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Welcome New Nutrition Today Editorial Advisory Board Members!

Nutrition Today is pleased to announce 3 more new members of the editorial advisory board: Drs Allison Eldrige, Rebecca Couris, and Linda Snetselaar. They each bring wonderful insights from their respective fields to the articles published in Nutrition Today.


Linda G. Snetselaar, RD, PhD, is currently a professor in the Department of Epidemiology at the University of Iowa. In addition to being a registered dietician, she completed her PhD at the University of Iowa. Her current research interests include the relationships between diet and cardiovascular disease, renal disease, diabetes, and cancer.

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Rebecca Couris PhD, RPh, is an associate professor of Nutrition Science and Pharmacy Practice at the Massachusetts College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences in Boston. In addition to being a registered pharmacist, Becky received her PhD in Nutrition from the Friedman School of Nutrition Science and Policy at Tufts University. Becky currently maintains a practice site at the Marino Center for Progressive Health in Cambridge, where she integrates her drug therapy and nutrition expertise to improve patient care. She is especially expert in the effects of dietary constituents on blood coagulation.


Alison Eldrige, PhD, RD, is the Manager of Nutrition Science at General Mills Bell Institute of Health and Nutrition. Her group develops health information on dietary intake and sponsorship of external research to support General Mills brands. Alison received a PhD in Nutritional Sciences from the University of Arizona and is also a registered dietitian. Her graduate research included the behavioral and attitudinal predictors of supplement use among college students and dietary predictors of cardiovascular disease. Welcome, Alison, Becky, and Linda!

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Welcome, Jerrilynn Burrowes: New Nutrition Today Clinical Expert!

We welcome as our new clinical columnist Jerrilynn D. Burrowes, PhD, RD, assistant professor in the Department of Nutrition, School of Health Professions and Nursing at the C.W. Post Campus of Long Island University. She replaces Ann Coulston, MS, RD, who retired when she took on responsibilities at Eli Lilly but who remains on our editorial advisory board. Jerrilynn received her graduate degrees in Nutrition from New York University and her bachelor's degree in biology/premedicine from Fisk University in Nashville, Tenn. Dr Burrowes has more than 20 years of experience in clinical dietetics, with a specialization in nutritional management of adults with chronic kidney disease. She has published many peer-reviewed journal articles and is currently the Editor of the Nutrition Section for Advances in Chronic Kidney Disease and a member of the editorial board for the Journal of Renal Nutrition. In 2005, she served for several months as a visiting scientist at the International Life Sciences Institute, where she worked on flavonoids and other current topics. Welcome, Jerrilynne!!!

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EAB Member Berdanier Writes Another Great Book

Kudos to Nutrition Today Editorial Advisory Board Member, Carolyn Berdanier, on writing The CRC Desk Reference for Nutrition. The book concisely defines hundreds of terms used in nutrition science, providing quick answers to questions encountered by physicians, nurses, dietitians, physical therapists, pharmacists, and students in their day-to-day work and research. The desk reference includes key information on nutrition topics from additives to vitamins, which is alphabetized, summarized, tabulated, and illustrated. This time-saving source of new facts, ideas, and terminology in nutrition science is a much-needed reference for everyone in this field. Keep writing, Carolyn!

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Editorial Advisory Board Member Dr Mary Story Leads Research Initiative on Promoting Healthy Eating and Preventing Obesity in Children

The Robert Wood Johnson Foundation (RWJF) recently launched Healthy Eating Research, a $16 million new 5-year program, to determine effective changes in policies and environments that can promote healthy eating among children. It is a key component of RWJF's efforts to prevent childhood obesity. It will be directed by Mary Story, PhD, RD, professor in the division of epidemiology and community health at the University of Minnesota's School of Public Health and a Nutrition Today Editorial Advisory Board Member.


Healthy Eating Research builds and strengthens evidence needed to halt the epidemic of childhood obesity in the United States. Over the past 3 decades, rates of obesity in the United States have more than doubled among children aged 2 to 5 years and more than tripled among those aged 6 to 11 years.


The program funds research that identifies, analyzes, and evaluates environmental and policy approaches that can promote healthy eating and prevent obesity among children, particularly in low-income and racial/ethnic communities where childhood obesity is most prevalent. It complements RWJF's Active Living Research program on strategies to increase physical activity among all Americans.


In addition to Story, the program leadership team will include Robert W. Jeffery, PhD, and Leslie A. Lytle, PhD, RD, professors at the University of Minnesota's School of Public Health, and Karen M. Kaphingst, who will serve as deputy director. An expert advisory panel will be chaired by Shiriki Kumanyika, PhD, MPH, professor at the University of Pennsylvania.


The Healthy Eating Research Call for Proposals is available online at Proposals are due March 7, 2006. Potential applicants should contact the program at (888) 635-7433 or visit for more information.

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Miller New Executive Vice President at Dairy Council

Gregory Miller, PhD, MACN, has been promoted to Executive Vice President, Innovation, for Dairy Management Inc (DMI)/National Dairy Council (NDC). In his new role, he will play an integral part in the development of long-term strategies to drive the sales of US dairy products and ingredients through innovation in products, packaging, and delivery into the marketplace. In addition, he assumes management of intellectual property matters. Dr Miller will continue to oversee DMI/NDC's product and nutrition research programs that explore the health benefits of 3-A-Day of Dairy in daily diets.


Since joining DMI in 1992, Dr Miller has held positions of increasing responsibility in the areas of scientific affairs and nutrition and product research. He continues to be a national media spokesperson for the dairy industry and has appeared on major print and broadcast programs. He has published more than 130 research papers, reviews, articles, and abstracts on a variety of nutrition topics.


Greg is former president of the American College of Nutrition, where he also served on the board of directors.


Peter Fu[spacing diaeresis]rst Research Prize Applications Due Soon

The Nestle Nutrition Institute and Fresenius Kabi are excited to announce the Peter Fu[spacing diaeresis]rst Research Prize. This prize, for over $35,000, will be awarded to one person at the European Society for Parenteral and Enteral Nutrition Congress in Istanbul for research in the area of protein and/or amino acid research in clinical nutrition. Nestle is also strongly encouraging that the winner submit the results of their research for presentation at the 2008 ESPEN Congress in Florence, Italy.


The deadline for applications is March 1, 2006, and further details of the prize and the application form are posted on the ESPEN (, Nestle[spacing acute] Nutrition (, and Fresenius Kabi ( websites.



The Seventh Conference on Advances in Pediatric Nutrition


March 20-22, 2006

Baltimore, Md


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Experimental Biology 2006


April 1-5, 2006

San Francisco, Calif


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16th Annual Advances and Controversies in Clinical Nutrition


April 21-23, 2006

Key Biscayne, Fla


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Books and Media Received

Pediatric Nutrition in Chronic Diseases and Developmental Disorders: Prevention, Assessment and Treatment, 2nd edition, Shirley W. Wkvall and Valli K. Ekvall, editors. Oxford, 2004. ISBN: 0-1951-6564-0.


The Complete Idiots Guide to Feeding Your Baby and Toddler, Elizabeth M. Ward. Alpha Books, 2004. $16.95; ISBN: 1-5927-411-4.


Health Care Delivery in the United States, 8th edition, Anthony R. Kovner and James R. Knickman. Springer, 2005. $74.95; ISBN: 0-8261-2087-3.


Essentials of Exercise Physiology, 3rd edition, William D. McArdle, Frank I. Katch, Victor L. Katch. Lippencott, Williams & Wilkins, 2006. $74.95; ISBN: 0-7817-4991-3.