Monday, November 17, 2014
Vancouver Convention Centre
The main focus of dietary guidelines throughout the world is on nutrients, especially with respect to obtaining sufficient amounts of essential nutrients while limiting others. This “nutrient-focused” approach to dietary guidance has largely ignored the impact of real, whole foods on health. But we consume foods, not individual nutrients. This year’s symposium will address the importance of taking a food-based, as opposed to a nutrient-focused approach, and being open to new information as the science evolves, which may have an impact on nutrition guidelines.
Specific topics include:
- Revisiting saturated fat guidelines
- Dairy fat, obesity and cardiometabolic health
- Dietary sugars and health
- Sodium recommendations
- Lori Petryk, RD, MSc, Nutrition Consultant
- Benoît Lamarche, PhD, FAHA, Laval University
- Mario Kratz, PhD, Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center and University of Washington
- John L. Sievenpiper, MD, PhD, FRCPC, St. Michael’s Hospital, University of Toronto
- Michael H. Alderman, MD, Albert Einstein College of Medicine, U.S.
Join the conversation on Twitter by using #DFCsympo before and during the event.