Food Is Not the Sum of Its Parts: Uncovering the Magic of the Food Matrix

Presented by: Marie Spano, MS, RD, CSCS, CSSD

Food is not the sum of its parts. Join one of the country’s leading sports nutritionists and nutrition communications specialist, Marie Spano, MS, RD, CSCS, CSSD as she takes a deep dive into the exciting and emerging research on the food matrix. Explore how the nutrients and bioactive compounds in food may work together to produce beneficial health effects beyond their individual contributions. Examine how the food matrix impacts the gut microbiome, muscle growth and repair, and alters the impact saturated fat has on blood cholesterol. This session will uncover the multifaceted role the food matrix has on human health and performance and its impacts on your client’s nutrient needs.


As a result of this presentation attendees will be able to: 

  1. Describe how the food matrix influences nutrient absorption
  2. Discuss how the food matrix alters the impact saturated fat has on blood cholesterol
  3. Compare and contrast protein sources based on the food matrix
  4. Determine how this food matrix may influence your client’s nutrient needs

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Funding for this webinar provided by the Connecticut Milk Promotion Board and New England Dairy.

Marie Spano, MS, RD, CSCS, CSSD

Marie Spano, MS, RD, CSCS, CSSD, is one of the country’s leading sports nutritionists and a nutrition communications specialist. She has worked as a team dietitian in the NFL, MLB, NBA, NHL and MMA. Spano is the lead author of Nutrition for Sport, Exercise and Health and has appeared on CNN as well as NBC, ABC, Fox, and CBS affiliates. Find her on Twitter and Instagram @mariespano.

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