This course is designed to teach participants the fundamentals of plant-based nutrition to lead healthier and more environmentally-conscious lives. It will examine the benefits of a whole-foods, plant-based diet from both health and environmental lenses, and encourage participants to incorporate their weekly learnings into their lifestyles.
Facilitator: Amanda Giancola – Research Assistant in the Centre for Global Child Health, Hospital for Sick Children, Toronto.
Amanda completed her undergraduate degree at the University of Toronto, with a Major in Biology, and Minors in both Bioethics and Forest Conservation Science. Upon graduating, she sought international experiences across multiple disciplines, which lead her to India, England and Italy, among other places. After a year of globetrotting, Amanda decided to pursue the Master’s of Global Health Program at McMaster University concurrently with the Graduate Diploma Program in Water, Environment and Health at the United-Nations University. Amanda currently works at The Hospital for Sick Children in Toronto, Ontario, as a Research Assistant in the Centre for Global Child Health.