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.

Fall Appetite For Life Programs

Fall Appetite For Life Programs begin September 27.  Folami Ideraabdullah, PhD, will give a program titled, “Vitamin D & Human Health: 10 Things Your Mother Never Told You”.  Johnson & Wales University will host our October 17 program,  featuring a Nutrition Talk and Demonstration. Just before the holiday season begins, Susan Smith, PhD, NRI Deputy Director for Science, will give a timely program titled, “Eat Like a Nutritionist and Still Enjoy the Holiday Season” on November 14.

All programs begin at 6:00 PM unless otherwise noted. Guests should arrive a few minutes early. Program Dates:

  • September 27 @ Restaurant 46, Kannapolis
  • October 17 @ Johnson & Wales University, Charlotte
  • November 14 @ Restaurant 46, Kannapolis
  • January – TBA
  • February – TBA
  • March – TBA

Program seating is limited.  Registration for September 27 opens August 23. 

* Registration open.

Follow the links below to view AFL Powerpoint presentations.

Med Diet: Greeks Had It Right AFL May 2017

Craving Tasty Treats! AFL February 2017

Gluten, Lactose, Allergens, Oh My! AFL January 2017 

“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.”