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Posted on: May 15, 2018

Atkins Branch to present Healthy Eating & Food Safety Seminars

Healthy Eating & Food Safety Seminars

Our Atkins Branch will host a series of seminars to educate the public on healthy eating and food safety. The seminars will be held on Tuesday, May 22 and Tuesday, May 29 at the Atkins Branch, 3704 Greenwood Road. Both seminars are free and open to the public.

On Tuesday, May 22 at 4 p.m., Dr. Dennis R. Wissing of LSU Health Shreveport School of Allied Health Professions will lead a seminar on “Healthy Eating.”  The seminar will cover topics such as portion control, salt and sugar intake, choosing wisely at the grocery store, reading food labels, the difference between good and bad facts, and why eating processed foods should be minimized. Dr. Wissing is the Associate Dean for Academic Affairs and Professor of Cardiopulmonary Science and Medicine.

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LSU Health Shreveport Public Health Student Shakera Williams will lead the seminar, “Food Safety and Food Security for Seniors: What Consumers Need to Know,” on Tuesday, May 29 at 4 p.m. The program will review the USDA’s Food Safety and Inspection Service as well as discuss safe food handling, food-borne illnesses and product recalls. The seminar will also cover what to do to keep food safe during emergencies including what foods to keep in your home, how to keep foods safe during a power outage, and how long to keep canned goods.

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Both programs will begin at 4 p.m., and are free and open to the public.