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siggi’s taps into professional nutrition community with launch of online education portal
Icelandic-style yogurt maker siggi’s has launched an online portal to serve as a digital resource for the nutrition community covering topics ranging from full-fat dairy to gut health.
The ‘siggi’s sessions online portal’ will offer on-demand educational materials and free webinars based on relevant issues and topics facing the industry, the company said.
"We know the world is changing fast with new and exciting research in nutrition coming out pretty much every day. So we came up with the idea of the siggi's session portal to support our partners in the nutrition community and help them get easy access to credible, educational information," Siggi Hilmarsson, founder of siggi's, said.
Qualified registered dietitians and health professionals can request access to the portal to complete educational webinars and earn continuing education credits from the Commission on Dietetic Registration.
The first completed session featured titled “Behind the Label: A Look at Added Sugar” featured Dr. Rachel Johnson, PhD, MPH, RDN, FAHA, Professor of Nutrition and Medicine at the University of Vermont, along with siggi's in-house RD and nutrition communications lead, Jenna Amos.
"With new webinars and downloadable resources planned for the portal throughout 2018, there will always be a new topic to learn more about, whether it's related to nutrition research, or new technical skills that can help the community reach their audience more effectively," Amos said.