The Science Behind Food and Health

This course explores the compounds and chemistry of bioactives and their impact cognitive health.  Learn how important legal and regulatory requirements are in product approval and product claims including recent developments under Section 912 regarding food and drugs.  Understand the differences between foods and pharmaceuticals and the interplay between food and drugs.

You will be able to:

  • Learn the science behind nutraceuticals and understand the impact nutraceuticals in food has on cognitive health.
  • Understand the regulatory implications of food combined with nutraceuticals/pharmaceuticals.
  • Identify the requirements and challenges involved in the product approval process.

Course Modules:

  1. Impact of Food on Cognitive Health
  2. Science Behind Nutraceuticals: Compounds and Bioactives
  3. Legal and Regulatory Requirements Regarding Food and Health
  4. Food vs. Pharmaceuticals

Intended Audience(s): Food Scientists, Dietitians, Biochemists, Processors, Nutritional Scientists, Regulatory Affairs Professionals, Nutritional scientists, Analytical
Learning Level(s): Introductory to Intermediate - Recent Graduates, professionals with 5 to 10 years experience
Non-Member Registration Fee: $495
Member Registration Fee: $395
Student Registration Fee: $295
Duration: 5-6 hour


Jonathan C Allen
North Carolina State Univ

Brian Schaneberg

Mars Botanical

Eric F Greenberg
Principal Attorney
Eric F Greenberg PC

Dr John A. Thomas
Department of Pharmacology and Toxicology
Indiana University