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Eating Beyond the Headlines: Sorting Evidence from Emotion.

Sponsored by Bayer U.S. Crop Science.

When: Wednesday, January 22nd, 2020 at 1 pm ET/10 am PT

Speaker: Neva Cochran, MS, RD, LD, FAND


Alarming food and nutrition headlines not only confuse consumers but may also result in the exclusion of nutrient-rich foods from the diet. Nutrition and health recommendations should be based on scientific evidence and not the results of a single study heralded in the media. This can be challenging especially for topics that evoke strongly held and emotional beliefs that often defy scientific reality. This presentation will examine some of the current popular nutrition topics in the news and the real scientific facts behind them.

Learning Objectives: By the end of this webinar participants should be able to….

Read and critically evaluate studies that have been sensationalized in the media. 

Identify the scientific facts behind popular nutrition myths in the media. 

Explain the nutritional consequences of omitting specific foods from the diet that have been maligned in the media. 

Speaker Bio:

Neva Cochran is a nutrition communications consultant in Dallas, Texas. She serves as a consultant to a variety of food and nutrition organizations and is a frequent speaker at district, state, and national conferences. An active member of the Academy, she has served as President of both the Dallas and Texas Academies, as a national media spokesperson, a member of the House of Delegates and Chair of the Academy Foundation. She was a 2012 recipient of the Academy’s Medallion Award and the 2016 recipient of the Texas Academy’s Outstanding Preceptor Award. Neva received her Bachelor of Science in Nutrition and Dietetics from the University of Oklahoma and her Master of Science in Nutrition from Texas Woman’s University and completed her dietetic internship at Texas Health Resources Presbyterian Hospital of Dallas.

CEU Codes: 4040, 5280, 5370, 9020