Is it possible to get too much Vitamin D from the sun? Do some people get too little Vitamin D or in the wrong form? What are good food sources of Vitamin D? Are some people more at risk for Vitamin D deficiency?
These and other questions about this essential vitamin will be answered in the monthly wellness lecture at Academy Village Wednesday (12-12), presented by a registered dietitian who is a faculty member in the UA Department of Nutritional Sciences.
Kelly Jackson, assistant director of the UA Didactic Program in Dietetics, will speak on the topic “Vitamin D: An Update on the Sunshine Vitamin.” The lecture, describing what is new in the area of Vitamin D research, begins at 3:30 p.m. in the Great Room of the Arizona Senior Academy Building. The ASA’s weekly lectures and concerts are open to the public free of charge.
For the past eight years Jackson has been a lecturer and academic advisor at the UA, where she teaches courses in such areas as Human Nutrition in Health and Disease, Nutrition Careers and Nutrition Education and Counseling. Her main focus is educating and mentoring the next generation of registered dietitians.
Prior to working in higher education, Kelly was a clinical dietitian in Portland, OR, and Las Vegas, NV, specializing in cardiology and critical care. She received a B. S. degree in nutrition and food management (dietetics) from Oregon State University and an M. S. degree in nutritional sciences from the University of Arizona. She completed a dietetic internship at St. Mary’s Hospital at the Mayo Medical Center in Rochester, MN.
Submitted by H. Deon Holt, Academy Village Volunteer