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The Great Health Debate at Ramapo College to be Broadcast Nationally to Other Insitutions

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(Mahwah) – Ramapo College of New Jersey will be the site of The Great Health Debate, scheduled Tuesday, March 9 from 7 – 8:40 p.m. Authors and representatives from Atkins, The Zone Diet, the Dr. Dean Ornish Program (awaiting final confirmation) and others will engage in a lively debate over which is the best diet for good health.

Hosted by The Society of Success and Leadership, the program will be broadcast live from Ramapo College to more than 100 college audiences to include over 10,000 students, staff, faculty and members of the community.

Participating in the debate are Dr. Barry Sears, author of The Zone Diet; Dr. Stuart Trager, a representative from Atkins; Dr. Dean Ornish, author of Eat More, Weigh Less and other distinguished representatives from some of the most popular diets in America.

Each representative will be given the opportunity to present why they believe their diet is the best. Then, the floor will be open for debate so that viewers may conclude for themselves the health benefits and consequences of each diet plan.

Are some diets healthier than others? The health and diet industry offers an innumerable number of books, plans and products. People are left confused as to knowing which is the right diet for them–or even if they should be on one. This debate will address the various differences between diets, as well as help attendees come to a consensus on what the experts agree on.

The event will be held in the Berrie Center for the Performing and Visual Arts at Ramapo College. Members of the community are invited to attend. The health debate includes a live, call-in Q & A as well as handouts for all attending. Attendees will also have the opportunity to ask questions of the presenters during select online chat times.

The Society of Success and Leadership presents a series of seven live satellite/videoconference events each year to high schools and colleges across the country. For more information on this and upcoming events, visit their Website at

For information about The Great Health Debate being held at Ramapo College, contact Deborah Spina, director of Student Activities/Greek Affairs, 201.684.7593.


About Ramapo College

Ramapo College of New Jersey is the state’s premier public liberal arts college and is committed to academic excellence through interdisciplinary and experiential learning, and international and intercultural understanding. The comprehensive college is situated among the beautiful Ramapo Mountains, is within commuting distance to New York City, was named one of the 50 Most Beautiful College Campuses in America by CondeNast Traveler, and boasts the best on-campus housing in New Jersey per Established in 1969, Ramapo College offers bachelor’s degrees in the arts, business, data science, humanities, social sciences and the sciences, as well as in professional studies, which include business, education, nursing and social work. In addition, the College offers courses leading to teacher certification at the elementary and secondary levels, and offers graduate programs leading to master’s degrees in Accounting, Applied Mathematics, Business Administration, Contemporary Instructional Design, Computer Science, Creative Music Technology, Data Science, Educational Leadership, Nursing, Social Work and Special Education, as well as a Doctor of Nursing Practice.


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