Statistics Canada says three out of every ten women die of heart disease, making it the leading cause of death among women in Canada. A woman’s risk of developing heart disease doubles if there is a family history.
But many risk factors—up to 80% by some estimates—are modifiable. Diet is one of them. Come out to Waterloo Women's Wednesdays on February 28 to learn what steps can you take to choose heart healthy foods from Sandra Ace, registered dietitian, from UW's Health Services.
Sandra will give an overview of heart-healthy eating patterns, and discuss current topics and controversies such as:
- Fat – how much and what kind
- The role of sugar
- Soy foods
A healthy lunch will be provided!
About the speaker
Sandy Ace is a registered dietitian working for Health Services at the University of Waterloo. In her current position, Sandy provides one-on-one nutrition counselling to students by referral and is also responsible for campus-wide student nutrition education and health promotion activities. After completing a Bachelor of Science degree in Human Nutrition at Cornell University and a dietetic internship in Toronto, she has worked as a Registered Dietitian for more than 30 years.
W3 (Waterloo Women's Wednesdays) is a monthly gathering of woman-identified and non-binary grad students, post-docs, staff and faculty that (usually) meets on the last Wednesday of each month.
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