2013 Kannapolis Scholars Conference (July 26, 2013)

Each year the Kannapolis Scholars host a conference that brings together scientists, government officials, industry representatives, educators and other stakeholders to foster a conversation about the effectiveness and direction of current wellness research, initiatives and policies. They work to help provide connections and transdisciplinary solutions.

In 2013, the conference focuses on lifespan nutrition and maintaining good health while aging:
“And They Ate Happily Ever After: Lifespan Nutrition for Health and Vitality.”

By 2030, there will be an estimated 72.1 million Americans over the age of 65. Independent, active lifestyles are the holy grail of healthy aging. What role does diet play in facilitating a lifespan of health and vitality? This conference will bring together a broad audience to discuss the latest nutrition-related research, products and practices that are shaping wellness from cradle to grave.

The event is free, with lunch provided, and open to the community on Friday, July 26, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., at the N.C. Research Campus. Tours of the N.C. Research Campus will be offered after the event from 4 to 5 p.m. Register for the event.

Event Details

And They Ate Happily Ever After: Lifespan Nutrition for Health and Vitality
The 2013 Kannapolis Scholars Conference
Friday, July 26, 2013 – 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.
David H. Murdock Core Laboratory Building
150 Research Campus Drive
Kannapolis, North Carolina 28081
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10 a.m. Welcome & Opening Remarks

10:15 a.m. Epigenetic Effects of Early Nutrition (Dr. Folami Ideraabdullah, University of North Carolina-Chapel Hill)

11:10 a.m. Quality Matters: Delivering Anti-Aging Nutrition in Our Food (Josip Simunovic, North Carolina State University)

12:05 p.m. Lunch Break

1:30 p.m. Midlife Nutrition Intervention: Is It Too Late to Benefit from Good Nutrition & Exercise? (Dr. Christopher Nagy, MD)

2:25 p.m. Nutrition & Disease: What Conditions Benefit Most from Good Nutrition? (Dr. Jacquelyn W. McClelland, North Carolina State University)

3:20 p.m. Nutrition & Aging: Perspectives on New Research Directions (Dr. Connie Bales, Duke University)

3:50 p.m. Wrap Up & Complete Evaluations

4 p.m. Conference Ends

4 p.m. to 5 p.m. Tours of the N.C. Research Campus

**Each topic will feature a main speaker, followed by a panel discussion and Q&A.


Materials and Registration

Register for the event.

View the Agenda.

View the 2013 Kannapolis Scholars Conference flier.