Date: Wednesday, November 19, 2014
The UBC Learning Circle welcomes back Program Nutritionist Suzanne Johnson from the First Nations Health Authority to discuss youth and nutrition in a special interactive Youth Circle aimed towards youth living in their communities and beyond.
This session will include aspects on how youth are targeted differently in advertising, how certain additives may be put in food to become addictive, and also how youth can make healthy choices. Everything that you put in to your body, becomes you, so how food is selected and what you choose are important factors in your personal wellbeing and success in life.
- How healthy eating impacts your mental/emotional wellbeing
- How to make healthy choices on the go
- How media and advertising for food targets youth (critical thinking skills)
- The risks of energy drinks and caffeine for youth
- Ways in which the food industry enhances food
- You are what you eat: How food becomes your body, impacts how you think and how you feel
- Careers in Food & Nutrition
All are welcome to attend and participate in this FREE live videoconference and computer webinar session.
About the Presenter
Suzanne Johnson is a Registered Dietitian and member of the Penticton Band (Okanagan Nation). Together with her partner she’s indescribably blessed with a three year old daughter. Suzanne was raised in a food active family and health-minded community. This upbringing, along with her professional training in dietetics, has gifted her with a unique area of knowledge that allows her to support individuals to a greater level of independence as they strive to live the good life. She has more than 18 years of experience working in First Nations health and nutrition both at the community and regional level, including many years with First Nations Inuit Health, the First Nations Health Council, and the Penticton Indian Band. She has extensive experience in the continuum of health as a patient, clinician, educator, promoter, motivator, advocate, writer and researcher. Suzanne’s passion for health stems from her own personal challenges with health, the witness of suffering of her many loved ones who have since passed on as a result of their struggles with health, and from her devotion to the possibility that we can continually live better.
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