December 3, 2020 – Dr. Jim Painter

Date: Thursday, December 3, 2020

Time: 12:30-1:30

Location: Zoom ONLY – In light of the restrictions that are placed on the number of people who can be a room safely, the challenges of providing prepackaged meals, and concern and care for one another in the Covid-19 environment we are living in, we’ve decided to hold our monthly meetings via zoom until conditions dictate otherwise.

The speaker for the December meeting will be Dr. Jim Painter. His topic is Wellness for the Whole Person: The Inseparable Triad of Total Health. During a period in our country where health and wellness is front and center, Dr. Painter’s talk will be both relevant and applicable (abstract below).

Dr. Painter earned a BS in nutrition from Southern Illinois University, an MS from Oklahoma State University, and a PhD from the University of Illinois. Jim has been a registered dietitian since 1980 and has served as the director of nutrition research for the California Raisin Marketing Board, and as a nutrition adviser for businesses and organizations including Sun-Maid Growers of California , Paramount Farms Wonderful Pistachios, and the National Dairy Council. He has also served on the American Heart Association’s (AHA) Healthier Diet Business Committee and the AHA Eat Right Task Force. He is currently a member of the American Society for Nutrition and the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics and is a former member of the Society for Nutrition Education.

He taught nutrition at the University of Illinois during the 1990s and chaired the School of Family and Consumer Sciences at Eastern Illinois University until 2013. He is currently a professor emeritus at Eastern Illinois University, an adjunct professor at the University of Texas, and a visiting scholar with Reasons to Believe ministry.

Abstract: Wellness is more than just avoiding disease, it means to live in vibrant health. Wellness is achieved by more than just eating the right foods. We are not simply a body but also mind and spirit.  This synergistic triad is inseparable.  Therefore, for you to truly achieve TOTAL wellness, your efforts must include all three dimensions. This presentation will discuss all three of these aspects in detail, in order to arrive at optimal wellness, including fasting.

We will provide the Zoom link to everyone who sends in a RSVP by Wednesday, Dec. 2, by 10 pm. You can RSVP by filling out the form below.


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