Newswise — The Society of Nutrition Education and Behavior (SNEB) is hosting “Aging and Muscle Loss: Too Young to Worry? Think Again!,” a live webinar on Thursday, June 19 from 1:00 – 2:15 p.m. EST. Sponsored by National Dairy Council, this webinar will focus on the importance of early interventions to maintain muscle mass and strength through nutrition and exercise. Presenting during the webinar are Hope Barkoukis, PhD, RD, LD, Associate Professor and Interim Chair, Department of Nutrition in the School of Medicine, Case Western Reserve University and Susan Kundrat, MS, RD, CSSD, Clinical Assistant Professor and Nutritional Sciences B.S. Program Director, University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee.As a result of attending the webinar participants will learn how to:• Reposition sarcopenia in the minds of health professionals from a condition that impacts older Americans to a progressive syndrome that can start much earlier in life. • Leverage the latest research on sarcopenia and muscle maintenance to elevate the importance of proper exercise and protein intake among middle-aged Americans. • Review the gradual domino-effect decline in health that accompanies muscle loss: beginning with the loss of strength, through the loss of physical function and declines in performing activities of daily living and quality of life, to an increased risk of mortality, and• Identify the best dietary and exercise approaches for middle-aged Americans to adopt in order to maintain muscle and reduce their risk for sarcopenia. This webinar is free for members of SNEB. Non-member cost is $25. Attendees will earn 1 CPE from the Commission on Dietetic Registration. Register at

About the Society for Nutrition Education and BehaviorThe Society for Nutrition Education and Behavior is an international organization of nutrition education professionals who are dedicated to promoting effective nutrition education and communication to support and improve healthful behaviors with a vision of healthy communities through nutrition education and advocacy. Visit the Society for Nutrition Education and Behavior at SNEB is a USDA/CNPP National Strategic Partner.

About National Dairy CouncilNational Dairy Council® (NDC), the non-profit organization funded by the national dairy checkoff program, is committed to nutrition education and research-based communications. NDC provides science-based nutrition information to, and in collaboration with, a variety of stakeholders committed to fostering a healthier nation, including health professionals, educators, school nutrition directors, academia, industry, consumers and media. Established in 1915, NDC comprises a staff of registered dietitians and nutrition research and communications experts across the country. NDC has taken a leadership role in promoting child health and wellness through programs such as Fuel Up to Play 60. Developed by NDC and the National Football League (NFL), Fuel Up to Play 60 encourages youth to consume nutrient-rich foods and achieve at least 60 minutes of physical activity every day. For more information, visit