L’Chaim: Eating Well, Feeling Great
Adela Buckman, MS
Adela holds a master’s in Nutrition from Columbia University and a bachelor’s in Biology from Brandeis University. Adela’s passion in nutrition grew out of many hours in the kitchen and a desire to help people suffering from chronic health issues through lifestyle change. Through after-school programming, summer programs and one-on-one counseling she helps individuals find balance in their diet and lives. She believes that through good relationships with food, we can prevent many diseases and live healthier, happier lives.
"Every week will include a lecture, real-life case scenarios, smart swap ideas, recipes and more! Students will also have the opportunity to participate in a six-week health challenge!"
Balanced Eating 101 Why diets don’t work (& the marketing behind it) How to figure out which diet works you & the experimentation process Empty Calories & Nutrient Density: what it is and why its important What your body needs, what it can do without: looking past the label Rules of Thumb for healthful eating practices Food order, combinations, mindfulness, etc.
The Truth about Cholesterol & Fats Brain Health & the best sources How to choose oils & spreads (cooking vs. cold, cold pressed) Cholesterol: The good and the bad; food & exercise; Myth busters: eggs
Breaking down Carbs & Sugars, Pun Intended Carbohydrates, sugars, resistant starches: Sources, digestion, effect Insulin Sensitivity, Insulin Resistance, Fatigue, Diabetes, PCOS Natural vs. Processed sugars, The Juice Cleanse
The Art of Food Science & More Hot Topics Learn how food is altered to make it the most appealing & addictive Additives: Should we be concerned? Organic foods, pesticides, GMOs Meat, dairy & hormones
Food Psychology How does stress affect digestion and health? Eating disorders: What BMI doesn’t tell us Associations between food and mood, Awareness of feelings, and behaviors Binge eating, portion control
Digestion and Absorption: From the mouth to the skin
Digestion from the very first bite: enzymes, macronutrients and micronutrients Dental health, cavities, and our overall well-being Toxic exposures: from food to cleaning products
Calling all Mom’s, Bubbies, and Care-takers!
Learn to maximize efficiency, your dollar, and nutrition in the kitchen Tips for feeding picky eaters and which battles to choose Understanding BMI, the “growth curve” and when not to worry about percentiles Switching to solids, managing food allergies and sensitivities How to set good examples for kids about food choices and body image
Celebrating Purim B’Simcha (and not the excess calories!) L’Chaims done Safely Does food actually make us happy? Food addiction, behavior and the reward-response
Bacteria: The Good and the Bad The Microbiome, Digestive Health and GI Disorders Prebiotics and Probiotics Food Safety: Buying, prepping, storing and eating to protect your health.
Vitamins and Minerals
Understanding Iron Intake and Anemia Vitamins for both health & protecting against osteoporosis The most important vitamins for young women!
Pesach Done Right! How to avoid a week of potatoes and matzo Tips for smart swaps for pesach (and all year round) Working towards a personal freedom with food
**Class topics are subject to change