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We welcome John Foreyt to the Editorial Advisory Board at Nutrition Today!!

  
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Nutrition Today is pleased to announce that John Foreyt, MD, has joined the editorial advisory board. He brings additional expertise in reviewing the articles published in Nutrition Today as well as considerable science knowledge.

 

Dr Foreyt is a professor at Baylor College of Medicine in Houston, Tex, and director of the Behavioral Medicine Research Center. John's research focuses on developing strategies for maintaining a healthy lifestyle to reduce the occurrence of coronary heart disease and other chronic diseases. His studies at the Behavioral Medicine Research Center include efforts to improve methods to reduce body weight in obese individuals, blood pressure in hypertensive patients, glucose in diabetic patients, and lipid levels in dyslipidemic patients. Dr Foreyt's group also works with healthy individuals, exploring strategies for keeping them healthy. Welcome John!!

 

Awards and Kudos at ASNS

James (Jim) O. Hill, director, Clinical Nutrition Research Unit, University of Colorado Health Science Center, received the Centrum Center for Nutrition Science Award sponsored by Wyeth Consumer Healthcare for his profound research in weight management and behavior at the ASNS April meeting.

 

The Peter Reeds Memorial Young Investigator Award was given to Dr Bart Deplancke of the University of Massachusetts Medical School for his work on how host genetic background affects disease outcome in response to bacterial-derived environmental insults.

 

Donald B. Jump, professor of physiology, biochemistry and molecular biology, Michigan State University, was honored with the Osborne and Mendel Award sponsored by the International Life Sciences Institute of North America for his work that significantly advanced our understanding of the important role for dietary polyunsaturated fatty acids (PUFAs) in gene regulation.

 

Nutrition Today editor, Johanna Dwyer, DSC, of Tufts University received the Conrad A. Elvehjem Award at the Experimental Biology 2004 meeting in April for her distinguished service to the public in nutrition. Kraft Foods sponsored the award.

 

Congratulations to Xiang-Dong Wang of Tufts University, who received this year's E.L.R. Stokstad Award at Experimental Biology for his pioneering studies with caroteniods that have resulted in new understanding in nutrient-disease interactions.

 

Donald C. Beitz, distinguished professor, Department of Animal Science, Biochemistry and Biophysics, and Molecular Biology, Iowa State University, was the winner of the Dannon Institute Mentorship Award this year for his outstanding training of postdoctoral students. During nearly 4 decades in nutrition science research and education at Iowa State University, Dr Beitz chaired or cochaired the thesis committees for 33 PhD and 42 MS students and worked with 7 postdoctoral associates.

 

At the American Society for Clinical Nutrition annual meeting held at Experimental Biology in San Diego this year, among the awardees were Michael Jensen, MD, of the Mayo Clinic, who received the Robert Herman Award; and Rebecca Stoltzfus, PhD, at Cornell University, who received the Norman Kretchmar Memorial Award in Nutrition Development. Lisa Hark, PhD, of the University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine, received the Roland L. Weinsier Award for Excellence in Medical/Dental Nutrition Education, which is supported by the Dannon Institute. Sally Squires of the Washington Post was the first recipient of the ASNS/ASCN Nutrition Sciences Journalism Award. Congratulations!!

 

Carole Palmer Awarded NH Dietician of the Year

Editorial Advisory Board member Carole Palmer, EdD, RD, professor and head of Oral Health Promotion at Tufts School of Dental Medicine, was selected by the New Hampshire Dietetic Association as its 2005 Outstanding Dietitian of the Year. Dr Palmer was commended for her "cutting-edge leadership in an area of dietetics and nutrition where few have practiced." She will be honored at a conference of the New Hampshire Dietetic Association in November. Congratulations Carole!!

  
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American Dietetic Association Elects New Officers

The American Dietetic Association (ADA) has just announced its new leadership. It includes President Rebecca Reeves, and the new leaders include President-Elect Judith A. Gilbride, PhD, RD, CDN, FADA, HOD; Speaker-Elect Jessie M. Pavlinac, MS, RD, CSR, LD; ADA Board At-Large Director, Trisha Fuhrman, MS, RD, LD, FADA; and HOD directors Judith C. Rodriguez, PhD, RD, FADA, and Marsha K. Schofield, MS, RD, LD.

