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.

 

February 19, 2020 Appetite For Life

Appetite For Life – Wednesday, February 19, 2020: “The Food and Nutrition Myths that Never Fade Away: Time to Debunk Them,” presented by Cecilia Kwan, PhD, postdoctoral research associate, Smith Lab, UNC Nutrition Research Institute.

Program Summary
As we become more health conscious, we are eager to find ways to eat and live healthily. We chat with friends about their eating habits. We scroll through social media posts looking for trending diets. We search the internet for our favorite celebrity’s meal plan. Very soon, we find ourselves overwhelmed with conflicting information and opinions. “Should I avoid fat because it will make me fat?” “Do I need supplements after I work out?” “Are eggs really that bad?” Deciding which information to trust and which to question is not easy. In this talk, we will demystify some of these common myths about foods, nutrition and health, and take a closer look at what the science really says about them. Let’s say goodbye to these myths and embrace the true science of healthy eating!

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 2020 PROGRAM SCHEDULE

  • March 18, 2020 @ 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!