SCIENCE ON SCREEN - ELF
December 19th 7:00pm
SPAGHETTI WITH SPRINKLES AND CHOCOLATE SYRUP, PLEASE
Join us prior to the screening of Elf for a waffle bar social in the Grand Lounge, followed by a presentation titled: "All Candy Diet?? - Tracing the Connection Between How We Live and What We Eat" given by co-founder of Liberating Jasper and licensed Nutritionist, Maggie Mills!
Presentation + Film: 7:00PM
More about the talk:
Culturally, Americans have come to associate foods high in sugar with negative health outcomes and disease states. Born of this is the idea that people who consume high amounts of sugar are willfully damaging their bodies. As a result, we have drawn a direct correlation between body size, health, and sugar consumption. But what if there's more to the story? In this presentation, we will dig below the surface of these ideas and talk about sugar's role in energy maintenance. We'll also discuss social determinants of health influencing food choice, all through the lens of Buddy the Elf.
More about the presenter:
Maggie Mills is co-founder and education director at Liberating Jasper. She is a licensed nutritionist in Washington. Maggie earned her Master of Science in Nutrition degree from the National University of Natural Medicine in Portland, OR, where her studies focused on holistic, integrative, and personalized nutrition.