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Special Event Planned with American Heart Association and New York Beef Council

Buffalo, New York – April 7, 2016 – D’Youville College has partnered with the American Heart Association’s Buffalo Niagara Affiliate and the New York Beef Council to help create and host the Adding Flavor to Heart Health, a beef culinary experience event to celebrate heart healthy eating, as well as support the Go Red For Women initiative.

The event will take place on Tuesday, April 26th in Madonna Hall from 6:00 pm. to 8:00 p.m. on the D’Youville campus.  It is free and open to the public.

In an interactive classroom setting, with the help of D’Youville Dietetics students, more than 35 specially invited long-time supporters of the American Heart Association will be in attendance. Guests will learn meal preparation skills, as well as how to prepare healthy plates using lean beef.

Meal preparation demonstrations of food safety will include proper beef cutting, temperature, storage, and even shopping recommendations and tips.

Attendees will also learn highlights of a healthy diet based on recommendations from leading health organizations such as and the American Heart Association, with a simple beef dinner to be served at the end of the evening.

“We are so excited to join the American Heart Association to inspire, educate and motivate families in Western New York to live healthier lives. Lean beef is an important part of a healthy diet and an excellent protein which helps to promote physical activity and a healthy weight, key to a heart-healthy lifestyle. We look forward to bringing a heart-healthy dinner plate to life through a fun, interactive experience. We are happy to collaborate with D’Youville College Program faculty and students to showcase their knowledge and talents as well, and we thank D’Youville for providing this unique opportunity,” said Cindy Chan Phillips, RD, Director of Nutrition Education, New York Beef Council.

“Adding Flavor to Heart Health will provide a unique opportunity for our dietetic students to gain practical experience and develop their professional skills in heart-healthy meal preparation as well as nutrition education. The Dietetics Program at D’Youville College prepares students for careers as Registered Dietitians with expertise in food, nutrition, management, education and research,” said Charlotte Baumgart, PhD, RD, CDN, Chair of D’Youville Dietetics program.

“The American Heart Association wants everyone to live a longer, healthier life. Developing healthy eating habits is a part of that and brings lifelong benefits. This event will provide practical tips everyone can use and apply in their own daily lives,” Marc Natale, Executive Director, Buffalo Niagara American Heart Association.

D’Youville College was chartered in 1908 as the first college for women in Western New York. It is an international leader in health care education and selected as a top college for military veterans and their families.


Kathleen Border
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