Nutritional Sciences Hosting Talks on How to Add Vegetables to Diet

March 1, 2010

The Department of Nutritional Sciences is organizing two informational discussions as part of National Nutrition Month, which happens every March. Each discussion will focus on ways that people can implement vegetables into their daily lives. The events are free and open to the public.

On March 22, from noon to 1:30 p.m., Dr. Mary Dean Coleman-Kelly, assistant professor of nutritional sciences, will be giving a lunchtime talk, titled “Vary Your Veggies: How to incorporate them into a busy life,” at the State College Family YMCA, in the Teen Center Room.

On March 25, from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m., Dr. Kasia Kordas, assistant professor of nutritional sciences, will be giving a talk, titled “Eating vegetables and enhancing your health in quick and delicious ways,” at Potter Elementary School in Centre Hall, Pennsylvania. This event is being co-organized with the Child Development and Family Council of Centre County.

“I realized in clinical practice that people know they should include vegetables in their diet, but the challenge is figuring out how to implement this recommendation into their busy daily lives,” says Lynn Parker Klees, RD, instructor in nutritional sciences. Klees and Dr. Dorothy Blair, assistant professor of nutritional sciences, helped organize the two events.

For more information on National Nutrition Month, visit the American Dietetic Association’s Eat Right Web site.

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Editors: Lynn Parker Klees can be reached at lgp2@psu.edu. For additional information, please contact the College of Health and Human Development Office of College Relations at 814-865-3831 or healthhd@psu.edu.