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 precision nutrition is and how we are using advanced methods of research to investigate it for your improved healthcare.

Change for Fall 2019! When these programs are in Kannapolis, they’re held at Rowan-Cabarrus Community College Biotechnology Training Center located on the North Carolina Research Campus. Each program features an expert presentation and informal discussion. Light bites will be provided. Rowan-Cabarrus Community College Biotechnology Training Center, 399 Biotechnology Lane, 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.

 

November 13, 2019 Appetite For Life

Appetite For Life – Wednesday, November 13, 2019: The role of the gut microbiome in metabolism of dietary components presented by Katie Meyer, ScD, Assistant Professor of Nutrition, UNC Nutrition Research Institute. Over the past decade, we have gained new appreciation for the possibility that the gut microbiome may impact a range of chronic diseases. One pathway by which the gut microbiome may influence health is through microbial metabolism of dietary components. These metabolic processes can yield small molecules that have physiologic effects. Interestingly, due to differences in the gut microbiome among people, there can be large variability in the production of these small molecules. This has potential relevance for precision nutrition approaches, because the same diet could have different effects on people depending on their microbiome.

New Location!
Program begins at 6:00 PM at  Rowan Cabarrus Community College Biotechnology Training Center 
on the NC Research Campus, 399 Biotechnology Lane, Kannapolis, NC 28081. Doors open at 5:15 PM. Seating for the program is limited.  Come a few minutes early to park and get a seat!

Register here.

AFL 2019 PROGRAM SCHEDULE

  • January 16 – Saroja Voruganti, PhD @ RCCC Biotechnology Training Center on the NCRC
October 15, 2019 Appetite For Life @ Johnson & Wales University

Appetite For Life Tuesday, October 15, 2019: “Hearty Fall Soups & Stews” 

In collaboration with Johnson & Wales University, we are pleased to present a very special event at the JWU campus in Center City Charlotte. Chef Megan Lambert, MS, RD, from Johnson & Wales and Sarah Hreyo 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 following the presentation.

Program begins at 6:00 PM in  Hance Auditorium at Johnson & Wales University, 801 West Trade Street (at Cedar Street), Charlotte, NC 28202. Get directions here.

Parking is available in the Cedar Street Parking Deck, 116 S Cedar Street, immediately adjacent to Johnson & Wales. Bring your parking ticket to be validated at the Appetite For Life check-in table. Doors open at 5:30 PM. Seating is limited.  Come a few minutes early to get a seat!

Register here. 

AFL 2019 PROGRAM SCHEDULE

  • November 13 – Katie Meyer, ScD @ RCCC Biotechnology Training Center on the NCRC
  • January 16 – Saroja Voruganti, PhD @ RCCC Biotechnology Training Center on the NCRC

AFL Program Summaries: September 2019 – May 2020

If you miss any of our programs this season, you can view PowerPoint presentations and videos of them here. Click the image to see a listing of the programs and the media materials associated with each one.  Enjoy!

AFL Program Summaries: September 2018 – May 2019

If you missed any of our programs this season, you can view PowerPoint presentations and videos of them here. Click the image to see a listing of the programs and the media materials associated with each one.  Enjoy!

AFL Program Summaries: September 2017 – May 2018

If you missed any of our programs during this past AFL season, you can view PowerPoint presentations and videos of them here. Click the image to see a listing of the programs and the media materials associated with each one.  Enjoy!