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July 12, 2013

Nutrition science professor named to 2015 Dietary Guidelines Advisory Committee

Wayne Campbell

Wayne Campbell 
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WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind. — Wayne Campbell, a Purdue University professor of nutrition science and expert on dietary protein and human health, has been selected to serve on the U.S. government committee that will review and give advice on setting the nation's dietary recommendations, the Dietary Guidelines for Americans, 2015.

Campbell is one of 15 nationally recognized experts selected by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services and U.S. Department of Agriculture to serve on the 2015 Dietary Guidelines Advisory Committee. Every five years a committee reviews the latest in nutrition and medical research to provide the scientific basis for these national recommendations. These guidelines provide the foundation for national nutrition programs, standards and education.

Campbell's expertise and research focuses on understanding how protein nutrition and exercise influence adult 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. Topics of interest include determining how much protein old and elderly people should consume to meet their metabolic needs and maximize their health; studying the effects of protein quantity and food source on appetite and eating behavior; and evaluating the importance of eating protein at breakfast to promote fullness while adults are dieting. 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.

He is director of the Indiana Clinical Research Center and Bionutrition Services Core at Purdue. The center is a component of the NIH-supported Indiana Clinical and Translational Science Institute at the Indiana University of School of Medicine.

More information about the Dietary Guidelines and the work of this committee is available at http://www.DietaryGuidelines.gov 

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

Source: Wayne Campbell, 765-494-8236, campbellw@purdue.edu 

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http://www.hhs.gov/news/press/2013pres/05/20130531a.html