Nutrition the Mediterranean Way, Recording Coming Soon!

Thursday, March 14, 2024 @ 1:00 pm via Zoom
Presenter: Taryn Krietzman, RDN, Robert Wood Johnson Barnabas Health

Have you ever encountered a memorable and mouth watering description of food in a book? Join us as we Greek-out over some seriously delicious literary eats and how they fit into a healthful Mediterranean dietary pattern. In collaboration with RWJBarnabas Hamilton’s Better Health Program.

Handout, includes information from the Cleveland Clinic, VA Healthcare & Circe-inspired recipes

About the Presenter:
Taryn Krietzman RDN completed her Bachelor’s degree and Dietetic Internship with the University of Massachusetts. After working as manager of the ‘Healthy & Sustainable Option’ dining facility at her alma mater, Taryn returned home to NJ to manage a plant-forward café at Rutgers. When the pandemic upended her career in food service, Taryn shifted gears from serving food to growing it. At the end of the growing season, she became the coordinator and driver of a Mobile Food Pantry. These two positions were incredibly transformative in igniting her passion for learning about agricultural food systems, public health and the links where the two meet. Taryn now works as a Community Nutrition Educator with RWJ Barnabas Hamilton. She gets the most joy from seeing her pupils light up when learning where real food comes from and how transformative food can be.

This event is part of the 2024 NEA Big Read – an initiative designed to broaden our imaginations and understanding of our world, our neighbors, and ourselves through the joy of sharing a good book. The featured book Circe by Madeline Miller retells a Greek story from the eponymous heroine’s point of view, giving voice to a lesser goddess of Homer’s The Odyssey. Please visit for a full calendar of events and more information.

NEA Big Read is a program of the National Endowment for the Arts in partnership with Arts Midwest.