January 13, 2016  

Nutrition prof contributes to dietary guidelines

Wayne Campbell, a Purdue University nutrition science professor, served as a committee member to help shape the nation's Dietary Guidelines for Americans.

In 2013, Campbell, an expert on dietary protein and human health, was selected to serve on the U.S. government committee of 14 scientists who review and advise on the latest nutrition research to shape the Dietary Guidelines for Americans. The guidelines provide the foundation for national nutrition programs, standards and education. Every five years a committee reviews the latest in nutrition and medical research to provide the scientific basis for the national recommendations that influence what people eat every day, including school lunches.

Campbell's expertise and research focuses on understanding how protein nutrition and exercise influence adults' health as people age. His lab evaluates the effects of protein, carbohydrate and energy intakes and exercise training on appetite, eating behavior, body composition, and muscle strength and function. He also is studying the effects of food form, such as consuming calories as solid foods versus beverages, portion size and dietary patterning on appetite and weight control, especially in the aging population.

Writer: Amy Patterson Neubert, 765-494-9723, apatterson@purdue.edu

Source: Wayne Campbell, campbellw@purdue.edu  

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