Nutrition and Brain Function: The relationship between your diet and your mind.

Are you really what you eat? Find out about the different ways food can affect your brain and the impact your food choices may have on the way your brain ages. This talk could change the way you shop for groceries! Sponsored by the Ada Starkman Community Lecture Endowment Fund.


Dr. Carol Greenwood

Senior Scientist and Assistant Director, Kunin-Lunenfeld Applied Research Unit (KLARU)

speakerseries-22Baycrest senior scientist, Dr. Carol Greenwood is also a professor in the department of nutritional sciences at University of Toronto. The focus of her research is the relationship between diet and brain function. Dr. Greenwood’s two key areas of interest include:

  • Healthy seniors and the impact of lifelong dietary patterns on risk of cognitive decline with aging.
  • The role of type-2 diabetes (non-insulin depended) as a risk factor for cognitive decline and dementia.

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Avery Haines

Reporter, “CityNews”

speakerseries-19With her passion for story telling and her nearly 20 years of experience in radio and television – as reporter, anchor and host Avery Haines is a perfect fit for CityNews. Starting in radio while still in high school, Avery made the jump to television after attending the Radio and Television Arts program at Ryerson and spent time reporting and anchoring at CTV and here at Citytv. Avery’s work on the Discovery series Health on the Line and Medical Hotseat earned her multiple nominations and two Geminis for Best Television Talk Series. She also received RTNDA awards for best Canadian Radio Newscaster and Best Spot Reporter.

A travel enthusiast, Avery’s most recent adventure took her to Costa Rica, where she lived in the jungle with her family for almost two years, often and without water and electricity. According to Avery “these enriching experiences have given me an even greater understanding of the world and an enhanced desire to defend, empower and inform.” Whilst away from the camera Avery has been writing a book, publishing feature articles in Costa Rica and producing a radio documentary on the burgeoning gay rights movement in China.

CityNews is Toronto News. Monday to Friday at Six and 11:00pm on Citytv.