January 20th Update: The recording of the January 18 session is available. The January 25 class will be both in person and virtual. The Zoom link for the January 25 class session is
To join the Zoom, click on the link or cut and paste this URL into your browser. You will be admitted to the webinar at 6 p.m.
We all have questions about how what we eat—and what our children eat—affects health and happiness. Among these questions:
- Is a low carbohydrate diet the healthiest diet?
- Are all fats bad for the heart?
- Is drinking a can or two of pop a day bad for the heart?
- When should I worry if my child is overweight?
- What can I do to give my children the best chance of having a healthy heart?
Diet has an enormous impact on health, obesity, and our capacity to greatly lower the risk of heart disease. These lessons are relevant for every stage of life, from children to seniors. Early eating habits help set the stage for health later in life—though it is never too late for dietary changes to impact longevity and well-being. Accordingly, this program will be led by a pediatric cardiologist, Dr. Barbara J. Deal, professor emerita at Northwestern's Feinberg School of Medicine, and a preventive adult cardiologist, Dr. Stephen Devries, a preventive adult cardiologist and director of the Educational Nonprofit Gaples Institute in Deerfield, Illinois.
1st Session, Wednesday, January 18: Understanding the Connection Between Diet and Health
Child Health and Diet: Where Do We Stand?
State of the Heart: Impact of Food Choices on Diabetes, Blood Pressure, and Vascular Disease
2nd Session, Wednesday, January 25: Break Open the Pantry! Foods that Help and Hurt
Feeding Children for a Lifetime of Health
Ensure that Nutrition is Part of Your Medical Care
Moderator will be Irene Williams, Health & Wellness Librarian at Evanston Public Library.
This non-credit, no-charge mini-course is intended for parents, families, in fact anyone who wishes to learn more about how their diet affects overall health—and specifically heart health.
Recommended readings will be sent to all registered participants before the first session.
Although registration is for both sessions—on January 18 & 25—attendance is only strongly encouraged, not required. Everyone who registers will be sent a link allowing them to participate virtually via Zoom as an option.