Obesity, Zinc and Syndrome X Among Topics of Nutrition Conference at Colorado State

Doctors, scientists, nutritionists and educators will discuss the latest health and food safety issues at the 20th annual Lillian Fountain Smith Conference hosted by Colorado State University June 11-12.

The conference, to be held at the University Holiday Inn, 425 West Prospect Road, will feature sessions on obesity, Syndrome X in post-menopausal women and daily zinc requirements. Other topics will include food safety, E. coli, mineral nutrition and kidney stones.

Two back-to-back sessions on obesity will advocate dramatically different approaches to improving health. In the first presentation, "Dilemmas of Obesity: A Clinical Approach," Dr. Michael D. Jensen of the Mayo Clinic will stress weight loss and maintaining a lower weight to promote health. His presentation begins at 10:30 a.m. June 12.

Joanne Ikeda, nutrition education specialist in the department of nutritional sciences at the University of California-Berkeley will present the next session at 11:20 a.m. Her presentation, "Dilemmas of Obesity: A Size Acceptance Approach," will stress healthy lifestyle choices regardless of weight.

The annual Lillian Fountain Smith Conference is sponsored by the department of food science and human nutrition at Colorado State.

For more information, call Cheri Pineda at (970) 491-1350.