Eyefoods: A Food Plan for Healthy Eyes
NIAGARA, ON, April 15 /CNW/ - Optometrists, Dr. Laurie Capogna and Dr.
Barbara Pelletier will introduce their book Eyefoods: A Food Plan for Healthy Eyes to colleagues at the Ontario Association of Optometrists (OAO)
Symposium. OAO is the start of a series of events the authors have
planned in Ontario. The book stemmed from a growing need to educate
their patients about the role nutrition and lifestyle play in fighting
eye disease and preserving eye health throughout their lifetime.
Eyefoods is an active guide for menu planning that includes foods that promote
eye health as a lifestyle choice and part of a healthy balanced diet.
Using Canada's Food Guide as a resource, the book gives readers an
in-depth look at the powerful role nutrient-rich foods like green
vegetables, cold water fish and orange vegetables have in promoting eye
health and fighting eye disease. "It is one thing to know which foods
are good for your eyes or your health, and another thing to
consistently include them in your diet. Along with featured Eyefoods approved dishes, we also emphasize the importance of regular eye
examinations by an optometrist as an essential step in maintaining and
restoring overall eye health as recommended by the Canadian Association
of Optometrists," said co-author Dr. Laurie Capogna.
Dr. Barbara Pelletier and Dr. Laurie Capogna will launch their book with
colleagues on April 30th at the Ontario Association of Optometrists
conference in Windsor, Ontario. The introduction to the OAO will
be followed by a series of events across Southwestern Ontario and
Quebec. "Eyefoods' premise is based on simple things we can do to promote eye health
across our lifespan; it made sense for us to launch our book to
businesses who share the same philosophy of life-enhancing practices,"
Dr. Barbara Pelletier said of the duo's plans to bring their book to
healthcare providers, bookstores, fresh food markets and health and
wellness businesses. Eyefoods is aligning with industry partners with like-minded missions of
providing healthy choices for their patients and clients, including
IRIS The Visual Group locations across Canada, the Ontario Association
of Optometrists, Remark Farms in London, Healthwise in Welland,
Commisso's Fresh Foods, LASIK PROVISION in the Niagara region, and
Capogna Flowers in Ruthven. Watch for details for upcoming events,
sales and signings at industry partner locations.
Eyefoods is currently available at some IRIS The Visual Group locations, as well as Indigo in St. Clair Shores, Coles
in St. Catharines, Chapters in Windsor and St. Catharines, and Unique
Books and Gifts in Essex and is published in English and French. For
more information please visit www.eyefoods.com. The book is also available for purchase online at www.amazon.ca or www.eyefoods.com for $24.95 plus HST. Authors' bios can be viewed at http://www.eyefoods.com/about_eyefoods.html.
For further information:
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