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What's New: Alumna Julieanna Hever Brings Plant-Based Nutrition Expertise to the CSUN Community

eNews Edition: Spring 2019

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In a collaboration between the Marilyn Magaram Center for Food Science, Nutrition and Dietetics and the College of Health and Human Development, the Friends of the Oviatt Library are pleased to welcome Julieanna Hever, M.S., R.D., C.P.T. back to the campus to share the essence of her bestselling book, Plant-Based Nutrition (Idiots Guide) 2nd Edition. Julieanna travels the globe to share her passion for healing and happiness through a whole food, plant-based diet. On April 25, 2019 Julieanna will be visiting the Oviatt Library to share healthy insight and expertise at a free educational event titled, “Your Guide to Plant-Based Nutrition” in the Ferman Presentation Room.

Known as the Plant-Based Dietitian, Julieanna earned a Master of Science in Nutrition at CSUN, where she also completed her Dietetic Internship. As an RD, Julieanna has authored four books and two peer-reviewed journal articles on plant-based nutrition for healthcare professionals, and she is the nutrition columnist for VegNews Magazine. She has been featured on The Dr. Oz Show, The Steve Harvey Show, Reluctantly Healthy, The Marie Osmond Show, The Jane Velez-Mitchell Show, and E! News. New adventures include acting as a Co-Founder and Nutrition Director for a lifestyle transformation company, and co-hosting Home Sweat Home on Facebook Watch. Some of her past projects include the host of What Would Julieanna Do?; giving a TEDx talk; co-starring on The Chef and The Dietitian; and teaching the eCornell Plant-Based Nutrition Certification Program. 

In Julieanna’s book, a plant-based diet is defined as a whole food way of eating that avoids animal products and highly processed foods. Food options include a wide range of choices, including vegetables, fruits, whole grains, legumes, nuts, and seeds. Physicians and researchers have found that the higher the percentage of the diet that comes from whole plant foods, the lower the risk for heart disease, many cancers, type 2 diabetes, obesity, and autoimmune disorders. “If you want to feel and look your best while savoring every bite, a whole food plant-based diet is the win-win option,” she wrote.

Julieanna Hever, M.S., R.D., C.P.T.
Julieanna Hever, M.S., R.D., C.P.T.

During the 25th anniversary of The Marilyn Magaram Center, Julieanna was featured in the Center’s commemorative video as a strong advocate of her alma mater. She shared, “I hope that the Magaram Center can take in as many students as possible. I know a lot of people want to come here, and I understand why. It’s always the first place I recommend because it’s so diverse and holistic.”

With the Magaram Center’s mission to enhance and promote health and well-being through research, education and services in food science, nutrition and dietetics, executive director Annette Besnilian is honored to welcome her former student back to share her field of expertise on the campus. 

Copies of Julieanna’s book will be available for purchase ($19.95 each) and author signing at the event. Seating is limited. Please RSVP by 4/18/19. Persons with disabilities needing assistance may email or call 818-677-2638 in advance for arrangements. For directions and parking details, please visit

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