Communicating complex messages around metabolic syndrome and saturated fat
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Nutrition information is changing rapidly, and that can be confusing or even bewildering for both nutrition experts and the populations they serve. In particular, the controversy surrounding saturated fat has been widely covered in the media, leading many members of the public, and even a number of researchers and nutrition experts, to question the validity of current nutrition recommendations. The ability of registered dietitians, researchers, and other health care professionals to discuss complex issues around saturated fat, metabolic syndrome, and the role that diet has to play in our cardiovascular health is crucial to help the public make sense of conflicting information, and ultimately make healthy eating choices.
Jennifer Sygo, M.Sc., RD
Registered Dietitian and Sports Nutritionist
Jennifer Sygo, M.Sc., RD is a dietitian with Cleveland Clinic Canada and the nutrition columnist for the Toronto Star. After completing her undergraduate degree in Biochemistry at McMaster University, Jennifer went on to obtain a Masters of Science in Human Biology and Nutritional Sciences from the University of Guelph, where she specialized in Nutrition, Exercise, and Metabolism. Since 2006, Jennifer has served as a dietitian with Cleveland Clinic Canada, first as Director of Nutrition, and now as a consulting dietitian in private practice since 2012.
Outside of her clinical work, Jennifer specializes in sports nutrition, and is the team nutritionist for the Toronto Maple Leafs, Toronto Raptors, and Athletics Canada. After serving as nutrition columnist for the National Post for seven years, Jennifer joined the Toronto Star in the fall of 2015, where her columns are featured online and on the StarTouch tablet twice per month. Jennifers first book, Unmasking Superfoods: The Truth and Hype about Acai, Quinoa, Chia, Blueberries, and More was published by HarperCollins Canada in 2014 and became a national best-seller. Jennifer is a popular speaker and media dietitian, and is a member of the National Speakers Bureau. Outside of her work, Jennifer is the proud mom to two young boys
***Original Source: “2016 CNS Thematic Conference", Saturday, January 16, 2016
Last Updated: March 17, 2016
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