EDMONTON, Oct. 2, 2017 /CNW/ - Registered Dietitians across the country are invited by Dairy Farmers of Canada to attend their annual nutrition and health symposium. Leading scientific experts will gather this week for a cross-country tour to discuss some of the challenges faced by women with respect to their health. This event will shed light on nutritional issues related to bone and muscle health, sports and exercise as well as weight bias, with the latest scientific breakthroughs in these fields. Over 1,600 health professionals have already registered, making this a great opportunity to meet many experts in person.
This event is an absolute must for all reporters interested in women's health issues.
The scientific experts will be available to discuss their research with media at The Royal Glenora Club between 9 am and 1:30 pm. If you are not available for an interview between these times, please contact Geneviève Fontaine (contact information below) to make an alternative arrangement:
- Angela Alberga, PhD, Concordia University, will speak about efforts to reduce weight discrimination, which is prevalent in society. She was awarded a Canadian Diabetes Association Doctoral Research Award for her work focusing on improving the cardiometabolic health of children and adolescents with obesity through exercise.
- Stéphanie Chevalier, PhD, RD, McGill University, will speak about protein metabolism and the role of dietary protein and amino acids in aging and metabolic disorders, including obesity and type 2 diabetes. Her research goal is to better understand the metabolic changes leading to muscle and function losses and develop nutritional strategies to counteract them.
- Kelsey Mangano, PhD, RD, University of Massachusetts, Lowell, will present her research exploring the relationship between nutrition and muscle and bone health among aging adults.
- Elizabeth Mansfield, PhD, MSc, RD, CSEP-CEP, CSSD, is an Exercise Physiologist and Certified Specialist in Sport Dietetics with Peak Performance. She will speak on nutrition considerations for women who engage in sports.
Dates, times and locations of the Symposium:
Monday, October 2
9:00 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.
The Royal Glenora Club
11160 River Valley Road, Edmonton
Tuesday, October 3
9:00 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.
Webcast in English
444 Yonge Street, 7th Floor, Toronto
To learn more about this event, please visit dairynutrition.ca/symposium.
About Dairy Farmers of Canada
Founded in 1934, Dairy Farmers of Canada (DFC) is the national organization which defends the interests of Canadian dairy farmers and strives to create favourable conditions for the Canadian dairy industry. Working within the context of the supply management system, DFC promotes safe, high quality, sustainable, and nutritious Canadian dairy products made from 100% Canadian milk through various marketing, nutrition, policy, and lobbying initiatives. Driven by a strong sense of community and pride, DFC and Canadian dairy farmers actively support a number of local and national activities. Visit dairyfarmers.ca for more information.
SOURCE Dairy Farmers of Canada
For further information: Or to book an interview: Geneviève Fontaine, [email protected], 514 434-2347