Guest Speaker for May

It was a pleasure to introduce a guest speaker, Sheryl Ratcliffe, for our May club meeting.

After earning her Bachelors and Masters degrees, Sheryl worked in higher education for the past 15 years. She has been a research supervisor at Rowan University in the New Jersey Institute for Successful Aging. She was a Senior Academic Advisor at Rowan University for 8 years and continued on to currently work at Horn Entrepreneurship, the University of Delaware’s creative engine for entrepreneurial education in the Lerner School of Business. Sheryl is a Program Associate and Academic Advisor on the Academic and Enrichment Team.

Sheryl recently completed a Plant-Based Nutrition certificate through the T. Colin Campbell Center for Nutrition Studies at Cornell University. Her goal is to share the wealth of plant-based nutrition research and information to encourage others to make better food choices and question the status quo of food policy in America.

Sheryl shared information on three main topics: Nutrition and Chronic Disease, Nutrition and Society, and ways to incorporate plant-based nutrition into our lifestyles. She gave an overview of scientific evidence supporting a whole food, plant-based diet’s ability to prevent and even reverse chronic diseases like coronary heart disease, cancer, diabetes, and obesity. We discussed how optimal nutrition can influence the development, maintenance, and restoration of health. Sheryl said that she was excited to share what she learned from Dr. Campbell and his team.

Linda Jones, First VP