The role of nutrition in health promotion and disease prevention and treatment is becoming more evident and visible as the science of nutrition evolves and as health care reform becomes increasingly based on prevention and disease. Consequently, there is an increasing demand for experts with specialized knowledge in nutrition and clinical nutrition on the part of educators, health professionals, the media, and consumers.
Learning disabilities, hyperactivity and the behavioral disorders that accompany them have become widespread in the last quarter century. At present, it is estimated that between 15-25% of all school children are affected.
There exists a biochemical connection between diet, blood sugar imbalance, allergies, alcohol and drug abuse, other ecological imbalances and noncompliant behavior.
Diets high in sugar and other refined carbohydrates can create nutrient deficiencies. Protein, fuel source and enzymes necessary for the thousands of reactions that take place every second, come from or are derived from what we eat. Read More
Description of Categories covered by Nutrition
Nutrition, Physical Fitness and Wellness
This topic includes health attainment through nutrition and exercise, their application and consequences, and may involve disciplines like:
- neurobiology, psychology, physiology, biological anthropology, and kinesiology.
- Eating Disorders
- General Nutrition
- Nutrition and Physical Activity
- Obesity/Overweight and Weight Management
- Oral Health
- Life Cycle Nutrition
This topic includes scientists with expertise in basic, clinical, and applied sciences. It includes an overview on how nutrients interact with metabolic processes during specific stages of the life cycle to influence human growth and development, along with recommendations for nutritional health in all ages.
- Pregnancy and Breastfeeding
- Children and Adolescents
- Older Adults
Nutrition and Disease Management
This may include physio-patho-biology, mechanism of disease, epidemiology, laboratory and clinical medicine. The expertise may be oriented towards diagnosis and treatment of diseases as well as prevention.
- Blood Pressure
- Cardiovascular Disease
- Gastrointestinal Disorders
- Parenteral and Enteral Nutrition
- Food Allergy
- Facts on Tobacco and causes of Smoking
This topic includes schemistry, food science, physiobiology, education, and marketing. Scientists in this Category may be involved in legislation and regulation of food products, quality assurance, and food labels,
along with research on the role of and requirements for nutrients and other food chemicals in humans and animals.
- Vitamins, Minerals, and Antioxidants
- Dietary Supplements
- Functional Foods and Nutraceuticals
- Food Components/Ingredients
- • Low Calorie Sweetners
- Nutritional Genomics
Public Health Nutrition
This topic includes the application of nutritional concepts to foster health and prevent disease in communities and populations worldwide. It may include disiplines ranging from basic and clinical to applied sciences, such as public health, public policy, economics, and sociology.
- Dietary Reference Intakes and RDAs
- Food Guide Pyramid and Dietary Guidelines
- Food Biotechnology
- Food Labels
- Food Safety
- Nutrition Education