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Food as Medicine: Nutrition to Support Skin Health

June 26, 2023 at 11:00 am - 12:30 PM
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June 26 | 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 optimal nutrition for skin care.

We often think of skin as something you care for from the outside. Special cleansers, lotions, creams, and ointments are often sold as being “essential” for healthy skin. While these are an important part of skin care, they’re not the only things that are truly “essential” for healthy skin.

Your skin is created and nourished from the inside out. The nutrients you consume on a day-to-day basis affect the way your skin feels and looks. Join AdventHealth’s Dr. Monique Kumar, a board-certified and fellowship-trained pediatric dermatologist, and Allison Harrell, Registered Dietitian and Culinary Medicine Specialist, as they share more about optimal nutrition for skin care. Plus, you will get to taste some delicious dishes to support your skin care routine.

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. Kumar during the program.

This program is perfect for teens or anyone wanting to improve the health and appearance of their skin.

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 TBA. Check our website for updates.

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

Cancelling Your Reservation: In order to receive a full refund, participants must cancel their program registration at least 72 hours prior to the scheduled start of the program. Center for Health & Wellbeing’s Refund Policy >>>

About the Presenter:  

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.

Monique Kumar, MD, is a board-certified and fellowship-trained pediatric dermatologist who joined AdventHealth Medical Group from the medical faculty at Emory University. An award-winning physician, she specializes in treating vascular lesions such as hemangiomas and port-wine birthmarks and as well as other skin conditions in newborns, children and adolescents. Dr. Kumar completed her medical degree, pediatric internship and dermatology residency all at the Washington University School of Medicine, where she served as Chief Resident and was honored with the James Henry Yale Prize in Dermatology. She also completed a highly specialized fellowship in pediatric dermatology and vascular lesions, which sets her apart from many in the field. Prior to medical school, Dr. Kumar earned a Master of Science degree in genetics at Cambridge University in the United Kingdom, where she was a Winston Churchill Scholar following her graduation with highest honors from the Georgia Institute of Technology.

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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