NRI registered dietitian who demonstrate and discuss healthy eating and cooking. Samples of the dishes demo’d are served. Hance Auditorium, Johnson & Wales University, 801 West Trade Street, Charlotte, NC 28202.

Cooking for Nourishment

AFL-March-SlideMarch 16, 2017 | 6 PM | Charlotte, NC

In collaboration with Johnson & Wales University, we are pleased to present a very special event at the JWU campus in Center City Charlotte. A chef from Johnson and Wales and a registered dietitian from the NRI will come together to demonstrate delicious, healthy cooking while sharing tips for consuming a balanced, nutritious diet. Attendees will be able to sample the fare. The location of the event is the Hance Auditorium, Johnson & Wales University, 801 West Trade Street, Charlotte, NC 28202. Register early for this much-anticipated event! Light fare will be served.

Registration now open.

Feed Your Brain: The importance of nutrition on cognitive aging | Grant Canipe

AFL AprilApril 18, 2017 | 6 PM | Kannapolis, NC

Healthy aging is unfortunately often accompanied by uninvited changes in our cognitive function. Grant Canipe, a Doctoral Student in the NRI’s Cheatham Nutrition & Cognition Lab, will explore some of the factors that contribute to brain-related changes as we age. Attendees of all ages will learn about a few of the key mechanisms that make their brain “work” and how some factors, such as how our bodies process nutrients, affect cognitive function.

 

“Great explanations of concepts.”

“Excellent speaker, very interesting and informative; she made learning enjoyable.”

“This series has given me great insight into helping me with food choices.”

“I loved the discussion of DNA relationship to diet and weight issues.”

“The demonstrations were fun and the food and hospitality were great. Thanks for offering such an enriching program!”

“Wonderful program overall! I would certainly attend again and recommend my friends and colleagues to attend.”

“I try to attend all of the Appetite for Life events and I am very grateful for the opportunity to continue to learn about nutrition health.”