Gut Microbiome, Nutrient Interactions and Personalized Nutrition

Program Date: 8 October 2019
Publication Date: 12 March 2020
Continuing Education Units: Nurse Contact: 1.0; Dietitian CPEU: 1.0

Course Description:

In this course, review how diet impacts the gut microbiome; discuss how the gut microbiome impacts an individual’s nutritional status and need for personalized nutrition; and highlight future areas of research. Originally presented at the 2019 Abbott Nutrition Research Conference.

Course Objectives:

•Review how diet impacts the gut microbiome and current literature and evidence showing a connection between the gut microbiome and nutrient or food interactions.
•Discuss how the gut microbiome impacts an individual’s nutritional status and the need for personalized nutrition.
•Share new research related to the gut microbiome and personalized nutrition.
•Highlight future areas of research that are needed in this field of gut microbiome and personalized nutrition.
  • CDR Level: 2
  • Suggested Learning Codes: 2000, 2020, 3020, 9020
  • Performance Indicators: 4.1.5, 8.1.2, 8.3.6
  • Run Time: 31

Course Instructor Bio(s)

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Abigail Johnson, PhD, RDN

University of Minnesota
Minneapolis, MN, USA
Abigail Johnson is a postdoctoral associate and registered dietitian. Abby works with the Knights Lab at the University of Minnesota to study the personalized interactions between diet and the microbiome healthy individuals, in immigrant populations, and during infant development. Her work focuses on developing and applying computational methods for nutritional datasets to better understand the complex interrelationships between diet, the microbiome, and health and disease.
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