The Skinny on Fats

Thursday, October 20, 2011 at 2:00pm

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

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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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Lori Kaley, MS, MSB, RD, LD
Scientific Advisor
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.

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