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Nutritional Sciences Speaker Series
Friday, April 01, 2022, 12:00pm - 01:00pm
Contact Cameron Connelly - cameron.connelly@austin.utexas.edu

NTR SS

The Department of Nutritional Sciences will host our very own, Dr. Jaimie Davis, at the Avaya Auditorium (POB 2.302) for an in-person seminar. Jaimie Davis is a Registered Dietitian and Associate Professor in the Department of Nutritional Sciences at UT-Austin. She has extensive expertise in nutrition physical activity, and body composition assessment in pediatric populations. Many of her studies among obese Hispanic youth have shown protective effects of diets low in sugar intake, specifically sugar sweetened beverages, and high in dietary fiber and fruits and vegetables against increased obesity and related metabolic diseases. Dr. Davis’s research also involves developing and testing school and community based gardening and cooking programs targeting obesity prevention and treatment for low-income minority populations.

Dr. Davis will cover the various projects going on at the EdEN (Educate, Evaluate, and Nutrition) lab. Expect to learn how evidence based nutrition interventions are being implemented and disseminated into the community. Additionally, Dr. Davis will explore how clinical nutrition is being translated into community nutrition.

Jaimie Davis, PhD, RD Associate Professor in the Department of Nutritional Sciences and Department of Pediatrics

Talk title: “The EdEN Lab: What’s growing at UT?”

 

Location: Avaya Auditorium (POB 2.302)