Health

Plant-based Chef Nina Curtis

Forging a Plant-based Path to Wellness

Once a competitive bodybuilder who believed it took animal protein to build muscle, Nina Curtis found her competitive edge when she “broke up with salmon” and became a vegan chef. While Nina Curtis has been a foodie since she was an eight-year-old helping her mom cook from scratch and lending a hand with her dad’s catering business, she never thought she would cook for a living. “That’s why you should never say never, because it could come back to haunt you,” she says. And, while her mom went organic long before it was a thing, Nina’s early professional food experience…

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Heart Health Care Starts with Self Care

It may seem daunting, but the path to better heart health starts with figuring out exactly what their stressors — and de-stressors, may be. Three facts got me thinking: Heart disease is the #1 cause of death for women The meetings industry tends to be pretty female-centric Stress, which is endemic to meeting planning, also is a factor in coronary disease So how can meeting professionals in general, and women specifically, become more protective and proactive about their own heart health? During our conversation about heart-healthy food and beverage practices, I segued into asking Stefanie Sacks if she had any…

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Time to Get to the Heart of Healthy F&B

Some expert tips on how to bring your meeting’s food and beverage offerings more in line with good cardiac practices. February is National Heart Health month, and what better way to celebrate than to share ways you can make your conference part of the solution for preventing heart disease? You can do this by getting people moving regularly, whether that means offering formal exercise options or arranging to provide lots of breaks to get them out of their seats regularly. You also could encourage a healthy dose of sleep by minimizing late night partying options when you have early morning…

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