Nutrition & diet for people living with Parkinson’s

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July 25, 2017

50-60 attendees packed The Kitchen at the Boston Public Market for our Parkinson’s nutrition workshop!

In partnership with the National Parkinson Foundation, Community Servings hosted Eat Your Way to a Healthier You, an educational event and food tasting which convened 50-60 participants. Held at the Boston Public Market, the event featured an in-depth look at nutrition and dietary needs for people living with Parkinson’s, healthy eating tips, plus a Parkinson’s Disease-friendly meal for all attendees.


Community Servings’ Registered Dietitians, Alison Gerber and Beth Kitzis, shared ways in which nutrition can play a role in the management of Parkinson’s disease (PD). People with PD may experience food-medication interactions, difficulty swallowing, constipation, and weight loss. Establishing and maintaining good eating habits can help manage these issues and improve overall well-being while navigating Parkinson’s. You can read Alison’s “Tips for Daily Living: Nutrition for a Healthier You” blog post on the Parkinson Foundation website.

Attendees were able to sample PD-friendly dishes, like Farro & Greens Salad.

Alison and Beth also demonstrated how to prepare healthy dishes for attendees to sample. Recipes for the featured dishes were available for participants to take home, as well.

PD-Friendly Recipes:
Baked Oatmeal
Farro & Greens Salad
Lentils with Tahini & Cumin

The Eat Your Way to a Healthier You nutrition workshop was part of a grant received from the National Parkinson Foundation. Community Servings also received $10,000 in funding to provide medically-tailored meals to individuals and families affected by Parkinson’s Disease.

Interested in arranging a workshop with us? Learn more about our nutrition education and contact Alison Gerber, Manager of Nutrition Services, at  or 617.522.7777.


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