One hundred years ago, only 3 million people in this country were aged 65 or older. Today, more than 36 million Americans are in this age group, and that number is expected to grow during the next 25 years to over 70 million as baby boomers age.
Scientists have learned that nutrition can have a major effect on the rate of degenerative disease. There are clear links between nutritional factors and risks of obesity, diabetes, osteoporosis, cataracts and dementia. Good nutrition will continue to play an important role in health and the quality of life.
Additionally, a recent study supports that the dietary supplement industry could save billions of dollars in health care expenditure.
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Professor Jeffrey Bernard Blumberg
Dir Antioxidants Research Lab
Dr. Blumberg received a BPharm in Pharmacy and BS in Psychology in l969 fromWashington State University and a PhD in Pharmacology in l974 from Vanderbilt University School of Medicine. He received postdoctoral training in cyclic nucleotide metabolism at the Tennessee Neuropsychiatric Institute and the University of Calgary .
Dr. Blumberg is a Senior Scientist and Director of the Antioxidants Research Laboratory at the Jean Mayer USDA Human Nutrition Research Center on Aging at Tufts University . His research efforts are focused on the biochemical basis for the role of antioxidant nutrients and their dietary requirements in health promotion and disease prevention during the aging process via their modulation of oxidative stress status. From 1981 to 2004, he had also served as Assistant then Associate Director of the HNRCA with administrative responsibilities for research program planning and assessment, as well as direction of the core service divisions of Biostatistics, Comparative Biology, Mass Spectrometry, Nutrition Evaluation, Nutrition Information, and Scientific Computing.
Dr. Blumberg is a Professor in the Friedman School of Nutrition Science and Policy at Tufts University where he teaches graduate students and trains post-doctoral fellows. He also participates in activities relevant to the incorporation of sound nutrition science into public health policy. Prior to accepting his position at Tufts, he was an Associate Professor in the College of Pharmacy and Allied Health Professions at Northeastern University and served as Head of the Section of Pharmacology and Director of the Program in Toxicology that he incepted.
Dr. Blumberg has published over 180 scientific articles and currently serves on several editorial boards, including the Journal of the American College of Nutrition, Tufts Health & Nutrition Letter, Journal of Environmental Pathology, Toxicology and Oncology, Nutrition in Clinical Care, Journal of Medicinal Food, Nutrition, Arbor Clinical Nutrition Updates, and Journal of Nutrition for the Elderly.
Dr. Blumberg currently serves on the American College of Nutrition Certification Board for Nutrition Specialists and Scientific Advisory Boards of the Rosenthal Center for Complementary & Alternative Medicine at Columbia University and Center for Clinical and Molecular Nutrition, Emory University . He has served on the DHHS Year 2000 Health Objectives Committee, Surgeon General's Workshop on Health Promotion and Aging, ASNS National Task Force on Food Labeling, Sports Medicine Committee of the U.S. Olympic Committee, Dietary Supplementation Task Force ASNS/ASCN Public Affairs Committee and Public Information Committee, Board of the American Aging Association, WHO/FAO Consultation on Preparation and Use of Food-Based Dietary Guidelines, Food Advisory Committee of the FDA, and the WHO Expert Consultation on the Development of Nutrition Guidelines for the Elderly. He has testified before the IOM /NAS Food and Nutrition Board, Subcommittee on Health and the Environment at the U.S. House of Representatives, FDA Conference on Antioxidant Vitamins and Cancer and Cardiovascular Disease, and First UN/WHO Conference on Healthy Ageing. He also serves as a consultant to several food/ pharmaceutical companies and related trade associations.
He is a member of the American College of Nutrition, American Society for Nutrition, American Society of Parenteral and Enteral Nutrition, Society for Free Radical Biology and Medicine, International Society for Free Radical Research, Gerontological Society of America, American Association for the Advancement of Science, Sigma Xi Scientific Research Society, and New York Academy of Sciences.
The Hartman Group, Inc.
Shelley Balanko is an Ethnographic Research Manager at the Hartman Group. For over 15 years, the Hartman Group has helped clients in the food and beverage industry understand today’s consumer.
With a background in psychology, Shelley has an informed understanding of social and cultural influences, group processes, and organizational dynamics. She has experience with a variety of qualitative methods, particularly focus groups and ethnography. Her research has focused on women’s health, sexuality, and empowerment.
Shelley has served clients in healthcare, social services, education, technology, manufacturing, and food and beverage. Recent ethnographic fieldwork includes Baby Boomers and health and wellness trends, and organic foods and beverages. Shelley holds a B.A. in psychology from theUniversity of British Columbia, a M.A. in applied social psychology from the University of Saskatchewan, and a Ph.D. in applied social psychology from the University of Windsor.
Baylor College of Medicine
Molly is a Registered Dietitian and communications consultant with more than 25 years experience in health/nutrition communications and the clinical management of obesity. She is frequently asked to serve as a media spokesperson, expert reviewer or speaker by corporations, food companies, trade associations, government agencies and pharmaceutical companies. She has been widely quoted in the media, including USA Today, the New York Times, Chicago Tribune, Los Angeles Times, Shape, Health, Weight Watchers and Self.
From 1992 to 2001, Molly reported on nutrition and health on KTRK-TV, the ABC network affiliate in Houston . Prior to health reporting, she was the nutrition expert on “Good Morning Houston.”
Currently, Molly is the project leader at Baylor College of Medicine for LOOK AHEAD, a NIH multi-center clinical trial examining the cardiovascular benefits of sustained weight loss in people with Type 2 diabetes.
Molly is a dynamic leader in the American Dietetic Association. In recognition of her dedication and contributions to dietetics, Molly received the ADA ’s Medallion award in 2004. In addition to being on the ADA board of directors from 1995 to 2001, she was its treasurer in 2000-2001. Molly was one of the first spokespersons for ADA and still makes herself available to the group as a resource. She is the co-founder and past chair of the ADA ’s Weight Management Dietetics Practice Group (DPG) and is on the Executive Committee of the Diabetes Care and Education DPG. She serves as Chair of ADA’s Obesity Steering Committee and as faculty for the Commission on Dietetic Registration’s Weight Management Certificate Program. Molly has been a member of many other professional associations and served on the Board of Directors of the American Heart Association in Houston .
Molly holds a MEd in Allied Health Education from Baylor College of Medicine/University of Houston . She completed her dietetic internship at Oklahoma State University and received a BS in dietetics from the University of Houston.