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Sugar Rush presented by Leo After Hours

November 12, 2015 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Free

Sugar, or some form of it, is in just about everything we eat. From BBQ sauce to candy bars, Americans consume about 77 grams of sugar, or the equivalent of 19 teaspoons of sugar, per day. Couple that with all the health problems that come from over consumption of sugar, like diabetes and obesity, and it’s easy to see why sugar gets a bad rap. But, cutting out sugar entirely isn’t the best course of action either. After all, sugars fuel the body and give us the energy we need. So, where does the happy medium lie? Join moderator Jennifer Napier-Pearce and a panel of experts for the November installment of Leo After Hours where you will dive deep into the good and bad of America’s favorite sweetener.

DOOR OPEN AT 5:30

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Food and drinks available for purchase.

Moderator:

Jennifer Napier-Pearce, Reporter for The Salt Lake Tribune

Jennifer Napier-Pearce

Panelists:

James Ruff, Ph.D. Postdoctoral Researcher at the Wayne Potts Laboratory, U of U

Robert Ward, Director of the Food Science Program at USU and associate professor of nutrition and food sciences

Korry Hintze, Associate Professor of Nutrition and Food Science, Director of Nutrition Science Program at USU

Chef Omar Abou-Ismail, Raw Foodist, creator of award winning Rawtopia Restaurant

 

Details

Date:
November 12, 2015
Time:
6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Cost:
Free
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Venue

The Leonardo

Organizer

Shanna Futral
Phone:
8015319800 ext. 129
Email:
education@theleonardo.org

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Cost
FREE