Does trans fat free really mean heart healthy? Are tropical oils and blended fats good replacements or are they more of the same? Join Guiding Stars nutrition experts for this webinar examining how fats used in our food supply affect the health of our population, and how current and past research impacts fats used by food manufacturers. You’ll learn about:
- The composition of fats found in our food supply
- How recommendations from the Dietary Guidelines for Americans and other organizations impact the use of fats
- Current scientific evidence on the role of fats in health
- How to develop messages to guide consumers to make more nutritious choices
Allison J Stowell MS, RD, CDN uses her background as a food and nutrition expert to help others adopt healthier living. She frequently speaks to community groups and leads seminars on nutrition, balanced diet, and disease prevention. As Guiding Stars’ Dietitian, Allison supports Guiding Stars partners in using Guiding Stars algorithms to educate the communities they serve. Her thoughts on nutrition can be found in her Guiding Stars health and wellness blog.
Allison also serves as a Retail Dietitian for Hannaford Supermarket, a Guiding Stars retail partner. Additionally, her professional journey includes maintaining a private practice that emphasizes a non-diet approach and increasing mindful eating to help her clients sustain positive health changes. She lives in Connecticut with her husband, two children and her dog Josie.
Lori has been keeping Maine residents healthy and active for years. She is the Manager of the Public Health Programs at the University of Southern Maine’s Muskie School of Public Service. Plus, she worked with Healthy Maine Partnerships to create the Maine Physical Activity and Nutrition Program. Lori’s passion for nutritional community outreach has been a cornerstone of the Guiding Stars Scientific Advisory Panel. Lori regularly contributes to the Guiding Stars blog.