Jenna Norwood Was Transformed by Her Shift to Healthier Living
MELBOURNE, FLA. — Florida Institute of Technology is bringing raw food educator Jenna Norwood and her documentary, “Supercharge Me! 30 Days Raw,” to Gleason Performing Arts Center on Sept. 5 as part of the university’s commitment to the health of its employees, students and the community at large.
The event, sponsored by a health education grant from the Independent Colleges and Universities Benefits Association, runs from 5-8 p.m. It is free to attend but a recommended donation of $5 at the door is suggested. All proceeds from donations and a raffle held at the end of the night featuring health-related prizes will go to the United Way of Brevard.
The event opens with Healthy Happy Hour, a reception from 5-6 p.m. at Gleason featuring organic and raw foods, such as wheat grass shots, juice elixirs, and fruits and vegetables. Norwood will mingle, and her book and DVD will be available for sale and signing.
The movie begins at 6 p.m. The 75-minute “rawcumentary,” as it has been called, centers on Norwood and her decision to consume only fresh, raw, organic food for 30 days. Her original inspiration was weight loss, but the results went beyond that for the former public relations consultant and included lower cholesterol and blood sugar, the elimination of chronic pain, improved mental clarity and a happier disposition.
The often humorous movie captures Norwood’s odyssey from Sarasota to San Diego, Calif., where she enrolled in a 30-day raw food detox program and ate only uncooked “living” foods such as organic fruits, vegetables, nuts, seeds, sprouted grains, blended soups, smoothies and juices. It also includes interviews with doctors, raw food experts, and celebrity practitioners such as dancer Ben Vereen.
For more information, please call the Florida Tech Department of Human Resources at 321-674-8100 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
About Jenna Norwood
After her dramatic transformation on raw food, Norwood became passionate about sharing her experience. She switched careers from public relations consultant to raw food educator, speaker and chef. She currently has a recipe book in the works and is seeking wider international distribution of her film. Norwood is past chair of the Healthy Start Coalition of Sarasota County, Florida, where she served for six years. She is a native of Washington, D.C., where she founded her public relations consulting business in 1993. In her former PR career, she worked exclusively with socially conscious clients. Norwood holds a bachelor’s degree in journalism from the University of Maryland. She received her nutrition and culinary education through the Optimum Health Institute, the Hippocrates Institute, the Graff Academy and the Living Light Culinary Arts Institute, as well as nearly a decade of in depth research and experience.