SOURCE: Standard Functional Foods Group

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December 17, 2009 15:21 ET

Pennington Biomedical Research Center Preventative Medicine Expert Speaks at Standard Functional Foods Group Expo West Event

NASHVILLE, TN--(Marketwire - December 17, 2009) - Standard Functional Foods Group will be hosting an invitation only cocktail event at Natural Products Expo West in Anaheim on March 12. The guest speaker will be Dr. Timothy Church, medical doctor and professor of Preventative Medicine at Pennington Biomedical Research Center at Louisiana State University.

Dr. Church will discuss the critical juncture Americans face when it comes to their health in 2010, and how professionals in the food industry play a role in the new fitness movement of the 21st century.

He has authored over 70 research articles and received numerous awards for his research in preventative health. Prior to accepting a position at Pennington, Dr. Church served as vice president of medical and laboratory research at The Cooper Institute in Dallas, known worldwide as an international leader in some of the most comprehensive studies on human performance and disease prevention.

Frequently used as an expert source for preventative health stories with major national media outlets, Dr. Church has been interviewed by: The New York Times, U.S. News and World Report, NBC's Today show, the Los Angeles Times, the Wall Street Journal, USA Today, Reuters, The Washington Post, Consumer Reports, Vogue, Prevention magazine, Time magazine, National Public Radio, "O" The Oprah Magazine, the London Times, CNN and more.

Dr. Church's most recent book, "Move Yourself, The Cooper Clinic Medical Director's Guide to All Healing Benefits of Exercise (Even a Little!)" draws upon research from thousands of Cooper Clinic patients and research participants from around the world. The book proves how simple activity makes a significant impact when it comes to preventing major diseases and obesity. Unlike other popular fitness books, "Move Yourself" advocates engaging in pure activity, not an exercise plan.

Standard Functional Foods Group is hosting Dr. Church at its event geared for companies who produce nutritional bars and healthy snacks and is a contract manufacturer that specializes in formulating unique product designs and the latest nutrition innovations.

Standard Functional Foods Group will also be exhibiting at SupplyExpo 2010 Expo West at Booth # 354 in Hall A. For more information about the event call Joanne at 800-226-4340 or visit: http://www.sffgi.com.

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