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The Food You Eat

On Monday, August 8, at 5:30pm, the Buffalo Vegetarian Society and UB Veg Club are sponsoring a nutrition workshop hosted by George Eisman, registered dietician, who will reveal the connection between the food you consume and your risk for developing cancer.

“Most nutrition professionals agree that moving away from an animal product-based diet to a plant-based diet is the single most important improvement Americans can do to improve their well-being,” Eisman stated. “I personally have eaten vegan for over 15 years and have raised my two children that way since birth.”

George Eisman is the founder of the Association of Vegetarian Dieticians and Nutrition Educators, as well as the co-founder and first Chairman-Elect of the Vegetarian Nutrition Practice Group of the American Dietetic Association. He has worked in several states along the east coast, and with a variety of different age groups—from Miami Children’s Hospital to Wesley Woods Nursing Home in Atlanta. He has served as a public health nutritionist for the State Health Departments of Florida, Georgia, and North Carolina. He is the author of three books: The Most Noble Diet, Don’t let Your Diet Add to Your Cancer Risk, and A Basic Course in Vegetarian and Vegan Nutrition. He has been a university-level educator for over 20 years, most recently working with students at Cornell University. The North American Vegetarian Society inducted him into the Vegetarian Hall of Fame in 1993.

The presentation begins at 6pm with a reception to follow serving vegan baked goods donated by local venders and organizations Tracy’s Cheesecakes, Go Veggies Inc., and Animal Allies of WNY. It will be located at the Amherst Main Library at Audubon, and although the event itself is free of cost, the Buffalo Vegetarian Society and UB Veg Club are accepting donations toward future speaker series events. For more information and to RSVP, visit

rachelle toarmino

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