KnowFOOD live event: Know FOOD-NUTRITION

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WATCH NOW: Episode 6, June 17: KnowFOOD-NUTRITION: Integrating food data for better flavor, better nutrition, and better health.

In our last 2 episodes of KnowFOOD (KnowFOOD COMPOSITION Part 1 and 2), we explored how better food composition data, and better management and dissemination of that data, is accelerating capture of chemical component data in both volume and variety, for improving the veracity and value of publicly available food data around increasingly diverse food varieties.

In KnowFOOD-NUTRITION, we will examine how these improved food composition data can combine with better information and tools for food choice and preparation to improve flavor, nutrition, and health.

In particular, Deborah McGuinness will tell us about FoodKG, an open-source suite of tools for discovering and organizing diet-related knowledge into a knowledge graph for food recommendations. Aifric O'Sullivan will highlight nutritional phenotyping and share how she uses metabolomics and other strategies to better understand individual response to diet and lifestyle, and their impacts on growth, metabolism, and health. Robert Lustig, a pediatric neuroendocrinologist, will discuss how medicine for chronic diseases treat symptoms, not the disease itself, suggesting that most chronic diseases are not “druggable,” but rather “foodable”, as portrayed in his new book “Metabolical: The Lure and the Lies of Processed Food, Nutrition, and Modern Medicine”

Together we will discuss the future of food where consumers who want to eat healthily will be able to utilize next-gen AI-driven integrated food suggestion services that encompass food composition, recipes, and personal profiles for improved health outcomes.

Confirmed guests include:

Deborah McGuinness, Tetherless World Senior Constellation Chair, Computer Science, Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute

Aifric O'Sullivan, Assistant Professor and Associate Dean for International Programmes in the UC Dublin School of Agriculture and Food Science, and PI in the UC Dublin Institute of Food and Health

Robert Lustig, Professor emeritus of Pediatrics, Division of Endocrinology at the University of California San Francisco

KnowFOOD co-hosts:

Matthew Lange, Food informatician and President/Co-founder of IC-FOODS

Courtney Riggle, Researcher with Food Systems Lab at UC Davis, and Co-founder of IC-FOODS