Food as Medicine: Comida Como Su Medicina

U.S. Hispanic Nutrition Research and Education Center presents Oct. 29-30 event

WHAT: “Food as Medicine: Comida Como Su Medicina,” a continuing education conference for health professionals — but packed with plenty of nutritious ideas for the public, as well!

WHEN: Friday and Saturday, Oct. 29 and 30 (see highlighted speakers below)

WHERE: Cultural Arts Center at Texas State Technical College, 1825 N. Loop 499, Harlingen 78550

WHO: This is a continuing education program for physicians, nurses, dieticians, social workers and other health professionals who are involved or interested in nutrition, obesity, diabetes education or research programs. The public may attend for $30, the same price paid by professionals. Students with identification may attend for $15.

The program is sponsored by a grant from the Development Corporation of Harlingen Inc. to the U.S. Hispanic Nutrition Research and Education Center. The center is located at the UT Health Science Center San Antonio’s Harlingen Campus of the Regional Academic Health Center.

PROGRAM: The complete schedule is available at Suggestions for coverage include:

  • 10:35 a.m. Friday, Oct. 29 — “Health and Nutrition from the Garden©,” Barbara Storz, extension agent-horticulture, Texas AgriLIFE Extension Service, Hidalgo County
  • 1 p.m. Friday, Oct. 29 — “Evolution of the Human Diet and the Emergence to Pandemic Incidence of Chronic Disease,” John Bagnulo, Ph.D., nutritionist, lecturer, author, Stockbridge, Mass.
  • 9:35 a.m. Saturday, Oct. 30 — “Longevity and the Aging Brain,” Shibu Poulose, Ph.D., U.S. Department of Agriculture Human Nutrition Research Center on Aging, and Tufts University

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