Nutrition and the Brain



Webinar Date/Time: Wed, Jun 19, 2024 1:00 PM EDT

Cognitive health is a fast-growing and lucrative category but what do we actually know about the relationship between nutrition and brain health? Register for our upcoming webcast to learn more!

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Event Overview:

Brain health is a fast-growing category as consumers seek natural solutions to manage stress, maintain focus and performance in their daily lives, and even reduce their risk of cognitive decline with age. But what is the relationship between nutrition and cognitive health outcomes; what are the gaps and challenges of studying this connection; and how should brands approach research to substantiate nuanced concepts of cognitive performance?

Key Learning Objectives:

  • Elucidate the relationship between nutrition and cognitive health outcomes
  • Identify gaps and challenges in studying this relationship
  • Identify strategies for clinical validation that are scientifically sound and meet consumer preferences

Who Should Attend:

  • Chief Scientific Officer
  • Marketing Director
  • Formulation experts
  • Nutritionists
  • Research scientists


Alyssa Ghirardelli, MPH, RD

Principal Research Scientist

Alyssa Ghirardelli, MPH, RD, Principal Research Scientist in NORC’s Health Care Programs Department, has over 25 years of experience in public health research. Her work focuses on behavior change through population health, communication, and social marketing research. Ghirardelli has experience with formative research including segmentation, message development and concept testing, focus groups, key informant interviews and qualitative methodologies. She is also a registered dietitian.

Marie Latulippe, MS, MBA, RDN
Director of Science Programs IAFNS - Advancing Food and Nutrition Science

Marie leads the IAFNS Board Program Committee, IAFNS Scientific Leadership Council, and several Nutrition Committees – including the Cognitive Health Committee. Her responsibilities include strategy development and scientific project management with diverse membership across government, industry, and academia. Under her leadership, IAFNS has supported 20 publications per year for the last three years. Over the course of her career, Marie has held a variety of positions within science-based organizations, in the US and in Europe. Additionally, she served as Study Director at the National Academies of Sciences Food and Nutrition Board.

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