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Nutrition Confusion & Our Food Landscape

Is the keto diet better than the paleo diet? Is low-fat better than sugar-free? Why are so many Americans struggling with chronic conditions like diabetes, hypertension, and obesity? In this session learn about why the nutrition landscape is so confusing, how to navigate confusing and often conflicting messages about health and well-being, and what resources are available to help keep us well!

About the Center: The Center for Well-Being is a 501c3 non-profit agency founded in 1994 and based in Santa Rosa – providing almost 30 years of health and wellness services to Northern California. Our mission is to improve the health and well-being of our community through evidence-based health practices and innovative programs that advance health equity for all, and our vision is to achieve improved community health through inclusive and just policies, programs, and services. Our services include nutrition classes, cardiac rehab, community education, and youth empowerment programs – and we provide individuals of all ages with the tools, knowledge, and resources to be well.

About the Presenter: Karissa Moreno is an innovative leader with 25 years of non-profit management and 15 years of progressive health care leadership. Moreno earned her BA in Cultural Anthropology from UC Santa Barbara and her Master’s degree in Social Sciences from the University of Chicago, and her scholarship advocating for the rights of marginalized and underserved populations has won national recognition. Moreno started her healthcare career as a health educator, and she has taught nutrition and wellness classes to people of all backgrounds in both English and Spanish. Moreno approaches community health through a social justice and health equity lens, and she is thrilled to do so as the Executive Director of the Center for Well-Being.

This class is funded by Alameda County Department of Adult and Aging Services, Contra Costa County Area Agency on Aging, the City of San Francisco’s Department of Disability and Aging Services, San Mateo County Aging and Adult Services, Sourcewise, and the California Department of Aging.