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Food as Medicine: Nutrition and Bone Health (Webinar)

May 16, 2023 at 11:00 am - 12:30 PM
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May 16 | 11:00 AM - 12:30 PM

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Join us in-person or watch along live online for a special Food as Medicine cooking program, focused on foods to support healthy bones.

Many nutrients, such as calcium, vitamin D, protein, magnesium, phosphorous, and potassium, play a key role in bone health. If you eat a healthy diet (with lots of fruits, vegetables, legumes, nuts, seeds, and lean proteins), you’ll get enough of most nutrients needed to keep your bones healthy and functioning well.

Join Rothman Orthopaedics’ Dr. Jason Epstein and Allison Harrell, Registered Dietitian and Culinary Medicine Specialist, to learn more about how to keep your bones strong and taste delicious food to support your bone health.

You have two options for attending this program – save your seat in the Nutrition Theatre or click here to register for our free webinar and watch it from home. Whether you’re watching from inside the Nutrition Theatre or from home, you’ll also have the opportunity to share your questions and comments with Allison and Dr. Epstein during the program.

This is a demonstration-style cooking program, so our in-person attendees should prepare to sit back, relax and let our chef prepare the meal while you enjoy the delicious items. All attendees, both online and in-person, will receive a booklet for specific recipes: Mini egg bites, peanut butter and jelly power bowl, a mocktail recipe.

This program is presented by Allison Harrell and Dr. Jason Epstein and is hosted by the Winter Park Health Foundation and AdventHealth.

About the Presenters:  

Allison Harrell is a registered dietitian nutritionist and plant-based chef who has been passionate about food and nutrition for more than 20 years. She advanced her knowledge by becoming a certified Culinary Medicine Specialist, certified in Weight Loss Management. Harrell believes that every time we eat, it is an opportunity to promote our health. She incorporates culinary experiences with a science-based approach. Her programs and tools make a positive difference in the health of our communities by instilling confidence and knowledge in the kitchen.

Jason Epstein, M.D., is a board-certified physician specializing in sports medicine. He completed his residency in family medicine at Inspira Healthcare Network in Woodbury, NJ and followed with a sports medicine fellowship at Halifax Health. He has served as a team physician for the Cincinnati Reds minor league affiliate Daytona Tortugas, Bethune Cookman University, Embry Riddle Aeronautical University, Daytona State College, Legacy Dance Studio, and several local high schools. He has previously worked with SpaceX to perform exercise treadmill testing for cardiovascular evaluation.

His areas of expertise include physical fitness and the treatment and prevention of musculoskeletal injuries. He is fellowship-trained in musculoskeletal ultrasound for both diagnostic and therapeutic purposes. In addition, he is skilled in the management of sports-related concussion. He is active in research and has particular interest in core muscle and overuse injuries along with injury prevention.

Dr. Epstein is a native of New Jersey and grew up in Cherry Hill. He holds memberships among a number of professional societies, including the American Medical Society for Sports Medicine, the American College of Sports Medicine, and the American Academy of Family Physicians.

About the Food as Medicine Series: “Let food be thy medicine and medicine be thy food” isn’t just a quote from ancient Greek philosopher Hippocrates, it’s a framework to healthy and healing eating that’s more relevant today than ever. Join CHWB Chefs and AdventHealth physicians for this innovative program from the Center for Health & Wellbeing. You’ll learn more about the intersection of food and medicine, dive deep into the ways your food choices affect your health far beyond the numbers on your scale and learn easy recipes using new and interesting flavors and techniques.

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