Nourish: Myths and Controversies
Location: Sobeys Community Kitchen, 400 University Ave, Charlottetown
Are canned foods safe? Should I be buying all organic foods? Is my body too acidic? Since the inception of the Nourish program, members have been asking nutrition questions throughout their sessions. Now, all the questions you have (and didn’t know you have) are contained in this thorough two-hour lecture-style format session. Leave this session feeling confident and clear about popular nutrition myths and controversies.
Meet our instructors:
Angela was born and raised in Prince Edward Island. She attended the University of Prince Edward Island where she received her Bachelor of Science with honours in Foods and Nutrition before going on to complete her dietetic internship with placements in long term care, diabetes management, cancer treatment, and inpatient and outpatient care. Angela is currently finishing up her Masters of Science in Human Biology at UPEI, where her research focuses on food literacy and the development of food skills and food security. She has experience in developing and leading food preparation programming and currently works in food service management at an Island hospital. Angela takes a whole food approach to healthy eating and wellness and looks forward to meeting you all!
Vanessa Murphy is a dietitian registered with the PEI College of Dietitians. Vanessa also has Master’s degree in Cellular Medicine from the University of Ottawa where she studied the diseases such as cancer, diabetes and muscular regeneration. Originally from Quebec, Vanessa moved to PEI in 2010 to raise her young family. To pursue her interests in human health sciences and nutrition, she returned to school to study dietetics at the University of Prince Edward Island. Her background in medical research and nutrition combined with her personal interest in restoring the health of people across the all life stages has led her to a rewarding career in community nutrition. Vanessa is looking forward to applying this experience and knowledge to cancer prevention and recovery in the Nourish sessions at the Canadian Cancer Society.
Registration or Appointment Required: This program requires a commitment to attend all sessions.
- Sat Feb 1, 2020: 10:00am - 12:00pm