If you've heard the term "Food Desert" (the Sun Times did a series of articles recently), meet the woman that coined the term, Mari Gallagher
A food desert is a geographic area, perhaps a neighborhood, sometimes much larger, where residents are unable to obtain fresh, health food. Maintaining health and proper nutrition can be a huge challenge for those who reside in these 'deserts'.
Ms. Gallagher will illustrate how food deserts and food imbalances are linked to more diet-related death after controlling for other factors. The lively and informative presentation includes practical solutions, including the role of nutrition education and how artistic and creative expression can make otherwise turgid research and educational messages come to life.
$20.00 general admission.
$10.00 admission for members of the Museum
Free to American Nutrition Association members / $10.00 for your guests
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