When I’m shopping here at DLM, I often stop and talk with other customers about their nutrition questions. I am always happy to share my knowledge, but I’ve realized over the years that “nutrition” has become more and more confusing, and it’s no wonder. Every day it seems that nutrition headlines change: Fat is bad, fat is good; grains are good, grains are bad; go paleo, low carb, vegan. It’s enough to make our heads spin. So, I’m asked, what should we eat?
I am not a dietician, so it’s not my job to tell others what to eat. But as a Nutrition Educator, I point out that much of what we’re told about nutrition, food, and wellness is misleading and sometimes just plain wrong. We have to be able to separate the facts from the hype, and when we do, we can have a much clearer picture of what our food life should look like.
So here is the bottom line. All of us are different and will thrive on different kinds of food. But a constant in all of this confusion is that nature has provided us with a variety of foods that supply the essential nutrients needed to provide our bodies and minds with the fuel they need to function optimally.
In our new Nutrition for Life series, we will sort out the facts and learn about essential nutrients, their food sources, and how they support the body. We will discuss inflammation, the many ways it affects our physical and mental functioning, and how we can use nutrition to temper the flame. And finally, we’ll take a look at the role of nutritional supplements in our health and wellness.
Nutrition for Life is an informative 3-part series highlighting the role of nutrition in our life. Register for each class individually ($20 each) or for all three ($50).
- Nutrition for Life: The Fundamentals (11:30 a.m.-1 p.m. September 18)
- Nutrition for Life: Nutrition & Inflammation (11:30 a.m.-1p.m. September 25)
- Nutrition for Life: The Scoop on Supplements (11:30 a.m.-1 p.m.October 2)