In a new series of events, ESB is collaborating with Registered Dietician Gerri French, RS, RDN, CDE to offer members events supporting a sustainable healthy lifestyle.
It’s the new year and the perfect time to dial in some new healthy eating habits! But with so much information out there, how do you know what eating habits are actually healthy (especially for you)? Well now’s the chance to have all your questions answered and all those diet myths debunked! Gerri French will be educating guests on true healthy habits, clearing the air on many common misconceptions. Chef Amy Baer Robinson and Gerri are designing a delicious multi-course dinner applying these concepts in easy ways, and will be demonstrating recipes that will inspire you to have a heathy and happy new year! Menu to come!
Bring your questions and toss them into the “Query Crock”!
Throughout the evening, Gerri will pick questions from the pot to answer! “What is truly a ‘balanced diet'”? “Are bread and carbs actually bad for you?” “Is going Paleo a healthy way to shed pounds?” “Should I be using coconut oil or olive oil for a heart healthy diet?” “How does alcohol affect blood sugar?” (Drum roll… It lowers it!) This and more at an eye-opening, delicious evening! *Please list any dietary restrictions in your registration notes.
Gerri French has been a clinical nutritionist, nutrition and Diabetes educator and cooking instructor for 40 years; working at Sansum Clinic, Santa Barbara Cottage Hospital and for Santa Barbara County as a Public Health Nutritionist. She is also the former Food and Nutrition editor of Diabetes Health Magazine. As the creator of the Santa Barbara Food and Farm Adventures Meet-Up group, she also organizes farm tours around the Central Coast, educating individuals on the importance of supporting local farms and freshly picked food.