Eating as if Your Life Depends on It

Executive Director Michael F. Jacobson to speak at the 92nd Street Y in New York City

December 1, 2008

Michael F. Jacobson, executive director of the nonprofit Center for Science in the Public Interest, will speak about eating healthfully as food costs continue to rise at the 92nd Street Y in New York City on Tuesday, December 9th.

Who: Michael F. Jacobson, Executive Director, Center for Science in the Public Interest

What: As part of the Yís "To Your Health" series, Dr. Jacobsonís will discuss ways to eat healthfully to manage weight and avoid chronic diseases, such as heart disease, diabetes and high blood pressure as food prices continue to rise. His talk, "Eating as if Your Life Depends on It," will demonstrate how eating healthy can be simple and inexpensive after navigating through food marketers' misleading claims. Dr. Jacobson will also update the audience on CSPIís advocacy efforts and answer questions.

When: Tuesday, December 9, 2008 at 6:30 p.m. Tickets can be ordered online and are $18 for the public or $8 for members of the Yís May Center.

Where: 92 St. Y, 1395 Lexington Ave., New York City

Why: With the implementation of calorie labeling on fast-food menus and the elimination of trans fat in all restaurants, New York City is ahead of the curve in terms of nutrition. Dr. Jacobson will provide additional tools to maintain a healthy life in these tough economic times.


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