Mindful Conversations Fake News, Fake Foods and Food Intake Guidelines! 10/11/2017

Wednesday October 11, 2017 at 12:30 PM - 1:30 PM Room C-592 FULL


Very so often you hear some kind of food fraud scandals involving food ingredients, foods offered at supermarkets or served at restaurants. We're going to discuss some shocking truth surrounding fake foods, how to avoid them and where to go for reliable information. Also, we will discuss appropriate food intake and recommendations.

About the Instructor:

Born and raised in P. R. where she received a BA in Nutrition and Dietetics from the University of Puerto Rico and a MS in Public Health and Nutrition from UPR Medical Science Campus. After working as a Sport Nutritionist for the Olympic Committee in Puerto Rico she decided to move to NYC to pursue a doctoral degree at Columbia University in Health Education. Prof. Mercado worked as a Dietitian in NYC for years with HIV/AIDS clients and later as a bilingual clinical nutrition consultant providing nutrition assessment and counseling for conditions such as diabetes, obesity and hypertension. She also provided trainings and health education workshops to various clinical settings and organizations in East Harlem, South Bronx and Washington Heights. Iris Mercado’s real passions are in the area of exercise, behavior modifications, and weight control as she is a certified weight control specialist. At the present moment her goal is to finish her book on weight control for Latinos.



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