With the beautiful Tennessee summers comes delicious produce from local farms. Registered Dietician Courtney McMahan will be discussing ways to integrate local, seasonal foods into your diet. This workshop includes tasty food samples and easy to follow recipes.
Over the past few years, there has been a resurgence in interest in farmer’s markets and growing your own food. But, is locally sourced food really that different than just picking up your groceries from the supermarket?
Come to this class to learn how eating locally can vastly impact everything from your metabolic health to your immunity. A locally sourced meal will be prepared and participants will be able to sample the meal that is prepared. Participants will receive a copy of the recipe and a notes page of the main topics that are covered.
Courtney's interest in health and wellness started at a very young age. She remembers as a child she was fascinated to learn that the foods we eat have a direct impact on our health. Courtney has always been a relatively conscious and healthy eater, but had a desire to better understand the interaction between diet and health. After high school, she decided to pursue a degree in nutrition and dietetics and turned her interest in nutrition into a career. During her undergraduate career, Courtney had the opportunity to work at Nutrition World and learn how supplements can be combined with a nutritious diet to optimize health. At UTC, she completed her bachelor’s degree in nutrition with a minor in psychology. She also completed her dietetic internship at UT Martin which included 1200 supervised practice hours in dietetics, then passed her registration exam to become a dietitian. Currently, Courtney is pursuing a master’s degree in nutrition. She loves working at Nutrition World because it gives her the opportunity to share her passion and help individuals better their health every day.