CNS is Celebrating 10 years!

Part 2 Q&A Protein Foods Across all Healthy Life Stages

Date: Monday, December 21, 2020
Time: 13:00 - 14:00 ET

Speaker:  Rajavel Elango, PhD
University of British Columbia

Moderator: James House, PhD  

To register, CLICK HERE

With the outpouring interest and number of questions posted for the webinar - Protein Foods Across all Healthy Life Stages - held on December 14th webinar, CNS has scheduled a follow-up one-hour Q and A session with Dr. Rajavel Elango and Dr. James House. This will be an opportunity to address the many questions that were presented during the first webinar.

Upon registering for the Part 2 session, individuals may submit additional questions for Dr. Elango and Dr. House. We will aim to summarize and address as many of the questions as possible during this part 2 one-hour webinar. 

See slides and recording from Dec 14th HERE

The latest version of Canada’s Food Guide, released in 2019, for the first time listed a nutrient, ‘protein’ as a food group. The ‘protein foods’ group was created by combining meat and alternatives with milk and alternatives, with an emphasis on including more plant based protein sources. While the depiction of the food guide as a simple plate model has advantages in messaging, this has also created some concerns with respect to what are considered protein foods, and why do we need them. The goal of this presentation will be to describe protein foods with examples, and why protein is important in the context of healthy individuals across different life stages, including the vulnerable groups of children and elderly.

Learning Objectives:

  1. Understand what are protein foods and why protein is important in our diet.
  2. Understand how much protein we need based on the life stage.
  3. Discuss how we can achieve protein needs from different food sources.

About the Speaker:

Rajavel Elango Ph.D. 
Dr. Rajavel Elango is an Associate Professor in the Department of Pediatrics, and School of Population and Public Health, University of British Columbia, Vancouver, Canada. He is also an Investigator at the Research Institute, BC Children's Hospital.

Dr. Rajavel Elango’s research program focuses on the identification of dietary requirements for protein and amino acids, and protein quality of foods during key stages of growth and development, such as pregnancy, lactation and in childhood malnutrition using state-of-the-art stable isotope techniques. His research also focuses on disease/inborn errors of metabolism, and how non-invasive stable isotope based techniques can be used as diagnostic tools to measure effectiveness of new treatment and management modalities.

Dr. Elango was the recipient of the 2013 Vernon R. Young International Award for Amino Acid research from the American Society for Nutrition. Dr. Elango was part of the United Nations - Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) 2014 Expert Working Group on methods to assess protein quality of foods, and the FAO 2017 Expert Working Group on “Protein Quality Assessment in Follow-up Formula for Young Children and Ready to use Therapeutic Foods.

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This webinar is sponsored by Danone Canada. 




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