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Eating Healthy: Whole Foods, Plant-based Diet

Thursday, February 23, 2017 - 7:00pm
Ruth Abate
Community Program
Maryland University of Integrative Health
Free Event
Feb 23, 2017 7:00PM - 8:30PM

What is a plant-based diet?

Will I get enough protein? How about calcium and iron?

Will I need to take supplements? Do I need to eat certain foods together?

How will I eat out or at a family gathering? Do I have to eat tofu?

If you have ever thought about adopting this way of eating, but was unsure about how to do so, or if you have already ventured down this path and seem a little stuck, this on-campus lecture is for you. We’ll dispel the myths and discuss the evidence-based research that supports this lifestyle for the prevention of chronic diseases. Discover simple, healthy and delicious recipes that you can whip up easily in your own kitchen. You will be well on your way to becoming a plant-based Rockstar!

Ruth Abate is a student in the M.S. in Nutrition and Integrative Health program and enrolled in the Nutrition Internship Program at Maryland University of Integrative Health. Ruth hails from Colorado, but is currently living in Maryland while working on her internship hours to obtain her Certified Nutrition Specialist Licensensure. She has recently obtained her certification as a Food For Life Instructor with the Physician’s Committee for Responsible Medicine, has completed the Professional Plant-based Certification through the Rouxbe Cooking School, and has a Plant-based Nutrition Certificate through T. Colin Campbell Center for Nutritional Studies. Eating a vegan diet since 2012, Ruth initially adopted this way of eating in order to avoid medications for her high cholesterol. As a breast cancer survivor, she understands the importance giving one’s body the best tools to reduce the risk of chronic disease. “Cooking plants, it’s just what I do.” Her passion in the kitchen has led to her desire to become a nutritionist and to teach others how to let plants be a major player in their diets. 

Note: Time is Eastern Standard Time.