SEMDA Presents: Community Garden Partnerships, Opportunities for RD’s to Promote Public Health

Thursday, October 10, 2019 
Thursday, October 10, 2019 (NOTE change in typical meeting day from Wednesday to Thursday) Community Garden Partnerships, Opportunities for RD’s to Promote Public Health Speakers: 1. Marcia Richards, MEd, RD, MCHES, Registered Dietitian, Beth Israel Deaconess Hospital-Plymouth 2. Jacqueline M. Millar, Co-Founder and Director of Education & Outreach, Terra Cura, Inc. 3. Carole Guerin, Nutrition Educator, Southeast Region, The Center for Agriculture, Food and the Environment, UMass Extension Nutrition Ed program Objectives: 1. Identify strategies to promote improved nutrition intake through community garden partnerships and education 2. Discover opportunities to engage in local food systems 3. Learn how to build a community garden from the ground up 4. Participate in a hands-on gardening activity Speaker Biographies: Marcia Richards, MEd, RD, MCHES, Registered Dietitian, Beth Israel Deaconess Hospital-Plymouth Marcia Richards, MEd, RD, is a community RD with Beth Israel Deaconess-Plymouth. In addition to authoring the “Simple and Delicious Vegetable Recipes” and co-hosting “Delicious and Nutritious Cooking,” she has implemented the Healthy Market Program in Plymouth’s smaller grocery stores. Her goal is to make the healthy choice -the simple choice throughout Plymouth. Jacqueline M. Millar, Co-Founder and Director of Education & Outreach, Terra Cura, Inc. Jacqueline’s passion lies in educating students by connecting real life and hands on experiences to a wide range of curriculum. After practicing real estate law for more than twenty years, Jacqueline pursued a degree in special education and completed the coursework to receive her Master of Education from Curry College in 2013. Her Capstone presentation topic was a summer enrichment encompassing Science, Technology, Engineering and Math “STEM” program called, “Summer on the Farm”. This program allows students many opportunities for hands-on learning by using 21st Century skills while running an organic farm. As designed, student tasks during the program include drafting a business plan that takes into consideration what to grow, how to grow it and what to do with the crops at the end of the growing season. A myriad of Massachusetts curriculum frameworks are embedded in the design of this summer program. Carole Guerin, Professional Nutrition Educator, Southeast Region, The Center for Agriculture, Food and the Environment, UMass Extension Nutrition Ed program Carole has been teaching Youth and Adult nutrition and gardening programs as well as building community partnerships for UMass Extension for 20 years. Host of the event: Southeastern Massachusetts Dietetic Association When/Date: Thursday, October 10, 2019 (note: change in day from our typical Wednesday to Thursday) Where/Location: Good Samaritan Medical Center Moakley Conference Room (lower level) 235 North Pearl Street, Brockton, MA 02301 (Exit 18B off Route 24) Time: 6:30 - 8:30 pm Program 8:30 - 9:00pm Networking RSVP Deadline: No deadline - walk-ins accepted RSVP Contact: Andrea Gulezian, MEd., RD., LDN gulezian@umext.umass.edu Cost: $20.00 for Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics members $35.00 for non-Academy members $10.00 for students 2 CEU's offered for RD's and DT's Link/Webpage: https://www.facebook.com/events/417953792183993/
Contact Information
Andrea Gulezian
508-967-6433 x101
gulezian@umext.umass.edu
https://www.facebook.com/events/417953792183993/
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