Prominent dietitian Julieanna Hever M.S. ’05 (Family and Consumer Sciences) will discuss plant-based diets and their importance in improving health, fostering sustainability and addressing hunger in a lecture at California State University, Northridge on Thursday, March 14.
The lecture, entitled “Whole Food, Plant-based Diets: Improving Health, Fostering Sustainability and Addressing Hunger,” will be held in room 113 of Nordhoff Hall on the south edge of campus at 18111 Nordhoff St. in Northridge. Admission is free.
The event is presented as part of the Marilyn Magaram Center for Food Science, Nutrition and Dietetics’ Continuing Education Series, in collaboration with the Office of Graduate Studies’ Distinguished Visiting Speaker Program, a program designed to bring well-known speakers to CSUN.
Hever, also known as “The Plant-Based Dietitian,” is a passionate advocate of following a whole food, plant-based diet. She is the host of Veria Living Network’s “What Would Julieanna Do?” author of the best-selling book, “The Complete Idiot’s Guide to Plant-Based Nutrition,” and the nutrition columnist for VegNews Magazine. She is the co-author of “The Complete Idiot’s Guide to Gluten-Free Vegan Cooking,” which she wrote with Chef Beverly Lynn Bennett. She also has been featured on numerous television and radio programs, lectures extensively throughout the United States and counsels a variety of clients around the world.
Hever received her master’s degree in family and consumer sciences, with a focus in nutrition, dietetics & food science from CSUN in 2005. According to Ritamarie Little, associate director of the Marilyn Magaram Center, this was a crucial draw in bringing Hever to campus. “As an alumna, she provides a great example for our current students of the many possibilities available to them in a career in food science and nutrition,” Little said.
CSUN’s Marilyn Magaram Center for Food Science, Nutrition and Dietetics promotes interdisciplinary alliances in the study of food science, nutrition and dietetics and distributes this knowledge to students, professionals, and the community. The Center supports research, education, and community services. It also serves to provide programs not normally offered through university curriculum and programs, including outreach to local communities, where the Center addresses health disparities and works within communities to find solutions. The Center hosts and funds all of its programs relying on both government and foundation grants and private donations for all operations.
For more: Learn more about the Hever’s lecture and the Magaram Center at the Marilyn Magaram Center’s website.