Using Skin Carotenoid Status Technology to Evaluate Community Nutrition Interventions

Using Skin Carotenoid Status Technology to Evaluate Community Nutrition Interventions

October 11, 2019 at 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm Eastern



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About the Webinar

First, we will give an overview of reflectance spectroscopy technology. Then we will provide evidence of its validity as a proxy for fruit and vegetable consumption in diverse populations. Finally, we will provide several examples of the use of skin carotenoid status as measured by reflection spectroscopy to evaluate the effectiveness of interventions in corner stores, supermarkets, and schools/afterschool and childcare programs. This will include both logistical and practical issues related to use of the reflection spectroscopy to assess skin carotenoid status as a measure of change in vegetable and fruit intake in the field. 

About the Presenters

Lisa Jahns, PhD, RD, Grand Forks Human Nutrition Research Center
Jared McGuirt, PhD, MPH, Assistant Professor, University of North Carolina, Greensboro
Rachel Scherr, PhD, Assistant Research Scientist and Director of the Center for Nutrition in Schools, University of California, Davis
Virginia C. Stage, PhD, Associate Professor, Department of Nutrition Science, East Carolina University
Stephanie Jilcott Pitts, PhD, Professor, East Carolina University

Education Benefits

Participants of this webinar will receive 1 CEU for live attendance. The webinar provides information on the following:

SNEB Nutrition Educator Competencies
Nutrition Education Program Design Implementation and Evaluation
Nutrition Education and Research Methods
Food Science

CDR Performance Indicators
6.3.4, 6.3.5, 8.3.6, 10.1.1

CDR Learning Need Codes
3010, 4050, 2090

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Non-Member Registration $25.00
SNEB Membership Interest - Discounted Free