January 01, 2005

Saturday January 22, 2005
Department of Human Biology and Nutritional Sciences
University of Guelph


With the recent popularization of low carbohydrate diets such as the Atkins, South Beach, and Zone diets, carbohydrates have been catapulted to the forefront of the media.  On Saturday, January 22, 2005, the Department of Human Biology and Nutritional Sciences at University of Guelph is hosting a symposium to promote the facts and dispel the myths surrounding dietary carbohydrates.  The goal of the symposium is to educate the general public, to enable consumers to make informed dietary choices based on scientific evidence rather than ideas conveyed by the popular media. 
 
PROGRAM
 
Michael Emes, Ph.D.
Dean of the College of Biological Sciences, University of Guelph
An Introduction to Carbohydrates
 
Mark Hayhoe
President, Hayhoe Mills Limited
Carbohydrates in the Food Industry
 
Rickey Yada, Ph.D.
Professor, Department of Food Science, University of Guelph
Carbohydrates and Food Science
 
Lesley Moisey, M.Sc. Candidate
Department of Human Biology and Nutritional Sciences, University of Guelph
Carbohydrates and the Consumer
 
Lindsay Robinson, Ph.D.
Professor, Department of Human Biology and Nutritional Sciences, University of Guelph
The Impact of Carbohydrates on Diabetes and Cardiovascular Disease
 
Randall Kaplan, Ph.D.
Director, Nutrition and Scientific Affairs, Canadian Sugar Institute
Sugars and Health: Review of the Evidence
 
Kelly Meckling, Ph.D.
Associate Professor, Department of Human Biology and Nutritional Sciences, University of Guelph
Low Carbohydrate Diets: Benefits in Weight Loss and Metabolic Syndrome
 
Lisa Martin, M.Sc.
Division of Epidemiology and Statistics, Ontario Cancer Institute
The Role of Dietary Carbohydrates in Breast Cancer Prevention
 
Jenny Gusba, M.Sc.
Department of Human Biology and Nutritional Sciences, University of Guelph
Closing Remarks
 
This event is presented by the Department of Human Biology and Nutritional Sciences at the University of Guelph and is sponsored by the College of Biological Sciences, Canadian Sugar Institute, Food@Guelph, MaRS Landing, the City of Guelph, and the Human Biology/Human Kinetics Alumni Association.
 
Date:   Saturday, January 22, 2005
Time:   10:00 am – 5:00 pm, registration will begin at 9:30 am
Place: The Ontario Veterinary College Lifetime Learning Centre, University of Guelph
Cost:    $20 (includes lunch, refreshments during intermission, and a wine and cheese reception)
 
For tickets, please contact:
Andra Williams
Undergraduate/Graduate Secretary
Department of Human Biology and Nutritional Science
University of Guelph
Tel: 519-824-4120, X56356
amwillia@uoguelph.ca