The Stein Institute Presents: Living for Longevity: The Nutrition Connection

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Learn the right balance of foods to maximize your health and energy level through an anti-inflammatory eating plan. Vicky Newman, MS, RD, will pro­vide practical tips for controlling your weight, maintaining bone strength, and reducing the risk of common chronic diseases associated with aging. You will learn about foods that support your body’s immune and detoxifica­tion systems, how to maintain healthy (and happy) gut (GI system), and balance your fats to support your health and well-being. Also included will be a brief discus­sion about recent research linking diet and lifestyle to telomere length and longevity.

Ms. Newman has been involved in nutri­tion and behavior change research at UC San Diego for more than thirty-five years and has always focused on wellness and disease prevention. She is currently an associate clinical professor in the Depart­ment of Family and Preventive Medicine. As the director of Nutrition Services for the UC San Diego Cancer Prevention and Control Program, Ms. Newman manages the Healthy Eating and Living Program team of lifestyle counselors and assessors who work by phone with study partici­pants in San Diego and around the coun­try. During the past sixteen years at the UC San Diego Moores Cancer Center, the team she leads has counseled nearly 3,000 people in clinical trials evaluating the impact of lifestyle change (especially diet and physical activity) on risk and progression of cancer.

Ms. Newman developed the cooking class curriculum and recipes that have now evolved into the Healing Foods Kitchen classes offered several times each month at Moores Cancer Center. Many of the favorite recipes from these classes are included in her book Food for Thought: Healing Foods to Savor, the second edition of which was pub­lished this summer. 

To learn more about the Stein Institute visit aging.ucsd.edu or follow us on Facebook at www.facebook.com/SteinInstitute.

Free parking is available by phoning (858) 534-6299 AT LEAST THREE WORKING DAYS IN ADVANCE to receive a free parking permit. Attendees may also purchase permits at the parking kiosk on Gilman Drive or park at the metered sites.

Directions to Liebow Auditorium:

 From Interstate 5 North or South: 

    • Exit La Jolla Village Drive West

    • » Right on Villa La Jolla Drive

    • » Left on Gilman Drive

    • » Left into Parking Lot 602 (first stop sign) (There are 4 handicap-accessible spaces in this lot.)

    • » From parking lot, walk towards 
      Medical Teaching Facility (MTF)

    • » Right through MTF and enter Biomedical Science Building through glass doors

    • » Pass the first hallway and take the elevator to the second floor

    • » Exit the elevator and go left; at the end of the hallway, go left

    • » Follow signs to Liebow Auditorium, which is the last room on the left


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