Thrive Umpqua and Douglas County OSU Extension Service have teamed up with the OHSU Bob and Charlee Moore Institute for Nutrition & Wellness for a virtual community book club. We will be reading Nutrition in the Womb by renowned English epidemiologist David Barker, M.D. This book explores the links between early nutrition and later life chronic disease risk. Barker is the creator of the field of research now known as the Developmental Origins of Health and Disease, or DOHaD. The goal of the book club is to support professional development and further discussions of how this research can be used to improve community health.
The book is brief and written for a lay audience. Each month participants will commit to reading 1-3 chapters and bring questions to a virtual discussion. Each session will include an OHSU physician or researcher to
help guide the discussion and answer questions. OHSU Moore Institute Director Kent Thornburg, Ph.D. will present at the first and last meetings.
The book club is intended for professionals working in nutrition, or with young families and pregnant women. As one of our committee priorities, we’d really appreciate everyone’s support in spreading the word through your various communication channels.
Virtual 60-90 minute monthly meetings on Thursdays beginning at 5 p.m.
Fill out this form to register by Tuesday, January 18 and receive a complimentary copy of the book.
Let us know if you have any questions about the promotional materials or the book club format itself.
Jessica Hand, MPH | Executive Director