Eating and cooking healthy seminar set for senior citizens

Staff Writer
Gonzales Weekly Citizen

The Ascension Parish Council on Aging and the Gonzales Senior Center continue the popular "ASK THE DOCTOR" series, this month featuring Lauren Jones, RD, Certified Diabetes Educator who has nine years of experience in Diabetes Education and Medical Nutrition Therapy. She is skilled in providing education to both children and adults. Her specialties include Diabetes, Dysmetabolic Syndrome, Weight Management, and Post-op Bariatric Diets. She will speak on Wednesday, March 6, at 11 a.m., at the Gonzales Senior Center, 526 South Irma Ave., Gonzales next to the Library. This event is free to the public. After her brief presentation, Jones will meet and take questions from the audience.

"The food and cooking in South Louisiana are delicious, best in the entire country, maybe best in the entire world but great food, especially too much of it can make you fat and that is unhealthy," said Jones. "Senior Citizens already have health concerns so what can they do to counter the problems and temptations that are rampant here? With delicious foods all around us, South Louisiana is truly the culinary capital of the South. For many, this diverse, cultural melting pot offers a variety of choices – but at what cost? With deep fried, butter soaked foods and world class fattening deserts and wine being constantly put in front of our faces, it is difficult to make healthy choices."

In "Eating Healthy in South Louisiana," Certified Diabetes Educator and Registered Dietitian, Lauren Jones, educates the participants on making the right choices, tips for dining out and preparing a healthy and balanced meal at home.