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New York Times Food Journalist to Give NOLA Cuisine Lecture at Loyola

15:00 October 28, 2021
By: Re'gine Smith

When it comes to food, most people are concerned with the health benefits of eating certain things. And although most of us may not have the discipline to stick to what is healthier, we still end up trying to kick the bad habits. What's most common is the attention to how foods can benefit the human body as a whole—not just physically, but mentally and spiritually. But did you know there were social justice implications to food? You may not have known before, but soon, you will have the opportunity to join a much-needed lecture that will expound on that aspect.

The College of Nursing and Health at Loyola University New Orleans is inviting award-winning New York Times food journalist Brett Anderson to deliver his lecture titled "Gravy Runs Through It: The Mystique, Mistakes and Magic of New Orleans Restaurants." Anderson will discuss the different perspectives and difficulties of restaurants and food. He will address what they think about human wellness and the justice implications he draws from his own work.

The lecture will be on November 16, 2021, at 7 p.m. in Loyola's Ignatius Chapel in Bobet Hall, 6363 St. Charles Ave. Free parking will be available in the West Road parking garage. You can also join the lecture online through Zoom. Whatever is convenient for you, you have the option.

Loyola's College of Nursing and Health offers three different programs: The School of Nursing, the Department of Counseling, and the Loyola Institute for Ministry. Altogether, these programs can be seen as a way of learning about the well-being of humans in general. But you can also break it down to each program expounding on promoting mental health, physical wellness, and spiritual healing.

The event is sponsored by an Ignatian Year Mission Integration Grant to the College of Nursing and Health. It comes at no cost to guests, but you must register—you can do so here.

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