The Power of Protein: Separating Hype from Reality

This webinar outlined the most substantiated health effects of protein, discussed the importance of regular consumption throughout the day, clarified how much is needed, identified specific groups that may benefit from higher levels and outline high quality sources. 

This 75 minute webinar was be presented on Tuesday May 6, 2014.

Speakers: Heather Leidy, PhD and Nancy R. Rodriguez, PhD, RD, FACSM

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The Power of Protein: Separating Hype from Reality slide deck (PDF)

Protein Webinar: Questions + Answers

Sample Daily Menus: High Protein Meals + Snacks

Sample Daily Menus: Vegetarian High Protein Meals + Snacks

Client handout: The Power of Protein

Other resources

Learning Objectives
- Outline the multiple health benefits of protein, beyond muscle building (e.g. satiety/weight management, 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.

- Identify foods that are high-quality sources of protein.