The Ashland Massachusetts Farmers Market

Monday, April 7, 2014 - 1:39pm

When: Thursday, April 10th, 7pm

Where: Ashland Public Library, lower level

Friends of Ashland Public Library Documentary Film & Discussion Series Co-Sponsored by Ashland Farmers Market present Jeff Novick: Should I Eat That? 

The Food and Drug Administration recently announced the first major revision to the “Nutrition Facts” label in more than twenty years. The new labels will provide information on added sugar and make serving sizes more realistic. The changes will take up to three years to fully implement.

Jeff Novick is a nutritionist and dietician with over 25 years experience. Is this talk, filmed at Dr. John McDougall’s live-in program at Santa Rosa, California, Jeff addresses a common processed food question: “Should I eat that?”

Jeff Novick presents rules and standards to select the healthiest foods by examining nutrition and ingredient labels. The standards cover calories, fat, and sodium. The first rule is “Never believe anything on the front of the package –ever.” Jeff explains nutrition label limitations and offers techniques for analyzing true contents. Jeff will explain a technique to determine added sugar in advance of the FDA label change.

Jeff’s talk is interspersed with much humor in front of the live audience of live-in participants in the McDougall retreat program. We practice applying the rules and standards to several examples often with surprising results. This is an enjoyable, fun talk with lots of useful information.

Sunday, February 16, 2014 - 8:43pm


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