SoFAB, Eat Fit NOLA, Oschner Form Teaching Partnership, Educational Programs

NEW ORLEANS – The Southern Food & Beverage Museum (SoFAB), Eat Fit NOLA, and The University of Queensland – Ochsner Clinical School have formed a partnership to educate the public on how to address health maladies through culinary medicine and dietary practices.

         A team of third and fourth year medical students, a chef, and a nutritionist from Eat Fit NOLA will offer health and culinary insights in a program filled with information on how to eat for preventative health.

         Kicking off on Saturday, September 3, 2016, the programs will be held in the Rouses Culinary Innovation Center by Jenn-Air in the Southern Food & Beverage Museum, 1504 Oretha Castle Haley Blvd., on the first Saturday of every month at 2:00 p.m.

         The topics are as follows:


• September 3, 2016: Iron, the metal that keeps you alive

         Without iron your body cannot access all that oxygen you're breathing in, yet 12% of the world's population is estimated to be affected by iron deficiency. Learn how your body uses, loses, and stores iron and how to maximize the iron in a healthy diet. We’ll explore delicious ways to add iron to your regular cooking rotation with the help of Chef Hosie Bourgeois of Beau Chene Country Club in Mandeville.


• October 1, 2016: Electrolytes

         Learn what electrolytes actually do and discover the science of sports drinks.

• November 5, 2016: Magic Microbiome

         Learn what bacteria does and how it affects your health.

• December 3, 2016: Sugar Series

         Just in time for the holidays, take a closer look at the glycemic index and how it affects you.

• January 7, 2017: Fad Diets

         'Tis the season of New Year’s Resolutions – Breaking down the Paleo craze.

• February 4, 2017: FATS

         More than a four letter word, the difference between good and bad fat

*Additional topics are being developed.


         Participation in the classes is free with museum admission, $10.50 for adults, $5.25 for seniors over 60. Museum members receive free admission at all times.

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