Flushing Town Hall Teaching Artist: Christina Camacho
Christina Camacho, was born in Lima, Peru. She is a licensed nutritionist in New York State and a graduate of Lehman College. Christina has been working for over 25 years in nutrition education and illness prevention. She has served as the Clinical Dietitian at the Elmhurst Hospital Center and is a member of the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics, The American Diabetic Association, American Heart Association's Speaker Bureau and the American Cancer Society. Christina provides Nutrition Workshops and food demos at such places as the Queens Borough Public Library and various Senior Centers in Queens. As a bilingual speaker she especially reaches out to the Latino community and has made appearances on Univision Channel 41, Telefutura, HITN and Dialogo de Costa a Costa. She specializes in work with Seniors offering workshops and food demonstrations on different topics, including: Good Nutrition in your Golden Years, Healthy Organic Food, Eating Healthy with quinoa, Low Sodium for Life, Iron the Blood Builder and Calcium for Mature Adults.
Eating Healthy (with quinoa)
Nutritionist Christina Camacho discusses healthy eating as she prepares and demonstrates how to cook Quinoa, the Golden Grain of the Inca. Quinoa is a high-endurance, aerobic efficiency food with an amazing nutritional profile and is therefore called a "supergrain". Most people including vegetarians, vegans and those with cereal grain allergies can base their diets on this delicious nutty food that is easy to prepare and high in protein. Food samples available following this workshop demonstration.
Good Nutrition in your Golden Years
Nutritionist Christina Camacho leads this workshop for seniors in which she focuses on how to achieve balanced nutrition, keeping your bones strong with calcium and vitamin D and why being physically active is important.
Healthy Organic Food
With the new wave of healthier eating, many are choosing to eat organic. Nutritionist Christina Camacho discusses their benefit, including: what are certified organic foods; why eat organic foods; how can you eat organic foods on a budget; are organic foods safer or more nutritious than other foods and alternatives to organic foods.