Well-known dietitian talks with palm researchers about fat fallacies

This week, Dr. Felicia Stoler shared valuable information with Palm Oil Nutrition Week attendees about the public’s perceptions … and misconceptions … about dietary fats. Dr. Stoler’s presentation, Fat Fallacy (or Facts) and Public Perception, was designed to educate medical researchers and practitioners about the acceptance of dietary fats and palm oil in particular.

Explaining that dietary recommendations have flip flopped over the last four decades, Dr. Stoler pointed out three important trends that are current taking place:

• Shift from low fat to “better for you fats”

• Recognition of value of poly and mono-unsaturated fats in the diet

• Trans fats out of most processed foods

She further examined the role of the media in changing the public’s and physicians’ opinions about dietary fats. She added that she relies heavily on science during her media interviews, as well as her discussions with clients and healthcare professionals.

Dr. Felicia Stoler is a registered dietitian, exercise physiologist and expert consultant in disease prevention, wellness and healthful living. She has a bachelors from Tulane University, a masters in applied physiology and nutrition from Columbia University and her doctorate in clinical nutrition from UMDNJ. Felicia serves on many local, state and national committees related to health and wellness and is one of the most sought-after nutrition/fitness experts for the media. Dr. Stoler hosted the second season of TLC’s groundbreaking series Honey, We’re Killing the Kids!, is the author of Living Skinny in Fat Genes™ which was featured in USA Weekend among the top “must have” books in 2011. She has been a contributor for FoxNews.com and written several book chapters.

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Palm Oil Nutrition Week aspires to highlight the positive role of palm oil bioactives – including tocotrienols, carotenoids and phenolics – that are now found in many food items. This conference is providing researchers, healthcare professionals and consumers with the latest scientific evidence on the health advantages of dietary palm oil.

Felicia Stoler is a member of Media Relations Inc.’s panel of highly respected third-party experts. She is compensated to express her own professional opinions, through the media, about certain products.


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