Wed, Jan 27 | Zoom Call

January 27th Webinar Symposium

Weds, Jan 27, 2021: Latest Science & Insights on Fibers in Food Featuring: Dr. Paula Trumbo and Dr. Jens Walter
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January 27th Webinar Symposium

Time & Location

Jan 27, 12:00 PM – 2:00 PM EST
Zoom Call

About the Event

WEDS, JAN 27, 2021

Dietary fiber plays a significant role in our health and it has been shown to have beneficial effects on maintaining healthy gut microbiota. 

Latest Science & Insights on Fibers in Food

We are honored to feature two amazing guest presenters: 

Dr. Paula Trumbo 

and 

Dr. Jens Walter 

Certified Food Scientist credits are available for attendees. 

FREE Online Event!

Sponsorship opportunities of $50, $100, $300 & $500 are also open for our generous vendors & supporters to contribute to our annual student scholarships and other section activities! 

Can’t wait to e-meet you on this event!

PRESENTATION #1:  Physiological Benefits of Fiber and Regulatory Considerations. 

Speaker: Dr. Paula Trumbo former Director of Nutrition Programs, Section Leader, for US Food and Drug Administration.

Dr. Trumbo works with clients on food and dietary supplement labeling, claims, and other nutrition related issues for compliance with FDA regulations. Prior to consulting, she led FDA’s Nutrition Science Review Team responsible for the pre-market review of the scientific evidence for food labeling, including health claims, meeting the definition of dietary fiber, and amendments to the Nutrition and Supplement Fact label. She was the US delegate to the Codex Committee on Nutrition and Foods for Special Dietary Uses. Prior to joining the FDA, Dr. Trumbo served as Study Director for a number of study panels at the Institute of Medicine’s Food and Nutrition Board and was Associate Professor of nutrition at Purdue University. Dr. Trumbo has a PhD in biochemistry with minor in nutrition.

PRESENTATION #2: Dietary Fiber and the Gut Microbiota 

Speaker: Prof. Jens Walter, Dr. rer. nat. (University College Cork – National University of Ireland)

Dr. Walter is the Professor at University College Cork which is the National University of Ireland. Dr. Walter has contributed himself in microbiome research for nearly 20 years. Dr. Walter’s area of focus is on evolutionary ecology of the gut microbiome and human nutrition. His research helps to translate basic microbiome science into therapeutic and nutritional strategies. Dr. Walter and his collaborators have pioneered the application of ecological theory to understand the factors (such as host genetics, colonization history, dispersal, diet) that shape gut microbiome and health. Applying this theory has been proven helpful in targeted and systematic modifications to the microbiome via diet and live microbes. Dr. Walter has published more than 125 peer-reviewed publications with more than 16,500 citations. His research has been featured on several journal covers, in hundreds of news outlets worldwide, and on six occasions in the research highlights of Nature and Nature Reviews journals. He has led several provocative science commentaries with other opinion leaders to challenge current paradigms in the microbiome field that required critical assessment.

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