Brooklyn, New York--As a part of Kingsbrook Jewish Medical Center’s national nutrition month observances, on Thursday, March 22nd the medical center will host a free public lecture entitled, “Nutrition & the importance of healthy eating habits.” The forum will be held at the center’s main campus located at 585 Schenectady Avenue in Brooklyn, between Rutland Road and Winthrop Street, and is part of the public education lecture series, Taking Control of Your Health 2007.
Clinical Dietitians, Kirtee Agrawal, RD and Yossi Zak, RD are the presenters that will host the evening. They will address fundamental nutrition issues and provide updates related to healthy eating and importance of routine physical activity. Additionally, they will offer guidelines for making smart choices, eating a balanced diet, and its importance in promoting overall good health and well-being.
“As Nutrition Month is observed nationally by the American Dietetic Association, it serves to remind us of the importance of making informed food choices,” states Ms. Agrawal, RD. She adds, “The theme this year is 'fad-free', encouraging participants to make life-style changes rather than following popular yet ineffective diets. The diet that works is to eat healthy all the time; this doesn't mean to be obsessive, but to be aware of portion sizes, and to recognize signals of satiety. Another message for this year is to balance food and exercise. The focus of this lecture is to empower members of the public with valuable pointers towards improving their diets, and to make nutrition an integral part of their daily lives.”
The intention of this free lecture is to educate and increase awareness among the residents of our communities about the importance of nutrition and the role physical activity plays in achieving a better quality of life. As such, if you or someone you know can benefit from this lecture we encourage you to attend. To reserve your seat today or for more information, please call Kingsbrook’s Public Affairs office at (718) 604-5062.
Kingsbrook Jewish Medical Center, celebrating its 82nd year, is an 864-bed teaching Medical Center, dedicated to meeting the health needs of one of Brooklyn’s most culturally diverse communities. Kingsbrook continues to implement programs and services that respond to the vital health needs and concerns of the community at large. Centers of Excellence include: Cardiology Suite, Physical & Rehabilitative Medicine, including Brooklyn’s only New York State approved Traumatic Brain Injury & Coma Recovery Unit, an inpatient Geriatric Psychiatry Program, an outpatient Caribbean Community Mental Health Program, a Vascular Center, the Wound Healing & Hyperbaric Center, Orthopedic Surgery, an ADA Certified Diabetes Self-Management Center including a Comprehensive Health & Obesity Management Program, a Women’s Wellness Center featuring Minimally- Invasive Gynecological Surgery and state-of-the- art Digital Mammography. Other specialty areas include: Emergency Services, Ambulatory Surgery and a Certified Non-Invasive Vascular Laboratory, as well as a 538-bed Adult and Pediatric long term care facility. Kingsbrook and Rutland Nursing Home are JCAHO certified and not-for-profit members of the Greater New York Hospital Association and the Healthcare Association of New York State.