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Thu, Mar 23



Nourishment for Life

Join Chefnurcian (chef, nurse, musician) Laura Pole (Director of Smith Center’s Nourishment Education Programs) for a deliciously informative program on Nourishment for Life.

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Nourishment for Life
Nourishment for Life

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Mar 23, 2023, 7:00 PM – 8:00 PM EDT



About the Event

Join Chefnurcian (chef, nurse , musician) Laura Pole for a deliciously informative program on Nourishment for Life.   We'll talk about some basic ideas for eating well to help you feel better.   We'll also talk about what nourishment means to you and how you can bring in the "other nourishments" to care for yourself.   We'll have Q and A time to see what else is on your mind about eating well


Laura, Director of Smith Center’s Nourishment Education Programs, has served as the head retreat chef and nurse consultant since 1997. She is an Oncology Clinical Nurse Specialist and Integrative Oncology Navigator with over 40 years experience in caring for people with serious illness. She is also a Certified Health Supportive Chef, who learned how to cook at the apron strings of Creole and Cajun cooks in her southwest Louisiana town.   She is  professional musician and Nia body-mind fitness instructor and tends to “fold in” music and movement into her programs. Her popular cooking classes are centered on culinary translation: that is, helping participants translate a diet prescription to a plate of nourishing delicious food. Laura spearheaded Smith Center’s project to create Soul Savory, a cookbook of healthy and delicious African American and African heritage foods.   Laura is the founder of “Eating for a Lifetime,” a consulting business dedicated to teaching individuals and professionals about health supportive eating and food preparation. In addition to Laura’s work with nourishment, she is the co-coordinator of Smith Center’s Patient Navigation Training in Integrative Cancer Care. Finally, Laura is Senior Clinical Consultant for CancerChoices, an open-access website to guide patients and those who care for them to wisely navigate the world of integrative cancer care.

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