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Food: Understanding Nutrition Presentation with Dr. Reshma Shah

March 16 @ 7:00 PM - 8:00 PM

The Central PA FUN (Food: Understanding Nutrition) Initiative is a project focusing on improving health literacy around food and nutrition in six counties in Central Pennsylvania and serves the residents of Indiana, Cambria, Somerset, Blair, Bedford and Huntingdon Counties. The library district centers of Altoona and Johnstown will be offering a virtual cookbook club. Free materials will be provided, subject to availability, and three nationally known best-selling authors will be holding live zoom talks on their latest books.

Visit the Central PA Fun Website to Register!


February 16, 7:00 pm: Discussion with Nik Sharma

Nik Sharma is a food writer, photographer, cookbook author, and recipe developer based out in Los Angeles, California.His first cookbook, Season: Big Flavors, Beautiful Food (Chronicle Books, October 2nd, 2018) is a James Beard Foundation Award Finalist (Photography) and was also a finalist for the International Association of Culinary Professionals for the Julia Child Award. Nik’s second cookbook, The Flavor Equation focuses on the science of flavor and how we interact with it.

March 2, 7:00 pm: Discussion with Bryant Terry

Bryant Terry is a James Beard Award-Winning chef, educator, and author renowned for his activism to create a healthy, just, and sustainable food system. Vegetable Kingdom, Bryant’s fifth book, was published in February 2020. His last book, Afro-Vegan, was published in 2014. Just 2 months after being released, it was named one of the best cookbooks of 2014 by Amazon.com. Bryant is also the author of the critically acclaimed Vegan Soul Kitchen: Fresh, Healthy, and Creative African-American Cuisine, which was named one of the best vegetarian/vegan cookbooks of the last 25 years by Cooking Light Magazine.

March 16, 7:00 pm: Discussion with Dr. Reshma Shah

Dr. Reshma Shah is a board certified pediatrician, mother, plant based home-cook, and teacher. Dr. Shah has nearly two decades of experience caring for children and families and live in the Bay Area and currently sees patients at the Santa Clara Valley Medical Center and serves as an affiliate clinical instructor at Stanford University School of Medicine. Dr. Shah’s book, Nourish, is the book families interested in transitioning to a Plant-based lifestyle have been waiting for.