Digestive Wellness Webinar

Airing in SNAC (Shantz 238) February 27th, 12-1PM MST

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Join us in SNAC to watch a webinar and have a snack! Please RSPV if you are interested

The gastrointestinal microbiome is increasingly linked to metabolic health, and there is keen interest in evidence‑based dietary strategies to modulate the microbiome for health benefit. Dietary components, such as fiber, which are resistant to digestion can be fermented by microbes in the gastrointestinal tract. Dietary fibers are heterogeneous and their impact on the microbiome and health status will vary depending on factors including the botanical origin of the fiber and its physicochemical properties, as well as the dosage and the phenotypic responses related to the composition of the individual’s gastrointestinal microbiota.

Much work remains to delineate the interrelationships between the gastrointestinal microbiome and human health; however, it is clear that diet is a contributing factor to these relationships. This webinar will explore the latest research relating to gastrointestinal microbiome and human health and provide RDNs with actionable strategies for counseling patients and clients.

Learning Objectives
After completing this continuing education course, nutrition professionals should be able to:

  1. Identify dietary factors that impact the human gastrointestinal (GI) microbiota.
  2. Compare and contrast how different types of foods, which contain fiber, differentially impact the GI microbiota.
  3. Evaluate the connection between the GI microbiota and health.


Join us in SNAC to learn more!

Wednesday, Feb. 27th, 12-1pm

1177 East 4th Street

Tucson, AZ

Shantz Building Room 238 (SNAC- Student Nutrition Advising Center)

RSVPs are enabled for this event.

About the Presenter: Dr. Holscher

Dr. Holscher is an assistant professor of nutrition in the Department of Food Science and Human Nutrition, and a member of the Division of Nutritional Sciences, the Institute of Genomic Biology, and the National Center for Supercomputing Applications at the University of Illinois, where she has been a faculty member since 2015. Before joining the faculty, she completed postdoctoral training focused on the human microbiome, as well as a Ph.D. in Nutritional Sciences and a B.S. in Food Science and Human Nutrition at the University of Illinois. She is also a Registered Dietitian. Research in Dr. Holscher’s laboratory, the Nutrition and Human Microbiome Laboratory, integrates the areas of nutrition, gastrointestinal physiology, and the microbiome. Her research focuses on the clinical application of nutritional sciences with an overarching goal of improving human health through dietary modulation of the gastrointestinal microbiome.