nutrition

Catawba College and NCRC Launch a Win-Win Business Development Partnership

March 13, 2017

  Salisbury, NC- A Catawba College Information Systems class is creating a searchable database to help the Kannapolis-based North Carolina Research Campus (NCRC) and the scientists at its eight university research centers target their business development efforts to companies in need of nutrition research. The students, all from Catawba’s Ketner School of Business, will spend […]

Rutabaga Fries

January 12, 2017

Ingredients: Rutabaga, skin removed 1/2 tsp. cayenne pepper 1/2 tsp. garlic powder 1/4 tsp. dried oregano 1/4 tsp. black pepper 1-2 tbsp. olive oil Directions: 1. Preheat the oven to 450 degrees. Line baking sheet with parchment paper. 2. Slice rutabaga in half, then into “fries.” 3. Add to bowl and add olive oil and […]

Use the Mediterranean Diet as a Tool to Achieve a Healthy Lifestyle

January 06, 2017

Touted by the 2015-2020 Dietary Guidelines for Americans as well as experts at the NC Research Campus and around the world, the Mediterranean diet is based on plant foods and is closely associated with a reduction in disease and overall mortality. “There’s nothing easy about staying thin in this modern day and era,” stressed David […]

Renowned scientist joins Nutrition Research Institute

December 01, 2016

KANNAPOLIS, N.C. – November 30, 2016 – Susan Sumner, PhD joins the UNC Nutrition Research Institute (NRI) on December 1, 2016, as a Professor of Nutrition. Dr. Sumner is working to make personalized medicine a reality through metabolomics. Metabolomics involves measuring thousands of metabolites in cells, tissues, and biological fluids. This approach can provide a […]

P2EP Creates Career Path for Former Intern

November 03, 2016

When Sierra Bonney, Plant Pathways Elucidation Project (P2EP) alumnus, goes to work at the N.C. State Plants for Human Health Institute (PHHI) on the North Carolina Research Campus (NCRC) in Kannapolis, she realizes she has come full circle. In 2015, while studying biology and chemistry at Pfeiffer University, just 30 minutes northeast of the NCRC, […]

Wild or tame, blueberries deliver the goods

October 20, 2016

Read the original article from the Herald-Tribune. Q: Is there a nutritional difference between wild blueberries and farm-raised ones? A: The plump farm-raised blueberries known as “high bush” blueberries and their diminutive cousins, wild blueberries, are all loaded with nutrients. “We as scientists don’t see a big difference from a health perspective,” said the researcher […]

Caprese Pasta Salad with White Beans

September 27, 2016

Ingredients: Orecchiette pasta Grape tomatoes Fresh mozzarella Fresh basil White beans Black pepper Garlic Balsamic vinegar Olive oil Directions: 1. In a small bowl, mince 2 cloves of garlic and add 1/3 cup balsamic vinegar and 3 tablespoons olive oil, whisk together. 2. Cook orecchiette pasta according to package. 3. rinse and drain 1 15-ounce […]

Summer snacks that will have kids (and adults) asking for more fruits and vegetables

June 24, 2016

News Release from the N.C. State University Plants for Human Health Institute: KANNAPOLIS, N.C. – Summertime seems to provide more opportunity for kids to snack, but don’t be fooled by junk food packaged and marketed as good snack options. First, take advantage of fresh fruits that come into season through the summer. Blueberries and blackberries […]

Walnut Pesto

June 17, 2016

Our partners at the N.C. State Plants for Human Health Institute (PHHI) bring you a tasty recipe for walnut pesto, a great spread for soup, veggies, pasta, and whatever your heart desires! Ingredients: 2 cups raw walnuts 1 cup fresh basil 1/2 cup olive oil 1 juiced lemon salt and pepper Preparation: Put everything in […]

5 Ways Berries Can Improve Your Health

May 26, 2016

Originally published in Charlotte Magazine by Allison Futterman Scientist Mary Ann Lila is internationally known for her work with berries. As director of N.C. State’s Plants for Human Health Institute at the North Carolina Research Campus in Kannapolis, she’s involved in projects with the National Institutes of Health, the U.S. Army, and NASA. She and […]

NRI presents inaugural short course for nutrition specialists

May 24, 2016

From a UNC Nutritional Research Institute News Release:  KANNAPOLIS, N.C. – May 20, 2016 – The UNC Nutrition Research Institute (NRI) holds its first short course in Nutrigenetics, Nutrigenomics and Precision Nutrition, May 23 – 26.  This workshop-style educational course features 16 expert-led presentations on an array of topics including “Nutrition and Epigenetics” and “MicroRNA […]

Spiced Carrot Salad

May 04, 2016

Watch Aubrey Mast, nutrition extension associate with NCSU Plants for Human Health Institute, demonstrate how to make spiced carrot salad on WCNC Charlotte Today. Ingredients 8-12 carrots, grated 1 large red bell pepper, thinly sliced  1 mango, thinly sliced into matchsticks ½ cup raisins 3 scallions, thinly sliced Dressing ingredients 1/4 cup cashews, soaked for at least 6 […]

David Nieman: Metabolomics in Nutrition & Exercise Science

April 06, 2016

By Robin Fastenau, Metabolon Vice President, Corporate Communications & Investor Relations Read the original article on the Metabolon Blog. We asked David Nieman, D.Ph., FACSM, an expert in exercise science, to share his experience with metabolomics and how it has impacted his research. David is a professor in the College of Health Sciences at Appalachian State University […]

Cancer, Obesity and Diet- New Research from UNC NRI

March 30, 2016

Watch Dr. Hursting talk about his latest findings on WJZY/Fox News Charlotte. Stephen Hursting, PhD, MPH, with the UNC Lineberger Comprehensive Cancer Center, UNC Gillings School of Global Public Health and the UNC Nutrition Research Institute at the NC Research Campus in Kannapolis, leads a team of researchers who explore the link between cancer, obesity and […]

Maternal Nutritional Status as a Contributing Factor for the Risk of Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorders

December 10, 2015

Maternal nutritional status as a contributing factor for the risk of fetal alcohol spectrum disorders, Reproductive Toxicology. December 3, 2015. Philip A. Maya, b, Kari J. Hamrickc, Karen D. Corbind, Julie M. Haskena, Anna-Susan Maraise, f, Jason Blankenshipb, H.Eugene Hoymeg, J.Phillip Gossageb a University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, Nutrition Research Institute, Gillings School of Global Public Health, USA b The University of New Mexico Center on […]