Expert nutrition lectures for families – NYU Langone Center for Corporate Wellness at the JCC now!

Next week marks the launch of The JCC Health Club‘s special collaboration with NYU Langone Center for Corporate Wellness to bring lectures on the latest in health and nutrition for parents and children!


the lunchbox and beyond: a nutrition series for parents and children

The Michelle C. Feig Nutrition Program at the JCC has collaborated with NYU Langone Center for Corporate Wellness to bring lectures on the latest in health and nutrition for parents and children. Join us for “The Lunchbox and Beyond Series” a three-part nutrition series where parents can ask an expert their questions about nutrition and get help sorting through the myriad of options considered “healthy” these days.
Mon, Sep 23
7:00 PM – 8:00 PM
Session 1: Healthy Eating: The Toddler and Preschool Years
Andrea Vazzana, PhD, NYU Langone Medical Center

As a parent do you wonder which nutrients your child needs and if they’re actually getting them? Are you unsure how to introduce new foods or how to handle your picky eater? Ensuring essential nutrition for growth and development and helping your kids to develop good food habits is a process that begins at birth. Fortunately, there are lots of resources to guide you along the way– at home and on the go. While achieving perfect nutrition isn’t realistic, it is possible to develop good nutritious food habits for your child. 

Free Member
$10.00 Nonmember

Wed, Oct 9
7:00 PM – 8:00 PM
Session 2: Food Allergies and Kids
Paul Ehrlich, MD, NYU Langone Medical Center

According to the Food and Drug Administration, about 6% of children in the U.S. under the age of 3 have some form of food allergy, the most common allergens being milk, eggs, peanuts, soy, wheat, tree nuts, fish, and shellfish. Whether your child has an allergy or not, parents must learn the basics of food allergies, what to avoid, how to recognize an allergic reaction, and how to react—particularly if you’re preparing food for school events, birthday parties, and other social occasions. Allergies are real, but with the right information, cooking and eating can still be fun, tasty and safe.

Free Member
$10.00 Nonmember

Thu, Nov 14
7:00 PM – 8:00 PM
Session 3: What You Need to Know About Gluten 
Nicole Brender, RD, CDN, NYU Langone Medical Center

Gluten is gaining attention as allergies rise, claims increase about a potential link to autism and attention disorders, and more people believe that gluten just isn’t good for you. The good news is that gluten-free foods are on the rise in supermarkets and restaurants, and it’s getting easier to manage GF diets at home, school, or when dining out. But to be a true gluten detective, you have to read labels and know the hiding places where gluten lurks. Nicole Brender will guide you through the maze of facts and fallacies about gluten. Learn the differences between celiac disease, wheat allergy, and gluten intolerance and how they are they diagnosed in adults and children. 

Free Member
$10.00 Nonmember

For more information, or to register, please call 646-505-5708.


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