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Science Tackles the Fast Food Nation & Eating Healthy on a Budget: Making the (Super)Market Work for You

Friday, November 14, 2008 @ 10:00 AM-12:01 PM

Featured Speakers:
Brent A. Tetri, M.D.,
Professor of Internal Medicine, Saint Louis University Liver Center

Katie Eliot, MS, RD, LD, Dietetic Internship Co-director and Instructor, Saint Louis University Department of Nutrition
& Dietetics

The results of many Americans’ unhealthy diets and sedentary lives are nationwide epidemic levels of obesity and diabetes. Now scientists are finding that our super-size me diets and inactive lifestyles are causing liver disease, cirrhosis, and even liver cancer in adults and children alike. Called nonalcoholic steatohepatitis, or NASH, this disease is now the most common cause of chronic liver disease. Join Saint Louis University’s Dr. Brent Tetri, an international authority on NASH, as he discusses the causes of this liver disease and what we can do to prevent and treat it.

And If the rising cost of food makes you want to head to the nearest drive-through for a 99 cent meal, then this presentation is for you. Everyone knows that following a well-balanced, nutrient-rich diet will reduce the risk of chronic disease. But, making healthy food choices that taste good may be easier said than done when you consider the recent increase in food prices.

Saint Louis University Department of Nutrition and Dietetics instructor Katie Eliot guides you through the grocery store aisles and fills you in on some tips to make the most of your food dollars without sacrificing your health. Other highlights include healthy dining out on a budget and the benefits of gardening.

OASIS at the Center of Clayton

50 Gay Avenue

Clayton, MO 63105

FREE to the first 15 registrants, $9 per person thereafter.

To register call or e-mail Maggie Bauer at 314-533-8586 or mbauer@academyofsciencestl.org.

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Friday, November 14, 2008
10:00 AM-12:01 PM
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