Industry Presented Webinar: A Tale of Two Proteins: Plant vs. Animal for Fitness
Sponsored by: Egg Nutrition Center
There are different types of carbs, different types of fat, but not many people talk about the different types of protein vary. There’s been a lot of recent attention around plant-based proteins, but how do they differ from animal-based proteins and how do they impact health and physical performance? With the protein trend still going strong, it is likely that consumers and athletes will seek a deeper understanding of protein, beyond just how much they should eat. This session will examine amino acids, explain how protein quality is determined, and look at differences in plant and animal proteins, including common misperceptions. It will also provide practical recommendations for meeting clients’ dietary protein needs through foods.
Presenter: Dr. Christopher Mohr, PhD, RD is a nutrition spokesperson and consultant to a number of media outlets and corporations including National Dairy Council, General Mills Bell Institute of Health and Nutrition, Nestle and Nordic Naturals. He is a consulting Sports Nutritionist for the Cincinnati Bengals and is also an Expert Contributor for ReebokONE. He often appears on TV as a nutritional guest expert, including an appearance with Chef Emeril Lagasse and another on the Montel Williams Show. He was the nutrition expert for the NY Times Bestseller, “LL Cool J’s Platinum Workout” and worked closely with fitness celebrity Denise Austin to create the entire nutrition component of her latest book. He is also on the Advisory Board for Men’s Fitness Magazine and has written over 500 articles for consumer publications, such as Men’s Fitness, Weight Watchers, Men’s Health and Fitness, to name a few. Dr. Mohr has Bachelor and Master of Science degrees in Nutrition from The Pennsylvania State University and University of Massachusetts, respectively. He earned his PhD in Exercise Physiology from the University of Pittsburgh and is a Registered Dietitian.
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