Media Advisory - Story and Photo Op! The Assistive Technology Clinic and George Brown College develop a new website offering recipes to successfully manage Parkinson's
13 Jun, 2013, 10:50 ET
Be among the first to get a sneak peek of the innovative website Friday, June 14 @ 2:30 p.m. - 4:30 p.m.
TORONTO, June 13, 2013 /CNW/ - A physician specializing in movement disorders at Baycrest Health Sciences teamed up with the Assistive Technology Clinic (ATC) and students from George Brown College to create recipes and develop a website offering people with Parkinson's practical tools and information to manage their symptoms and improve their quality of life.
Livewithparkinsons.com will focus on the interaction between Levodopa, one of the most commonly prescribed medications to treat Parkinson's symptoms, and protein-rich foods, which can make the treatment less effective. The website will feature healthy recipes and meal plans developed by students from George Brown's Chef School, working in The Food Innovation and Research Studio (FIRSt). The aim is to help patients redistribute the protein in their diets, decrease their symptoms and improve outcomes.
The site is being developed in collaboration with Dr. Galit Kleiner-Fisman, medical director at the Jeff and Diane Ross Movement Disorders Clinic, and students from George Brown's Centre for Construction and Engineering Technologies.
|What:||Sneak peek of innovative website, livewithparkinsons.com|
|Sampling of George Brown culinary students' recipes|
|Photo and interview opportunities|
|Who:||Dr. Galit Kleiner Fisman, medical director, Jeff and Diane Ross Movement Disorders Clinic|
|George Brown College staff, faculty and culinary students|
|Assistive Technology Clinic team|
|When:||Friday, June 14, 2:30 to 4:30 p.m.|
|Where:||The Chefs' House, 215 King Street East, Toronto|
SOURCE: Baycrest Centre for Geriatric Care
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For more information or to RSVP, please contact:
Manager Media Relations
George Brown College
416-415-5000 ext. 3159
Coordinator, Marketing and Communications
Baycrest Health Sciences
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