Nutrition Expert Dr. Katz at UB on March 2

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Are there bad diets? What’s the most effective way to promote health? Can meals replace medicine?

Dr. David L. Katz, an expert on health and nutrition, will answer these and other questions when he presents “Lifestyle is the Medicine. What is the Spoon?” at 12 p.m., Wednesday, March 2, at the Arnold Bernhard Center on the University of Bridgeport campus, 84 Iranistan Avenue, Bridgeport.

The lecture is free and open to the public.

Recognized as one of America’s top physicians in Preventive Medicine by the Consumers’ Research Council of America, Dr. Katz is one of the foremost experts on nutrition, weight control, and the prevention of chronic disease.

He is the founding director of the Yale-Griffin Prevention Research Center, a professor of public health practice at Yale University School of Medicine, and the associate director for nutrition science at the Rudd Center for Food Policy and Obesity at Yale.

Committed to public health, Dr. Katz is founder of Turn the Tide, which is dedicated to reversing trends in obesity, and is has published more than than 200 scientific papers, blogs, and health columns. He is a medical contributor for ABC News and a health columnist for Oprah’s O magazine and the Huffington Post. He also serves as editor-in-chief of Childhood Obesity.

He received his B.A. from Dartmouth College, his MD from the Albert Einstein College of Medicine, and his MPH from the Yale University School of Public Health.

Media contact: Leslie Geary, (203) 576-4625, lgeary@bridgeport.edu

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