The Nutrition Doctor to Shed Light on the Science Behind Plant-Based Diets at the Viva Fresh Expo

The Nutrition Doctor to Shed Light on the Science Behind Plant-Based Diets at the Viva Fresh Expo



MISSION, TX - From paleo and keto to gluten-free, there’s a diet for all types and needs. However, plant-based is one such preference that spans across almost every diet and, as such, has risen in popularity in recent years. Dr. P.K. Newby, dubbed “The Nutrition Doctor,” will review the science and the importance of a plant-based diet this year as part of the 2020 Viva Fresh Produce Expo.

Dante Galeazzi, President and CEO, Texas International Produce Association (TIPA)“With the launch of the Clean Eating Challenge, our participants are modeling what it means to embrace a plant-based diet with more fruits and vegetables. Each week, we’re seeing amazing results among the four participants, but we also want to understand the science behind diet-related diseases and how eating fresh, whole foods can help to prevent illness,” stated Dante Galeazzi, President and CEO of Texas International Produce Association (TIPA). “Dr. Newby will not only help provide these answers but she’ll also discuss how we can use this information to educate consumers.”

Dr. P.K. Newby, dubbed “The Nutrition Doctor,” will review the science and the importance of a plant-based diet this year as part of the 2020 Viva Fresh Produce Expo

According to a press release, Dr. Newby, ScD, MPH, MS, is a scientist, gastronome, and author with 25 years of experience researching diet-related diseases, studying how people make food choices, and teaching why, from farm to fork, eating matters. Dr. Newby will be discussing the key role that fruits and vegetable play during her workshop on Friday, May 1 at 8:30-9:30 am.

Dr. P.K. Newby, Nutrition Scientist, Author, Speaker, Consultant, Producer, and On-Air TalentDr. Newby is a thought leader who speaks locally, nationally, and internationally. She holds a doctorate from Harvard, two master’s degrees from Columbia, and served on the faculties at Tufts University (Research Scientist and Assistant Professor) and Boston University (Associate Professor). She’s currently an Adjunct Associate Professor and award-winning educator at Harvard and dedicates most of her time to fighting anti-science in all the ways that she can. Dr. Newby will also be available to sign her book, Food and Nutrition: What Everyone Needs to Know, after her workshop.

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