Bluffton University to host weekly Lunch and Learn


Lunch and Learn series: Noon to 1 p.m., Berky Hall, Bluffton University. Reservations at 419-233-1334.

BLUFFTON — Bluffton University will host the series Lunch and Learn from noon to 1 p.m. each Wednesday through April 17 on the first floor of Berky Hall.

This year’s focus is to share the health benefits of food pigments. Each session will cover a different pigment and will include a 20 to 30 minute cooking demonstration, nutritional information and a full meal.

Reserve a spot by contacting Jeanna Haggard at 419-233-1334 or haggardj@bluffton.edu.

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Bluffton University nutrition students to host Lunch and Learn

BLUFFTON, Ohio – Bluffton University’s junior nutrition students will host the 2019 Lunch and Learn series from Feb. 13 to April 17 on the first floor of Berky Hall. The demonstrations are free and open to the public; however, just 15 seats are available for each lunch. Reserve a spot by contacting Jeanna Haggard at 419-233-1334 or haggardj@bluffton.edu

The focus this year is to share the health benefits of food pigments. Dr. Angela Montel, professor of biology, recently completed sabbatical research on the topic and shared her expertise with the nutrition students. During each session, students will present about a different pigment and provide consumer friendly recipes that feature foods high in the pigment.

Each session includes a 20-30 minute cooking demonstration, nutritional information and a full meal. Lunches will be held from noon-1 p.m. The 2019 series is sponsored by The Food Store, a whole foods market in downtown Bluffton.

Dates and topics include:

Wednesday, Feb. 13 Anthocyanins: Lengthen your life with color

Wednesday, Feb. 20 Beta carotene: The pigment for every season

Wednesday, Feb. 27 Chlorophyll: The mean green machine

Wednesday, March 13 Quercetin: The anti-aging pigment

Wednesday, March 20 Lutein: 20/20 vision of health

Wednesday, March 27 Betalains: The natural power of purple

Wednesday, April 3 Organosulfur compounds: The invisible pigment

Wednesday, April 10 Capsaicin: The natural pain relief

Wednesday, April 17 Lycopene: Stop disease with Red

Lunch and Learn series: Noon to 1 p.m., Berky Hall, Bluffton University. Reservations at 419-233-1334.

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