Healthy Body, Healthy Planet: The Power of Plant-Based Nutrition

2:00 PM - 3:30 PM
Main Library
McCarthy Meeting Room (whole room)

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Healthy Body, Healthy Planet: The Power of Plant-Based Nutrition

The latest research has confirmed that as much as up to 90% of an individual’s risk for chronic diseases like cancer, diabetes, and cardiovascular disease are attributable to diet and lifestyle, with a much smaller percentage attributable to genetics, and entities including one of the largest insurance company in the United States, the Canadian government, and the World Health Organization are now encouraging that we eat a primarily plant-based diet for optimal health. We also know that a diet consisting mostly of plants (whole grains, beans/legumes, fruits and vegetables) can not only boost human health, lifespans and quality of life but also slash greenhouse gas emissions, save habitat for endangered species, and conserve our water resources. In this talk, Tracie Hines will discuss these and other factors related to diet, health and the environment, followed by a Q/A and discussion. Tracie is a certified plant-based chef, holds a certificate in Plant-Based Nutrition, and is a certified Food for Life Instructor with the Physician’s Committee for Responsible Medicine. She has personally enjoyed the transformative benefits of a plant-based diet since 2014.

About Ms. Hines:

Tracie Hines is a Certified Plant-Based Chef, Certified Food for Life Instructor, and holds a Certificate in Plant-Based Nutrition as well as a B.A. Environmental Studies, M.R.P., Environmental Policy. Tracie worked in the conservation field for over 20 years and now teaches group classes in plant-based nutrition and cooking in and around Boston and leads plant-based tours to the Piedmont region of Northern Italy. For most information, visit

Event Type(s): Cooking and baking, Library Programs
Age Group(s): Adult
Presenter: Tracie Hines
(978) 256-5521 ext. 115

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