This event will be presented virtually on Zoom. Please click this link (or the register button) to receive the zoom link.
Marion Reinson executive director of Eating For Your Health, will discuss the Seven Pillars which are central to the organization’s focus on increasing the awareness of the benefits associated with cooking and eating whole foods for health.
You will also hear stories from program participants who have improved their health by changing what and how they eat.
Keynote presentation from Dr. Uma Pisharody, a pediatric gastroenterologist who is passionate about helping children and families understand the connection between the food they eat, digestive health and well-being. Dr. Pisharody will discuss metabolic syndrome which is an increasingly prevalent health problem in both children and adults. Her discussion will cover the risk factors for metabolic syndrome and how to prevent and reverse these, by employing the back-to-basics approach of "J.E.R.F" Just. Eat. Real. Food.
Q & A to follow with Dr. Pisharody, board president; Fiona Capstick, RN, NBME; and board member and chief medical adviser, Dr. Adi Benito, board-certified in endocrinology, diabetes and metabolism.
Whether you have received a new diagnosis such as pre-diabetes or you want to start eating and feeding your family in a healthier way, you will find useful and practical information in this program.
About Eating for Your Health
At Eating For Your Health we support people in changing the way they eat and transforming their relationship with food. We believe that every person and every body is unique and that no single approach to food is right for everyone; so we encourage participants to explore and experiment with food that reflects their taste, budget, background and culture. We emphasize the importance of eating single, whole fresh ingredients and avoiding processed foods whenever possible, but we do not advocate one single approach to food or way of eating.
About Dr. Uma K. Pisharody, FAAP, MD
Dr. Pisharody is a 2021 Seattle Met Top Doctor Award winner who is passionate about helping children and families understand the connection between diet, nutrition, digestive health and well-being. Inspired by her own pediatrician, Dr. Pisharody always knew she wanted to become an advocate for children’s health. Experiences with malnutrition and diarrheal diseases during medical training in India, led to her choose a career in pediatric gastroenterology. She participates in the medical advisory committee for the Northwest Chapter of the Crohn’s and Colitis Foundation (CCF), and is the co-medical director for Camp Oasis, the annual camp for kids with Crohn's and Colitis