From The Past To The Future Of Nutrigenomics
FOUNDATIONAL PRINCIPLES OF NUTRIGENOMICS
Nutritional Genomics is a complex and valuable part of our work in nutrition. We can no longer choose to exclude this knowledge if we want to practice effective integrative and functional nutrition. This webinar is an overview of what nutritional genomics entails, from exploring the key foundational principles that all practitioners need to know when working with genetics in their practice, to determining what will stand out as nutrigenomic science you can trust. We finish off with 9 genes we can interrogate to determine their clinical nutrigenomics value.

PART 1: Foundational Principles of Nutrigenomics

  • Upstream nutrition
  • Genetic Variation
  • Penetrance
  • Nutrigenomics vs nutrigenetics
  • Pathways and Polygenic risk scores
  • Epigenetics and daily choice
  • H=G=C

PART 2: Nutrigenomic Science You Can Trust

  • Not all SNPs are equal
  • Clinical and scientific utility
  • Frequency
  • Study quality
  • Biological plausibility
  • Pathway impact
  • Clinical impact
  • Intervention
  • Biomarkers
  • Changing decision making

PART 3: Interrogating Genes to Determine Their Clinical Nutrigenomics Value

  • GSTM1
  • LCT
  • APOE
  • ACE
  • TNFA
  • MTHFR
  • HFE
  • NQ01
  • COMT
Upon successful completion of this one-hour course, the participant should be able to:
  • Define and explore the key foundational principles of genetics.


  • Define the elements of scientific validity and clinical utility as foundational principles for building science we can trust.


  • Understand the polygenic risk score as an objective methodology.


  • Be able to evaluate the clinical usefulness of genes and SNPs you will encounter in genetic test reports.
Live Event Date: Feb 23, 2021
Performance Indicators/Learning Objectives: 8.1.4, 8.2.3, 8.3.7, 10.1.1
Target Audience: RDs, DTRs, Health Professionals
Number of Credits: 1.0
Level(s): 1
Total Cost: $18 ($18.00 per credit)

About the Presenter: Yael Joffe, RD, PhD, FACN
Yael Joffe

In the rapidly-evolving discipline of nutrigenomics, Dr. Joffe is globally acknowledged as a leading expert in the field. She is a highly sought-after speaker, has co-authored two books, "It's Not Just Your Genes" and "Genes To Plate," and has been published in multiple peer-reviewed scientific journals.

Dr. Joffe is at the forefront of nutrigenomic education and has helped develop and supervise nutrigenomics courses around the world, including her own Manuka courses, which have trained hundreds of healthcare practitioners globally. She is currently an Adjunct Professor, teaching Nutrigenomics at Rutgers University and MUIH.

She is co-founder and Chief Science Officer of 3X4 Genetics.

Other Webinars by this Presenter/Organization:
Building Nutrigenomics Knowledge And Confidence For Clinical Practice Integration

Building Nutrigenomics Knowledge And Confidence For Clinical Practice Integration

On Demand
Live Date: (Mar 11,2021)
Expiration Date: (Mar 10,2024)

Rating: 4.88 out of 5

Instructor: Yael Joffe, RD, PhD, FACN

Duration: 1 hour