‘Nutrition for the Self,’ Aug. 19

Friday, August 19, 2011 - 5:30pm
“Nutrition for the Self,” a free event, open to the public, featuring speakers, a food demonstration and question-and-answer session, will be held Friday, Aug. 19, 3 to 5:30 p.m., in the Arizona Cancer Center, Kiewit Auditorium, 1515 N. Campbell Ave., Tucson. (Please note: There is a parking fee of $1.50 per hour in the University Medical Center visitor/patient parking garage just south of the Arizona Cancer Center.)
 
The event is presented by the Arizona Arthritis Center at the University of Arizona College of Medicine – Tucson.
 
How to take control of your diet and tailor it to you will be discussed by Mandy Andres, Living Healthy Program Coordinator, Arizona Arthritis Center. She will describe how to build awareness of diet, dietary goals and modifications, with information on how to become more aware of what you are eating and how you can incorporate dietary goals into daily activity.
 
How exercising and staying active are connected to daily nutrition and mood will be discussed by Jessica Winburn, Living Healthy Program Coordinator, Arizona Arthritis Center. She will explain how healthy, functional foods can lower inflammation and reduce arthritis symptoms, which will improve mobility and help maintain overall health and well-being.
 
Insight on the role of dieticians will be provided by Jessica Bursey, diet technician with UMC Nutrition Services, who recently finished a dietetic internship at St. Mary’s Hospital.
 
A versatile pesto-like sauce that also can be used as a spread or dip, for pasta, vegetables or crackers, will be demonstrated. The event will conclude with a question-and-answer session.
 
Space is limited and prior registration is preferred. For more information or to register, contact the Arizona Arthritis Center, (520) 626-5040, or email LivingHealthy@arthritis.arizona.edu
 
The session is part of a series of “Living Healthy with Arthritis” monthly ‘active lectures’ presented by the Life Compass initiative of the Arizona Arthritis Center at the UA College of Medicine and supported through the Susan and Saul Tobin Endowment for Research and Education in Rheumatology.
 
The Arizona Arthritis Center, a Center of Excellence at the UA College of Medicine, is a research leader with a focus on identifying the causes of arthritis and developing improved technologies for diagnosing, measuring and treating the disease. For more information, visit the website www.arthritis.arizona.edu