Nutrition and Exercise for Bone Health,’ Nov. 7

Wednesday, November 7, 2012 - 6:30pm to 7:30pm
How to maximize bone health through dietary intake and physical activity will be discussed in “Nutrition and Exercise for Bone Health,” a free presentation, open to the public, on Wednesday, Nov. 7, from 6 to 7:30 p.m., at The University of Arizona Medical Center – University Campus, Chase Bank Auditorium (Room 8403), 1501 N. Campbell Ave., Tucson. Light refreshments are provided.
 
(Please Note: There is a parking fee of $1.50 per hour, cash only, in The University of Arizona Medical Center – University Campus visitor/patient parking garage. Free parking is available after 5 p.m. in the UA Zone 1 permit and metered parking lot 2030, just south of the parking garage at East Mabel Street and Martin Avenue.)
 
Speaker Linda Houtkooper, PhD, RD, FACSM, is a professor with the UA Department of Nutritional Sciences and an associate director of UA Cooperative Extension programs. A registered dietician and Fellow in the American College of Sports Medicine, Dr. Houtkooper will share her expertise in preventing osteoporosis by focusing on nutrition and exercise.
 
In addition to being an innovative leader in the research of bone health, she has assisted in developing national models for accurately assessing body composition in children and track and field athletes. She also is a nationally recognized author, best known for her books “BEST Exercise Program for Osteoporosis Prevention” and “Winning Sports Nutrition.”
 
Seating is limited and prior registration is requested. For more information or to register, contact the University of Arizona Arthritis Center, 520-626-5040, or email LivingHealthy@arthritis.arizona.edu Notification of cancellations also is requested.
 
About Linda Houtkooper, PhD, RD, FACSM
 
Dr. Houtkooper earned a bachelor’s degree in home economics education from South Dakota State University; and a master’s in food, human nutrition and dietetics and doctorate in nutritional sciences from the University of Arizona.
 
Her research focuses on understanding how the interrelationships among dietary intake, body composition and physical activity affect the prevention of osteoporosis and promotion of healthy weight management in women. She has contributed to the field of body composition by developing methods for accurately assessing body composition in children and elite female heptathletes. (Heptathlon contestants complete in seven track and field events: 200-meter and 800-meter runs, 100-meter hurdles, shot put, javelin throw, high jump and long jump.) In addition, she has directed studies that assess the nutritional statuses of elite track and field athletes.
 
About the ‘Living Healthy with Arthritis’ lecture series
 
The lecture is part of the 2012 series of “Living Healthy with Arthritis” monthly talks presented by the University of Arizona Arthritis Center at the UA College of Medicine – Tucson and supported through the Susan and Saul Tobin Endowment for Research and Education in Rheumatology.
 
Lectures are held the first Wednesday of each month, 6 to 7:30 p.m., at The University of Arizona Medical Center – University Campus, Chase Bank Auditorium (Room 8403), 1501 N. Campbell Ave., Tucson.
 
No lectures will be held in December 2012 or January 2013.
 
On Saturday, Jan. 26, 2013, the University of Arizona Arthritis Center will present the annual Living Healthy With Arthritis Conference from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. at The University of Arizona Medical Center – University Campus, 1501 N. Campbell Ave., Tucson. Keynote presenter will be Esther Sternberg, MD, the newly appointed director of research for the University of Arizona Center for Integrative Medicine. She also is a member of the UA Arthritis Center and serves on the center’s Scientific Advisory Board.
 
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The University of Arizona Arthritis Center, a Center of Excellence at the UA College of Medicine – Tucson, is a research leader with a focus on identifying the causes of arthritis and developing improved diagnosis, measurement and treatment of the disease.