UCF Alumni: UCF MEDTalk - June 6

Wednesday, June 6, 2018 5:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m.

Join the UCF College of Medicine for our summer UCF MEDTalk, where Dr. Jacquelyn Nyenhuis will discuss "Three Food Truths You Need to Know" and why healthy eating doesn't mean dieting or restricting meals to boring foods. In this interactive presentation, Dr. Nyenhuis, Assistant Professor of Internal Medicine, specializing in culinary medicine and well-known food blogger, will lead a discussion on the effects of culinary medicine while guiding guests through a live demonstration on healthy cooking.

For $10 per person ($15 at the door), guests will receive two drink tickets and complimentary hors-d'oeuvres. Valet parking is available on-site for $8.

Advanced registration ends Friday, June 1 at 5 p.m. Reserve your seat today!

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Complimentary admission is available to current UCF College of Medicine students. Seating is limited and available on a first-come, first-served basis. Please email Erin Oglethorpe to RSVP.

Special thank you to our sponsor!
The Abbey

About the Speaker

Jacque Nyenhuis is an Assistant Professor of Internal Medicine at UCF COM. She earned a Ph.D. in Educational Foundations and Research and MS and BS in nutrition and food science. She has been fighting for better nutrition for decades. Now she wants to spread the idea that food can be a prescription for better health, that cooking skills matter for wellbeing and that the relationships around the table and sharing food can be just as important as the vitamins and minerals.

She was handed a nutrition course to teach at Louisiana State University in the mid-1980’s and found that nutrition was an enormously misunderstood science. To correct many of the misconceptions, she co-authored a widely circulated nutrition textbook that demonstrated the use of what we today call “culinary medicine” based on what foods are beneficial for good health. Dr. Jacque fell in love with teaching nutrition and worked to encourage people to take nutritional science a little more seriously and the media coverage of nutrition just a little less literal.

Trained in culinary arts, food science and nutrition, she had her own cable TV cooking show and syndicated newspaper and magazine column. “I felt that teaching cooking skills were a great way to point people towards better health, and it still is.” Dr. Jacque is an expert in Culinary Medicine where her passion is teaching others how to talk about nutrition through food preparation and culinary demonstrations. She shares her passion for all things culinary with the UCF medical students and the community at large.

What is UCF MEDTalk?
UCF MedTalk is a special series of informal talks on current and innovative issues in medicine. These events include opportunities for networking, a casual location, plain language and a comfortable atmosphere for all. Each researcher or physician will provide a brief presentation followed by a Q&A session. All are encouraged to join this unique conversation.

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