What’s What?! Probiotics, Postbiotics, Prebiotics, Synbiotics, And Fermented Foods
Virtual, Event
December 9, 2021
11:00 am – 12:30 pm

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A collaboration between the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics Research Dietetics Practice Group (RDPG), the Institute for the Advancement of Food and Nutrition Sciences (IAFNS), and the American Society for Nutrition (ASN), Nutritional Microbiology Research Interest Section (RIS).

The Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics is an accredited CPE provider with the Commission on Dietetic Registration (CDR). Pending CPE approval, CDR Credentialed Practitioners will receive 1.0 Continuing Professional Education Unit (CPEU) for completion either the live or recorded viewing of the webinar.

DescriptionProbiotic-containing foods and supplements have been available for many decades, with consumption being driven by published studies of strain-specific health benefits. More recently, evidence for the health benefits of prebiotics, synbiotics, postbiotics and fermented foods has been growing. As the terms relevant to this space proliferate, so does confusion! Key to developing a strong evidence base for health benefits are clear definitions of these terms to support harmonized research approaches and the development of products that produce the intended benefit. This webinar will review definitions and the central attributes for probiotics, prebiotics, synbiotics, postbiotics and fermented foods leaning on the consensus publications developed by the International Scientific Association for Probiotics and Prebiotics. Ample time will be allotted for participant questions and discussion. Participants in the webinar will be prepared to answer questions from patients and clients about these substances and the value of incorporating into the diet. 

Commission on Dietetic Registration Performance Indicators:

4.1.2 Interprets and integrates evidence-based research and literature in decision-making.

8.1.1 Interprets and applies evidence-based literature and standards for determining nutritional needs of target audiences.

8.1.2 Integrates knowledge of biological, physical, and social sciences with knowledge of food and nutrition to make decisions related to nutrition care.                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                             Panelists and Topics:

Welcome and Introduction

• Phil Karl, PhD, RD, USARIEM – Moderator

Probiotics, postbiotics, and fermented foods

• Maria Marco, PhD, UC Davis

Prebiotics and synbiotics

• Karen Scott, PhD, University of Aberdeen



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