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F.I.S.H. to sponsor ‘Dieting — Too Many Choices!’

By Staff | Aug 9, 2019

In collaboration with Hodges University, F.I.S.H. of Sanibel-Captiva will offer a community presentation, “Dieting – Too Many Choices!,” on Aug. 22 from 10 to 11:30 a.m. at The Community House, at 2173 Periwinkle Way, Sanibel.

Expert Jessica Palumbo, director of nursing for Hodges University’s School of Health Sciences, will explore the benefits and challenges of various diets that have been introduced to consumers, like:

– The Mediterranean Diet, which includes proportionally high consumption of olive oil, legumes, unrefined cereals, fruits and vegetables, moderate to high consumption of fish, moderate consumption of dairy products (mostly as cheese and yogurt), moderate wine consumption and low consumption of non-fish meat products

– The Ketogenic Diet, a high-fat, adequate-protein, low-carbohydrate diet that forces the body to burn fats rather than carbohydrates

– The DASH Diet is rich in fruits, vegetables, whole grains and low-fat dairy foods, including meat, fish, poultry, nuts, and beans; it is limited in sugar-sweetened foods and beverages, red meat and added fats

– The Atkins Diet, a low-carbohydrate fad diet

– The Vegan Diet, which, in addition to being vegetarian, does not use other animal products and by-products such as eggs, dairy products, honey, leather, fur, silk, wool, cosmetics and soaps derived from animal products

Palumbo will also discuss lifestyle choices that may lead to better overall health and wellness.

“Most health experts agree that eating a well-balanced diet that includes grains, fruits, vegetables and protein is the sensible path to a healthy body,” Program Director Kathy Y. Monroe said. “At the completion of this workshop, participants will be able to have an informed conversation with their healthcare provider regarding their plan for nutrition.”

For more information and to RSVP, contact Monroe or Anthony Morales at 239-472-4775.