Newswise — The Society of Nutrition Education and Behavior (SNEB) is hosting “The Power of Protein: Separating Hype from Reality,” a live webinar on Tuesday, May 6 from 2:00 – 3:15 p.m. EST. Sponsored by Dairy Council of California, this webinar will outline the most substantiated health effects of protein, specifically on appetite, weight management, sarcopenia and athletic performance. Presenting during the webinar are Heather Leidy, PhD, Department of Nutrition and Exercise Physiology at the University of Missouri and Nancy R. Rodriguez, PhD, RD, FACSM, Departments of Kinesiology and Allied Health at the University of Connecticut, Storrs.

As a result of attending the webinar participants will learn how to:• outline the multiple health benefits of protein, beyond muscle building (e.g. satiety/weight mgmt., healthy aging, blood sugar control, etc.), • compare the IOM’s recommended range of protein intake (10-35cal %) to the RDA minimum intake (0.8g/kg/day) and identify specific demographic groups that may benefit from the higher levels, • design diets that include evenly-distributed protein levels throughout the day from a variety of sources, starting with breakfast and,• identify foods that are high-quality sources of protein.

This webinar is free for members of SNEB. Non-member cost is $25 however but the first 100 non-members to register will attend as guests of Dairy Council of California. Attendees will earn 1 CPE from the Commission on Dietetic Registration. Register at