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Inflammation and Diet

You may have heard the term “inflammation” before. But what exactly does it mean? And how can your diet affect inflammation in your body? Come to this interactive workshop to learn the role that food plays in inflammation and how to eat to prevent inflammation.

Jennifer Shukaitis will soon celebrate her seven-year anniversary with Rutgers, where she has thoroughly enjoyed being a faculty member in the Department of Family and Community Health Sciences. During her time here, she has implemented programs in nutrition and wellness to audiences ranging in age from pre-school to older adults. She has also partnered with FoodCorps, the NJ Department of Agriculture, and several schools and non-profits to implement farm-to-school programming throughout New Jersey. Jennifer currently oversees the Community Health Outreach minor, under which she teaches one class and coordinates with other faculty in creating curriculum and teaching. Before coming to Rutgers, Jennifer worked at an association of five YMCAs as the Director of Healthy Living Programs. She holds a Master’s Degree in Public Health from New York University. In her spare time, she enjoys cycling, yoga, and force-feeding vegetables to her 3 kids.

Registration is required for this free program. Register online at, in person at the Information Desk, or by phone: 732-390-6767

Location: East Brunswick Public Library – 2 Jean Walling Civic Center, East Brunswick, NJ 08816.

Audience: Teens, Adults, Seniors

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