Christine Steele

February 2, 2013
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2013 Protein Trends & Technologies Seminar

Presentation: Protein Packing Products: The Nutritional Rational

Speaker: Christine Ann Steele, Ph.D., director, Science, Innovation & Education, Abbott Nutrition

Dr. Christine Steele joined Abbott Nutrition in 2004 where she is responsible for directing the research on adult, pediatric and infant nutrition products, including Ensure®, Glucerna® PediaSure®, Similac® and the specialty nutrition brands.

Christine has managed teams of scientists for product innovation, clinical research and scientific affairs as well as has coordinated activities of a company scientific advisory board.  She has directed the activities of over 70 clinical trials on company products and prepared consumer education materials based on research findings and published technical literature.

Christine develops her leadership skills through the Food Systems Leadership Institute and compliments her continued growth as a scientist through her memberships in Institute of Food Technologists, American College of Sports Medicine, National Strength and Conditioning Association, American Dietetic Association, and American Society of Parenteral and Enteral Nutrition.

She has authored many consumer education publications including a scientific peer-reviewed article on the importance of an overall healthy diet and lifestyle.  Steele has delivered several public speaking and television engagements in health and wellness along with a granted patent to aid the insulin related uptake of a bioactive into muscle.

Christine earned her Ph.D. in Nutrition and an M.S. in Food Science from Cornell University and a B.S. in Food Science from Purdue University. She completed her dietetic coursework from the University of Northern Colorado.

2013 Protein Trends & Technologies Seminar Presentation Description:
Protein Packing Products: The Nutritional Rational

Consumers see a “halo of health” surrounding protein foods and ingredients. Weight management and body shaping, muscle enhancement in athletes and prevention of sarcopenia (muscle loss with age) are primary benefits attributed to these nutrients. This presentation looks at the research behind such benefits as well as evolving support for a broader role for proteins in health and wellness.