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Fun and Informative Nutrition Seminar Coming to the Tewksbury Senior Center

Jun 06, 2015 12:22PM ● By Kieran Gilman
(Editor's Note: The following information was submitted by Tricia Silverman.)

Tewksbury, MA – June 10, 2015
 – The Tewksbury Senior Center and the Tewksbury Cultural Council are sponsoring a free nutrition seminar titled “Longevity Secrets of the Okinawans” at the Tewksbury Senior Center,175 Chandler Street, Tewksbury, MA, from 9:30 – 10:45 a.m. on Wednesday, June 10.  This seminar is open to all members of the community. Please RSVP to the Tewksbury Senior Center by Monday, June 8 by calling 978-640-4480.
The media is encouraged and invited to attend.

Okinawa has one of the world’s highest population of centenarians (those living at 100 years of age or older). Okinawa, a district of Japan, is a group of islands southwest of mainland Japan. Elders in Okinawa are highly respected, and spirituality, physical activity, and a diet emphasizing natural unprocessed foods, are just some of the ingredients in the Okinawan recipe for a long healthy life.

“If more Americans led their lives following the habits of the traditional Okinawans, they would have less obesity, cancer and heart disease. Not only would they live longer lives, but their senior years would be filled with more zest and vitality, with less disability as they age. And it’s pretty simple…it starts with eating more…fruits and vegetables, that is.” says Tricia Silverman, Registered Dietitian and Nutrition Expert, owner of NuTricia’s Lifestyles, a nutrition and wellness consulting firm in Needham.

“This program is supported in part by a grant from the Tewksbury Cultural Council, a local agency which is supported by the Massachusetts Cultural Council, a state agency."

 About Tricia Silverman

Tricia Silverman, RD, LDN, MBA, owns NuTricia’s Lifestyles, a wellness consulting firm in Massachusetts. She is a professional speaker and specializes in offering fun and informative wellness presentations. She has given hundreds of healthy seminars and has presented at the Massachusetts Dietetic Association, Maryland Dietetic Association, and Massachusetts Council on Aging Annual Meetings. She teaches Nutrition Entrepreneurship andHealthy Aging: Nutrition Strategies for Optimal Longevity for Northeastern University.
She was named the 2008 Chapter Member of the Year by the National Speakers Association New England, and the 2008 Recognized Young Dietitian of the Year Award by the Massachusetts Dietetic Association. Tricia has been published in Bipolar Magazine, Schizophrenia Digest, and two depression magazines: Esperanza andAnchor Magazine. She has been quoted in numerous publications. Her web site is
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