Meet the New Meats: Plant-based Meat is Going Mainstream
Adult Enrichment / Health & Wellness -
Wondering about the growing popularity of plant-based alternatives to meat, questioning if they are healthy and how to rate the many products now available? Joan Davis, nurse and nutrition expert will help you sort out the bewildering options appearing at restaurants and on supermarket shelves . Learn what you need to know about this new trend and how it relates the present pandemic. While she can't share samples, she will review the pros and cons of specific products like Impossible Burgers and Beyond Meat and others.
Joan Davis has a dual career which began as a secondary educator and eventually working as a nurse. She earned a Bachelor of Science from the University of IL Champaign, a Bachelor’s of Science in Nursing from Lewis University and a Masers of Science in Public Health Nursing from the University of Illinois, Chicago. As a master-prepared nurse with over 20 years of wellness experience, she thought she knew about nutrition until her active, seemingly-healthy husband had a sudden heart attack. After that, her focus changed to plant based nutrition.
Joan earned a certificate in plant-based nutrition, began volunteering for Dr. Michael Greger’s popular NutritionFacts.org website, and became a board member of the Chicago area Plant Based Nutrition Movement. She now uses her teaching background and began developing programs that share the “why” and “how” of eating whole plant-based foods.
Her programs are designed to be interactive because involving the participants in the action makes the learning more meaningful. Of course, if samples of healthy food are allowed, that’s always popular too! Her dual background as a nurse and teacher helps her to present programs that capture your attention, yet present the latest research that is easily understood.
All of her programs are outlined on her website at www.plantbasedjoan.com/