Empowering Healthy Choices: Dorothy Booker’s Insightful Presentation on Nutrition


BY: CA Staff Writer & AEH

Clarksdale, Mississippi- Dorothy Booker, a renowned nutritionist at the Aaron E. Henry Community Health Center (AEH), recently delivered a compelling presentation that shed light on the profound impact of diet on chronic diseases. Her talk, titled “What You Are Eating May Be Creating a Magnetic Field of Chronic Diseases,” provided eye-opening insights into the detrimental effects of high levels of salt, sugar, and fats commonly found in everyday foods.

Booker’s presentation was part of the MAGnet diabetes education program, a series dedicated to promoting healthier lifestyles and preventing chronic illnesses through informed dietary choices. She emphasized that many popular foods, often perceived as harmless, are loaded with unhealthy ingredients that contribute to the rising incidence of conditions such as diabetes, hypertension, and heart disease.

Throughout her talk, Booker shared alarming data illustrating the excessive amounts of salt, sugar, and fats in processed foods, snacks, and beverages. She highlighted the deceptive nature of food labeling and marketing, which often misleads consumers into believing they are making healthy choices.

In addition to identifying the culprits, Booker offered practical and accessible alternatives. She advocated for increased consumption of whole foods, such as fresh fruits and vegetables, lean proteins, and whole grains. By making these healthier choices, individuals can significantly reduce their risk of developing chronic diseases and improve their overall well-being.

The MAGnet program, led by coordinator Dr. Will Carter, continues to be a vital resource for community members seeking education and support in managing their health. For more information or to reach out to Dorothy Booker or Dr. Will Carter, individuals can call 662-624-2504.

This session underscores the importance of awareness and proactive health choices, reinforcing the message that what we eat today profoundly impacts our health tomorrow.


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