Veggie Protein Power Presentation on August 3
Vegetarian diets are becoming increasingly popular. Plant-based diets can be healthier than animal-based diets. As with any diet, however, a variety of foods is needed to help our bodies achieve adequate nutrients. Lakes Regional Healthcare and Dickinson County Community Gardens are offering a presentation for those interested in learning about how much protein our bodies need and how to get it while maintaining a vegetarian diet. The presentation, titled “Veggie Protein Power,” will be held on Tuesday, August 3 from 7:00 until 8:00 p.m. just inside the hospital’s south entrance in the Big Spirit Education Room.
Lakes Regional Healthcare Registered Dietitian Beth Samuelson and community gardener Dennis McDonald will give the one-hour long presentation. Topics will include how much protein each person needs based on body weight and energy needs, which grains, nuts and beans, and vegetables have the highest protein levels, the health benefits of vegetable protein, and the availability of fresh, local vegetables.
There is no need to register for this presentation. Admission is free and snacks and refreshments will be provided. Those with questions are encouraged to call 712-336-8785.