Looking for timely nutrition news nuggets at your fingertips? Check out Jamie Pope Nutrition Prof!

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Several years ago I was thrilled to have students inquire about ways they could continue to tap into evidence-based, current nutrition news and hot topics after the semester ended.   While I shared credible nutrition news links, I also decided to set up my own educational Facebook page to post not only links to media stories, but provide a bit of context, relevance, and clarification from my own perspective and experience - and to invite students, colleagues, family, and friends to follow.   I'd love you to check out Jamie Pope Nutrition Prof!   Might find some media stories - along with medical/scientific articles to share with your students in class or in your own social media - or info for your own nutrition questions.   I would usually have a relevant media story showing on the screen as students walked into class and then open class with a brief discussion of the science behind the headline as pertained to that day's focus.   Or for online classes I would include as part of an announcement or have as screen share as students joined an online meeting.  A critical outcome of a nutrition course -  or any course really - is to be able to evaluate social and news media stories through a scientific lens.  Would also appreciate any ideas for posts or feedback.   Best!  Jamie Pope jpopenutrition@gmail.com or jamie.pope@vanderbilt.edu 

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Jamie Pope, a Registered Dietitian Nutritionist and Assistant Professor of Practice in Medicine, Health and Society at Vanderbilt University, has worked in the areas of obesity research, health promotion, heart disease prevention, and since 2000 teaching introductory nutrition. Beyond the classroom, she adapted portions of her nutrition courses to produce a Massive Open Online Course attracting more than 175,000 participants from around the world. This experience earned Jamie an Innovation in Teaching award from the Vanderbilt University School of Nursing. She is the co-author of the textbook entitled Nutrition for a Changing World. Now in its second edition, the text is in use in over 140 universities across the U.S. and the recipient of a 2020 Textbook Excellence Award. Most recently she developed and produced an audio course for Learn25.com (Nutrition 101: Understanding the Science and Practice of Eating Well) that is also featured on platforms like Apple Books and Audible. Jamie holds a Master’s of Science degree in Nutrition and post graduate work in Health Psychology. She is a Fellow of the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics. She has authored or contributed to numerous scientific and popular press publications. Jamie also held several corporate positions, serving as nutrition consultant and media representative.