The DNA Diet: Knowing How Your Genes Can Help You Fit Into Your Jeans

May 20, 2019 – How are we expected to make healthy choices about food when the headlines are so confusing? We all suffer whiplash when we read butter is bad, then butter is good; when red meat is bad, then red meat is good; when red wine is good, and then it is bad….so, what is the headline du jour? Once again, eggs are reported to be bad for you due to their cholesterol content.1 How concerned should we be when we all know the egg has had a tumultuous relationship with science? Read more.


Studies Explore Mechanisms Behind Obesity-Cancer Link

May 23, 2019 – Please join us in celebrating A Decade of Nutrition Discoveries as part of this month’s Appetite For Life. Isi Trujillo, PhD, post doctoral research associate in the Zeisel Lab at the NRI, will present “Developing Your Next Essential Health Test.” Read more.

Zeisel Receives AICR’s Distinguished Service Award

May 23, 2019 – Steven Zeisel, MD, PhD, professor in the Department of Nutrition at the UNC Gillings School of Global Public Health and director of the UNC Nutrition Research Institute in Kannapolis, N.C., was awarded the American Institute for Cancer Research’s (AICR) Distinguished Service Award at the institute’s annual meeting May 16, 2019. The award recognizes professionals with outstanding contributions to research and/or education related to nutrition, physical activity and weight management in the field of cancer, as well as extraordinary leadership, commitment and service to AICR. Read more.

May AFL Program Recap: “Developing Your Next Essential Health Test”

May 31, 2019 –If you missed May’s Appetite for Life Presentation by Isi Trujillo, PhD, you can catch up. The live presentation took place at Forty-Six in Kannapolis on Wednesday, May 15, 2019. View the Power Point from the presentation and the program video here.

Appetite For Life Summer Tours: See Where Nutrition Discoveries Happen – New Format!

May 31, 2019 –See where and learn how scientific discovery takes place by touring two facilities on the NC Research Campus in Kannapolis. If you visit the Nutrition Research Institute (NRI) this summer you’ll get a bonus tour! We have partnered with our neighbors at NC State University so that your summer tour will include visits to research facilities at both the NRI and the adjacent NC State Plants for Human Health Institute (PHHI). Read more and register.