[PHNUTR-L] Cornell NutritionWorks - New Offerings Available!
cms11 at cornell.edu
Tue Mar 21 07:35:22 PST 2006
Cornell NutritionWorks, the online professional development website at
several new offerings available.
Our two newest topics focus on the Dietary Guidelines and the new
MyPyramid. In addition, we have a new topic related to childhood obesity
and schools, plus continuing professional education credit is now available
on three previously posted topics related to obesity. Lastly, you can hear
three World Food Prize laureates discuss the link between agriculture,
nutrition and health.
1. Implementing the Dietary Guidelines through MyPyramid, by Dr. Eric
Hentges, Executive Director of USDA's Center for Nutrition Policy and
2. Evolution of the Dietary Guidelines by Dr. Malden Nesheim, professor
emeritus in the Division of Nutritional Sciences at Cornell, and chairman
of the 1990 Dietary Guidelines Advisory Committee.
3. The Childhood Overweight Epidemic: What are the Causes and What Can
Schools Do? by Dr. Wendy Wolfe, research associate in the Division of
Nutritional Sciences at Cornell.
4. World Food Prize Seminar Series. Includes presentations by Nevin
Scrimshaw (1991 World Food Prize Laureate), Per Pinstrup-Andersen (2001
World Food Prize Laureate), and Catherine Bertini (2003 World Food Prize
The following topics were announced in January 2006. Continuing
professional education credit is now available for each of them.
1. Strategies to Address the Obesity Epidemic by Dr. James Hill.
2. Obesity, Physical Activity, Eating and the Built Environment by Dr.
3. Socioeconomic and Racial/Ethnic Disparities in Obesity by Dr. Penny
4. Our current Ask the Nutrition Expert topic is An Intervention to Promote
Appropriate Weight Gain in Pregnant Women by Dr. Christine Olson, Division
of Nutritional Sciences at Cornell University. In her overview, Dr. Olson
describes an intervention that resulted in a decrease in the number of
women with excessive gestational weight gain. She is available to answer
your questions on this topic.
You need to be a member of Cornell NutritionWorks to view all the content
on the website, but registration is free! Continuing professional education
credit is available for a fee of $15.00/credit, easily payable online. For
additional information visit the website,
contact nutritionworks at cornell.edu.
Christina Stark, M.S., R.D., C.D.N.
Program Leader, Cornell NutritionWorks
Division of Nutritional Sciences
3M13A MVR Hall, Cornell University
Ithaca, NY 14853
Phone: 607-255-2141, Fax: 607-255-0027
E-mail: cms11 at cornell.edu
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