Spilling the BEANS!

September 25, 2018

Spilling the BEANS!

GWSA Fall 2018 Learning Series

Beans are well known for their nutritional qualities. Research shows that they can reduce the risk of developing chronic disease, which is important for older adults who are at a higher risk. Despite the health benefits, many older adults do not eat beans as part of their regular diet.

Discover how beans can improve your health in this interactive workshop. Learn about a recent University of Guelph study on beans and healthy aging, and interact with the research team. Watch a chef prepare unique and simple recipes, then taste the final product. Take home resources on beans and how to easily include them in your daily diet.

Presenters: The University of Guelph Research Team (Alison Duncan, PhD, RD; Kati Doma, PhD student; and Emily Farrell, MSc student), and Chef Kevin Hughes

The research team would like to extend special thanks to Maryanne Wilford at the Guelph Wellington Seniors Association for helping to coordinate the event, and to the Evergreen Seniors Community Centre for providing the venue.

This project was supported by the Ontario Ministry of Agriculture, Food and Rural Affairs (OMAFRA)-University of Guelph partnership (project#030193).