FRIDAY NIGHT STATE PARK TALKS IN JULY ON THE PALEO DIET

Posted 10 months ago

By John Axtell

Paleo Diet - 2This subject of this month’s Friday night program offered at Fort Robinson and Chadron State Parks by Hudson-Meng staff deals with what humans were eating during the Paleolithic era more than 12,000 years ago and how that’s become the modern “Paleo Diet.”

Jessica Fischer, Jeri Ho and Kathleen Hansen will talk about the diet…based upon a hunter/gatherer lifestyle before the introduction of agriculture…and offer a comparison of past and present diets and the role food plays in today’s lifestyles.

Fischer, a Forest Service summer employee and Chadron State College Student, says she was awed to learn that a Paleo-diet is not be as simple as walking into a grocery store and buying fresh produce and meat, but reflects the hard work needed to harvest available resources without the aid of technology.

The Paleo Diet program will be offered at 7 pm in the Fort Robinson Activites Central tonight and on the 19th, and at Chadron State Park on the 12th and 26th in the Central Building. The talks are free, but a Nebraska State Park Permit is required.