Research at the USDA Western Human Nutrition Research Center: Gut Microbiome, Nutrition, and Health

Recorded October 11, 2023

IAFNS is a Continuing Professional Education (CPE) provider with the Commission on Dietetic Registration (CDR). CDR Credentialed Practitioners will receive 1.25 Continuing Professional Education Unit (CPEUs) for completion of this recorded webinar until October 10, 2026.


Our gut bacteria play a significant role in metabolism of dietary components and can influence human health. However, our understanding of the details of this interaction is still in its infancy. This webinar will cover the highlights of what we currently understand about diet-gut microbe interactions and how to study this complicated relationship, leveraging research underway at the USDA-ARS Western Human Nutrition Research Center.

Webinar Speakers:

All speakers are from the USDA Western Human Nutrition Research Center

Charles Stephensen, PhD – Moderator

Mary Kable, PhD

Danielle Lemay, PhD

Commission on Dietetic Registration Performance Indicators:

  • 4.1.2 Interprets and integrates evidence-based research and literature in decision-making.
  • 4.2.6. Integrates relevant information with previous learning, experience, professional knowledge and current practice models.
  • 6.2.3 Analyzes and interprets data to form valid conclusions and to make recommendations.
  • 8.1.1 Interprets and applies evidence-based literature and standards for determining nutritional needs of target audiences.

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