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Date: November 16, 2004 (04-107) 


 Nutrition Expert Available for Media Interviews About Healthy Thanksgiving and Holiday Eating 

        Thanksgiving means turkey with all the trimmings, mashed potatoes with gravy, and plenty of pumpkin pie.  Many Americans spend the holiday eating as much as possible – stuffing themselves just like the turkey – and sitting in front of the television.  So, is it truly possible to have a reasonable approach to your Thanksgiving dinner?  Can you eat your favorite foods without regretting it the next day?  Or, what do you need to do to recover from a day of feasting?  Is Thanksgiving just the beginning of an eating frenzy that lasts through New Year’s Day?  A Montgomery College expert, Sara Bachman Ducey, M.S., C.N.S., is available to talk about healthy nutrition both before and after the Thanksgiving holiday.   

            Sara Ducey is a certified nutrition specialist.  She holds a B.S. in plant and soil science from University of Massachusetts and a M.S. in human nutrition from Michigan State University.  At Montgomery College, Ducey is an associate professor of nutrition in the Food and Beverage Management Program at the Rockville Campus.  She has been teaching college-level nutrition classes since 1990.  In addition, Ducey serves as the faculty sponsor for the student nutrition club; chairs the program committee for the Maryland Nutritionists Association; and works collaboratively with the faculty and staff for Marriott Hospitality Center events and programs. 

            To contact Sara Ducey directly, call 301-641-9424 (cell). 

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