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This webinar was presented live on July 17, 2019.
Prunes have a role in bone and digestive health at every stage of life. This presentation will provide a technical overview of the research to date supporting the role of prunes in bone health and the nutrients in prunes suspected of playing a role. Recommendations for practice will be reviewed including prune and prune juice recommendations across the lifespan and the benefit that prune juice contains fiber. Will also provide tips and recipe ideas to share with patients.
Supported by: Sunsweet Prunes
CPE Level: 1
Learning Need Codes: 5130, 2020, 4040, 4120
Performance Indicators: 10.4.2, 12.1.1, 8.1.2
- Discuss health considerations at various life stages from childhood through aging adults and the importance of bone and digestive health at each stage.
- Provide a technical overview of the research to date supporting the role of prunes in bone health, and the nutrients in prunes that are suspected to play a role.
- Provide an in-depth look at digestive health issues and the nutrients in prunes and prune juice that provides benefit for digestive health.
Shirin Hooshmand, Ph.D., RD
Shirin received her doctorate from the Department of Nutrition, Food and Exercise Sciences at Florida State University where she studied the bone reversal effects of plants’ bioactive compounds. She completed her post-doctoral training at Florida State University working in the area of nutrition, bone, and cartilage. Her current research interests include bone and calcium metabolism, osteoporosis and osteoarthritis, and functional foods. She has served as an ad hoc reviewer for the USDA’s small business innovation research (SBIR) grants for the Food Science and Nutrition program and as a reviewer for VA musculoskeletal/orthopedic rehabilitation grants. She is the Medical and Scientific Advisory Board member of American Bone Health (ABH) and an ambassador for the National Osteoporosis Foundation (NOF). She was an invited faculty for the Interdisciplinary Symposium on Osteoporosis (ISO2014) organized by the National Osteoporosis Foundation and an invited speaker for the 10th International Symposium on Nutritional Aspects of Osteoporosis (ISNAO2017). She has published 38 original articles in peer-reviewed journals and presented more than 90 abstracts at national and international symposia. She has received the Graduate Women in Science (GWIS) fellowship, the Florida State University Graduate Research and Creativity Award and the Florida State University Alumni award.