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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Dietitian Allison Stowell
Allison Stowell, MS, RD, CDN
Guiding Stars Dietitian

Allison uses her background as a food and nutrition expert to help others adopt healthier living. Frequently asked to contribute to nutrition, wellness and family life blogs and publications. She also frequently speaks to community groups and leads seminars on nutrition, balanced diet and disease prevention. As Guiding Stars’ Consulting Dietitian, Allison supports Guiding Stars partners in using the Guiding Stars nutritional algorithm to educate the communities they serve.

Her thoughts on nutrition can be also found in her Guiding Stars health and wellness blog. Allison also serves as a Retail Dietitian for Hannaford Supermarket, a Guiding Stars retail partner. Her professional journey also includes maintaining a private practice, which emphasizes a non-diet approach and increasing mindful eating as the key to making better food choices and healthy living. She lives in Connecticut with her husband, two young children and her dog Josie.

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Kitty Broihier, MS, RD, LD
Kitty Broihier, MS, RD, LD
Scientific Advisor

Kitty is a member of the Guiding Stars Scientific Advisory Panel, a panel of experts in the fields of nutrition and public health, formed to develop a set of criteria which resulted in the design of a now patented algorithm used to analyze food products. Kitty is also a food and nutrition communications expert and the owner of NutriComm Inc., a marketing and communications company that services food manufacturers, trade groups and public relations firms nationwide.

Previously on the editorial staff at Good Housekeeping magazine, she has written many magazine articles and contributes regularly to a variety of publications and websites, including the Guiding Stars blog. Kitty is also the co-author of several cookbooks. A member of the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics and several of the association’s practice groups, she served two terms of service as the president of the Maine Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics. Kitty is also an adjunct instructor in the nutrition department at Southern Maine Community College. A mother to two young adults, she resides in South Portland, Maine with her husband.

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