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Dr. David Katz explains the NuVal nutritional scoring system in a free webcast / conference call workshop June 9th

By Lisa Seaberg on 5/27/2011

DERBY, CT (May 27, 2011) - As summertime approaches, eating healthier, losing weight, and getting into shape becomes a priority for many. You may find yourself wondering, "Which is the better snack - tortilla chips or pretzels?" or "Is it better to choose the bread with higher fiber or the one with lower sodium?"

Dr. David Katz, ABC News consultant and international expert in nutrition, weight management, and chronic disease prevention, along with nutrition scientist, Dr. Debbie Kennedy, founder of Build Healthy Kids™, are teaming up with Gather Central to offer a free webcast / conference call workshop to introduce and explain the NuVal™  nutritional scoring system found in over 1,000 grocery stores nationwide, including Big Y and Price Chopper.

To participate by phone or online with real time audience interaction go to http://www.gathercentral.com/hidden-dangers-in-your-grocery-store/. Participation is free and open to all.

"If you get overwhelmed at the grocery store and don?t know what labels to believe, this workshop is for you. You will learn how to choose the healthiest bread for example and what is the best snack to eat. The results will surprise you." said Dr. Kennedy. This workshop will demystify food labels and health claims, and help you navigate the grocery aisles with ease.

Instead of offering this event at a local hotel or restaurant, a telephone, cell phone or computer is the only entrance ticket you will need. Registration is done by the click of a mouse, to receive a personal dial in number and pin. The workshop is offered by Gather Central, a local CT company that specializes in virtual teleconference style events for the public, as well as private clients.

"We started Gather Central to revolutionize what is possible in learning," said founder and host, Kari Henley. "As a facilitator for over 20 years, I discovered it is no longer necessary to travel to learn from experts, teachers and authors. Our virtual programs are just engaging and inspiring as a live event, as we can call people by name, answer questions, take polls and even have small group discussions." Dr. Katz is the principal inventor of the Overall Nutritional Quality Index utilized in the NuVal? nutrition guidance program , currently offered in over 1,000 supermarkets throughout the United States. He is featured in the Huffington Post, Prevention Magazine, the New Haven Register, The New York Times, Wall Street Journal, Time Magazine, Newsweek, and has appeared on The Today Show, CNN, Good Morning America, 20/20, 48 Hours, and others.

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