Calories Close Up: A Detailed Look at the Energy Unit that Rules Our Diets

Thursday, September 15, 2016 at 3:00 pm EST

We all know about calories: many dieters spend a lot of time and effort in their day-to-day lives counting calories. But how well do you really know this common energy unit? Join us to learn about the science behind calories and the “real life” implications of this science. We’ll discuss the latest research around calories, including how unique environmental and physiological factors influence the way individuals metabolize calories and how this impacts our ability to truly know how many calories we consume from different foods.

You will be able to:

  • Report on recent research on calories and metabolism
  • Understand the impact of calorie research on guidance around reaching/maintaining an ideal body weight
  • Examine how calories as listed on a food label may not accurately define how calories are metabolized
  • Share science and education gained with patients, clients, consumers, colleagues, students and others to increase their knowledge and encourage greater future understanding of this important topic

This is a one-hour, live webinar for Registered Dietitians and Dietetic Technicians, Registered. This webinar was approved for one CPE credit. Met learning codes 4030, 2020, and 5370.

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Allison Stowell, MS, RD, CDN
Guiding Stars Dietitian
As a Registered Dietitian, Allison enables individuals to make positive, sustainable changes in their eating habits by stressing conscious eating, improving relationships with food and offering a non-diet approach for reaching and maintaining ideal body weight. She joins the Guiding Stars team to help people in a number of sectors (grocery, hospitals, schools and universities) to understand how to use the Guiding Stars nutrition navigation program to make healthier food choices.

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Kitty Broihier, MS, RD, LD
Scientific Advisor
Kitty has dedicated her career to helping businesses, public relations agencies, trade associations and the media navigate the ever-changing nutrition landscape. She is the president of NutriComm Inc., a consultancy specializing in food and nutrition communications. Kitty is also an adjunct faculty member of Southern Maine Community College’s Nutrition Department. Kitty has served on the board of the Maine Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics for many years, including two terms as president.

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