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Discussion Lab @ NCL: Tackling Advice on Healthy Eating

December 10, 2019 @ 1:00 pm - 2:30 pm

Location: Curtis Gallery

How to Sift Through All the Fads and Get to the Facts      

There is healthy eating – and then there is an unhealthy obsession with eating the narrowest group of foods that one has deemed acceptable. The constant barrage of articles and information regarding what is – and isn’t – considered healthy, the inclination to self-diagnose and latch onto specific diets to ease medical issues, and the desire to lose weight have all contributed to what is increasingly being recognized as an unhealthy eating pattern, or disordered eating. Moderators of the discussion are Lauren Wingen, certified Health Coach and founder of 80/20 Wellness, and Kristin Schnitzler, RD, MS, Wellness Director acurnd dietician, New Canaan Library.


The articles attendees should read prior to the meeting are available via the link or at the Info Desk:

KRISTIN SCHNITZLER, RD, MS, is a registered dietitian with a master’s degree in Human Nutrition from the University of Saint Joseph. Kristin is the Group Wellness Director as well as dietitian at the New Canaan YMCA where she has worked for over 12 years as a personal trainer and group exercise instructor. Kristin started her dietetic career working as a clinical dietitian and has seen the negative impact of years of unhealthy eating and lifestyle habits on people’s health.

LAUREN WINGEN is the Founder of 80/20 Wellness, a wellness consultancy serving a wide range of clients with a focus on educating women and families on the benefits of whole food nutrition. She has built an international team of people who are passionate about enjoying healthy lifestyle choices and sustainability. She holds a B.A. in Journalism from Arizona State University and received her Health Coaching Certification through the Institute of Integrative Nutrition.

The initiative’s tagline, “Making Sense with Community,” underscores the Discussion Lab’s aim of giving members the opportunity to discuss today’s news issues, based on articles from reputable major newspapers and magazine journals. At each session, moderators will focus the discussion on information gained through the specific chosen articles.


Discussion Lab @NCL: Making Sense with Community


December 10, 2019
1:00 pm - 2:30 pm
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