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Health Expert, OWU Alumna Jean Carper Advises 'Eating to Stay Young' for SNC

October 28, 2003

[ Maria Elisa Christie Photo ] DELAWARE, OHIO -- Jean Carper, best-selling author, columnist, and leading authority on health and nutrition, will lecture as part of the Sagan National Colloquium public affairs series at Ohio Wesleyan University on Tuesday, Oct. 28, at 7:30 p.m. in OWU's Hamilton-Williams Campus Center Benes Room. Carper will speak about "The New Science of Eating to Stay Young, Smart, Healthy and Alive Longer," which relates to this year's Colloquium theme on "Food: A Harvest of History, Culture, Politics, and Science."

A 1953 OWU graduate and recipient of their distinguished achievement award, Carper has written 22 books, the most recent of which deal with food and nutrition and their relationship to health and longevity. Her latest books include Food - Your Miracle Medicine (1992), the award-winning Stop Aging Now! (1995), Miracle Cures (1997), and Your Miracle Brain (2000).

Carper is the award-winning former senior medical correspondent for CNN and the current Eat Smart columnist for USA Weekend magazine. While at CNN, she received the cable industry's prestigious ACE award for her medical writing and reporting for a series on brain cancer. Carper has written more than 200 articles for national publications and has appeared on several television programs, including The Today Show, Good Morning America, Dateline, and Extra.

Presently, Carper serves on the board of the American Aging Association, as vice president, and on the advisory board of the American Botanical Council, the most reliable source of information on medicinal herbs.

The Sagan National Colloquium is in its 18th year at Ohio Wesleyan. All lectures are free and open to the public. More information is available at snc.owu.edu or 740-368-3995.