WASHINGTON, D.C.The Council for Responsible Nutrition (CRN) will host a breakfast seminar at the American Society for Nutrition's (ASN) Experimental Biology (EB) 2014 meeting . “Mind the Gap! Addressing Nutrients of Concern for Americans," will take place on Saturday, April 26, from 6:30 to8:00 a.m. at the San Diego Bayfront Hilton, Sapphire Ballroom.
Researchers will present findings from the National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey (NHANES), demonstrating how large portions of the American suffer from micronutrient insufficiency.
“CRN is pleased to present this valuable ASN satellite session as part of its commitment to supporting scientific inquiry into nutritional topics," said Duffy MacKay, N.D., senior vice president, scientific and regulatory affairs, CRN. “New data showing that nutrient consumption is lower than recommended will be presented and discussed in the context of public health and the importance of Americans achieving nutrition adequacy."
Guest speakers will discuss how multivitamin supplements contribute to micronutrient intake and their affects on disease.
On Sunday evening, Dr. MacKay will jointly present the 2014 Mary Swartz Rose awards with ASN to recognize outstanding research on the safety and efficacy of bioactive compounds for human health. Food researchers William G. Helfreich, Ph.D, and Hang Xiao, Ph.D., won last year's award.