"You are what you eat" is a common phrase that researchers and scientists are proving remarkably true. Unhealthy diets not only lead to obesity, but that obesity can even lead to cognitive decline, or a decreased ability to think.
The third installment of the NeuroNetwork for Emerging Therapies Mini Symposium Series will explore what unhealthy foods do to the nervous system, a historical look at the downhill trend of eating habits, and how everyone can find an optimal nutritional balance. These presentations will be followed by a question and answer session.
“Nutrition & Brain Health” is made possible by the generous support of Robert and Katherine Jacobs, who believe that informing people about healthy food options is critically important to the health of their community.
Eva Feldman, MD, PhD, Director of the NeuroNetwork for Emerging Therapies, will moderate the 30-minute mini symposium and discuss diet and brain health. Debra Reid, PhD, MA, Curator of Agriculture and the Environment at The Henry Ford, will discuss the history of the American diet and how urban residents obtained fresh fruits and vegetables from urban markets, such as the Central Farmers Market that is under reconstruction at Greenfield Village. Michigan Medicine Lead Dietitian Danielle Karsies, MS, RDN, will provide direction for how people can apply the information from Drs. Feldman and Reid to help them make better food choices.