The Choices I.C.A.N. Make

January 25, 2019 – Pregnant women are often consumed by dietary choices such as finding a great prenatal vitamin, eating foods that will promote fetal growth, and doing everything they can to protect their pregnancy. After delivery, however, the mother’s preoccupation with her diet often pauses for four to six months. The Cheatham Nutrition & Cognition Lab is turning this type of thinking on its head with the belief that what women eat while breastfeeding greatly impacts their breastmilk and ultimately, their children’s development. Read more.


Celebrating and Preparing in A Milestone Year

January 25, 2019 – As we at the NRI celebrate our tenth anniversary year, we are also taking measures to secure our longevity. Our world-class research facility on the North Carolina Research Campus opened in 2008 with the most advanced equipment, instrumentation, and laboratories available. Now, as we enter a second decade, administrators are evaluating our building, systems, and staffing to ensure that our scientists have the best infrastructure to allow them to continue their quest for new precision nutrition discoveries. Read more.

Register now for Appetite For Life February 12

January 25, 2019 – Mary Ann Lila, PhD, director of the NC State Plants for Human Health Institute will present a fascinating talk on developments in functional foods that can address nutritional deficits.

There’s no question that plant foods (fruits, vegetables, and herbals) are able to synthesize complex chemical bioactive compounds (phytoactives) that are more sophisticated than any human synthetic chemist can create – and in many cases, more efficacious at preventing or treating chronic human diseases and metabolic disorders.  Despite the fact that a wider diversity of produce than ever before is available to modern consumers, and ample evidence for effective disease prevention using certain diets is readily available in the popular press, the human race seems to be sliding down a slippery path to largely preventable ill-health.  Why? View the program Power Point presentation and the program video here.

Nutrigenetics, Nutrigenomics and Precision Nutrition Short Course Registration Is Open

January 25, 2019 – For the fourth year in a row, the UNC Nutrition Research Institute and the UNC Nutrition Obesity Research Center will present the NGx Short Course June 3-6, 2019 on the North Carolina Research Campus in Kannapolis, NC. This workshop-style course will provide the fundamental concepts of nutrigenetics, nutrigenomics and personalized nutrition through cutting-edge presentations and hands-on experiences. Attendees will have the opportunity to participate in a personal DNA test and examine their own nutrigenetic data.