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Dr. Jennifer Rood, Pennington Biomedical Research Center (2019)

The Press Club



Genre: Newsmagazine

Place Covered: Baton Rouge, East Baton Rouge Parish, Louisiana

Copyright Holder: Louisiana Educational Television Authority

Date Issued: 2019-08-19

Duration: 00:31:29

Subjects: BATON ROUGE PRESS CLUB | Rood, Jennifer | Pennington Biomedical Research Center | Nutrition | Military | United States. Department of Defense


  • Rood, Jennifer Speaker


A speech by Dr. Jennifer Rood before the Baton Rouge Press Club on August 19, 2019. Dr. Rood is the associate executive director for Core Services and Resources for the Pennington Biomedical Research Center in Baton Rouge, Louisiana. She discusses: Pennington’s 31-year partnership with the United States Department of Defense; their work in optimizing war fighter nutrition; their work with the militaries in other countries; their two new awards totaling $16 million from the Department of Defense – the Optimizing Performance for Soldiers (OPS) Study #2 and the Biochemistry Analysis Services Projects; the findings from the OPS #1 study; and their plans for the OPS #2 study. She also answers questions from the audience.