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Registered Dieticians To Receive Continuing Education Credits at Alltech's Symposium

[Lexington, KY.] - Registered dieticians in the United States who attended the Food Quality, Nutrition and Health Session at Alltech's 21st Annual Symposium, May 22-25 can receive seven Continuing Professional Education Level II credits from the Commission on Dietetic Registration (CDR), the certification agency for the American Dietetic Association (ADA). The CDR advised Alltech of the session's approval at the end of April. Alltech representatives were on hand to assist registered dieticians in recording their Continuing Professional Education Level II credits.

This year's speakers at the Food Quality, Nutrition and Health Session included:

  • Dr. Frank Edens, professor, North Carolina State University
  • Elinor McCartney, Pen & Tec Consulting, Barcelona, Spain
  • Dr. Youling Xiong, professor, College of Agriculture, University of Kentucky

These and other renowned consultants and academics looked at issues such as:

  • The move toward branded beef
  • Mycotoxins in the human food chain
  • Selenium supplementation
  • Nucleotides in infant and childhood diets
  • Protein-derived natural antioxidants

"Consumers' demand for traceability and their interest in high-quality nutrition means the food industry must be innovative to remain competitive and cost effective. These are the exciting challenges that the Food Quality, Nutrition and Health Session will be addressing," explained Juan Gomez, chairman of the session.

"For 20 years, the goal of the annual Alltech Symposium has been to bring the latest scientific technologies to the feed and food industries in a practical format. This year's program is the best one yet," said Dr. Pearse Lyons, president of Alltech.