Science Cafes are informal discussions with scientists about how science affects our lives. Purdue researchers introduce topics and the audiences take part in the discussion through questions, comments and ideas.
Held monthly, the programs become a chance for people to come together, learn about science and do it in a fun and non-intimidating atmosphere.
Fad Diets: Facts and fiction about how we shed pounds
Speaker: Dr. Megan McCrory, assistant professor of nutrition science and psychological science
Time: 6:30 p.m.
Date: Tuesday, April 16
Location: K. Dees Coffee & Roasting Co., 1016 Main St., Lafayette
Dr. McCrory will talk about new diets that pop up year after year. She'll address how eliminating specific foods impacts weight. Do we all lose weight the same way? What's the best way to shed those unwanted pounds?