 

USDA Builds New Pyramid

The US Department of Agriculture (USDA) unveiled MyPyramid in April. The new symbol and interactive food guidance system that replaces the Food Guide Pyramid introduced in 1992. It is part of an overall food guidance system that emphasizes the need for a more individualized approach to improving diet and lifestyle. It is designed to incorporate recommendations from the 2005 Dietary Guidelines. MyPyramid was developed to carry the messages of the dietary guidelines and to make Americans aware of the vital health benefits of simple and modest improvements in nutrition, physical activity, and lifestyle behavior. The symbol is meant to encourage consumers to make healthier food choices and to be active every day. In-depth information is available from the new Web site, http://MyPyramid.gov, so that they can make these choices to fit their own needs.

 

Calendar

June 23-26, 2005

American Association of Family and Consumer Sciences Conference on Sizing-Up America

 

Minneapolis, Minn

 

For more information, contact annualconf@aafcs.org.

 

July 14-15, 2005

American Institute of Cancer International Research Conference on Food, Nutrition, and Cancer

 

Hyatt Regency Washington on Capitol Hill, 400 New Jersey Ave NW, Washington, DC 20001.

 

For more information, contact The Pearson Group, 904 Princess Anne Street, Suite 103, Fredericksburg, VA 22401; 703-683-6334 or 540-373-4493; fax 540-373-8893; aicr@pearsonplanners.com; http://www.aicr.org/conference.

 

July 17-20, 2005

American School Food Service Association Annual National Conference

 

Baltimore, Md

 

For more information, visit http://www.asfsa.orgservicecenter@asfsa.org.

 

July 17-22, 2005

Fourteenth International Symposium on Carotenoids

 

Edinburgh International Conference Center, Edinburgh, Scotland

 

For more information, contact Organizing Committee Chair, 44-151-231-3575; fax: 44-151-708-9867; a.j.young@livjm.ac.uk; http://www.carotenoidsociety.org.

 

July 23-27, 2005

Society for Nutrition Education Annual Conference

 

Hyatt Regency Grand Cypress Report, Orlando, Fla

 

For more information, contact the SNE Office, 7150 Winton Dr, Suite 300, Indianapolis, IN 46268; 800-235-6690; http://www.sne.org.

 

August 13-18, 2005

Gastrointestinal Tract XI: Innovations in GI Research and Therapy

 

FASEB 2005 Research Conference Snowmass Village, Colo

 

For more information, contact jlevin@faseb.org or visit http://http://src.faseb.org.

 

September 9-10, 2005

2005 National Eating Disorders Association Conference for Families and Professionals: Working Together

 

Denver Marriott City Center, Denver, Colo

 

For more information, visit http://www.nationaleatingdisorders.org/p.asp?WebPage_ID=782.

 

September 11-13, 2005

First International Symposium on Trans Fatty Acids and Health

 

Rungstedgaard, Copenhagen, Denmark

 

For more information, contact The Danish Nutrition Council; http://www.ernaeringsraadet.dk.

 

September 14-16, 2005

6th International Food Data Conference on Food Composition Data and the Nutrition Dilemma

 

Pretoria, South Africa

 

For more information, visit http://www.arc.agric.za/fooddata/main.htm.

 

September 19-23, 2005

18th International Congress of Nutrition on Nutritional Safari for Innovative Solutions

 

Durban, South Africa

 

For more information, contact Pauline Kuzwayo, Provate Bag X6001, Potchefstroom 2520, South Africa; +27-18-299-2469/+27-18-299-4237; fax +27-18-299-2464; safari@puk.ac.za; http://www.puk.ac.za/iuns.

 

September 22-25, 2005

American College of Nutrition 46th Annual Meeting

 

Kiawah Island Resort, 5480 Sea Forest Dr, Kiawah Island, SC 29455.

 

For more information, contact American College of Nutrition, 300 South Duncan Ave, Suite 225, Clearwater, FL 33755; 727-446-6086; fax: 727-446-6202; office@am-coll-nutr.org; anutrition@tampabay.rr.com; http://www.amcollnutr.org.

 

September 25-28, 2005

26th World Congress and Exhibition of the International Society for Fat Research. Modern Aspects of Fats and Oils-A Fascinating Source of Knowledge

 

Hilton Hotel, Prague, Czech Republic

 

For more information, visit http://www.isfnet.org/congress/call.htm.

 

September 28-October 2, 2005

American Academy of Family Physicians Annual Meeting

 

San Francisco, Calif

 

For more information, contact AAFP; 913-906-6000; http://www.aafp.org.