Did you know that March is National Nutrition Month® ? On the Tuesday, March 8th episode of The Dr. Paula show, Dr. Paula Allen-Meares, Chancellor Emerita, will be speaking with Clinical Nutritionist “Dr. Sandy” Goldberg, special contributor for WGN and founder of A Silver Lining Foundation (ASLF). Dr. Sandy has a Ph.D. in Clinical Nutrition and a Master’s Certificate in Addictions Counseling, Specialization Eating Disorders. Dr. Sandy will be sharing how she approaches educating diverse populations on how to improve their nutritional habits, in addition to discussing ways in which her foundation assists women—AND men—who are in need of breast cancer screening resources.
Diagnosed with breast cancer in 2000 and followed for a period of 14 months by a camera crew, One Woman’s Story, an intimate and groundbreaking story of her struggle, won a 2002 Emmy. Recently seguing from a 21 year role as NBC Chicago’s on air Health and Nutrition Contributor to Health and Nutrition Consultant to that of special contributor for WGN, her weekly “Food for Thought” garnered a broad and loyal viewership. In 2001 while undergoing treatment, Dr. Sandy created an ongoing cable series in partnership with the American Cancer Society which she has stated, changed her life. In 2002, her concern for the medically underserved led Dr. Sandy to found A Silver Lining Foundation (ASLF) which has expanded to include 5 programs encompassing resource information and outreach, human needs funding, access to breast health testing and education. It is the foundation’s Buy A Mom A Mammogram® program that has received the most attention. Premiered at the Foundation’s 2005 gala, funds raised to date have provided information about and access to cost free mammograms and diagnostic evaluation including breast MRI and biopsy to over 10,000 uninsured and underinsured Chicago area women at 16 partner hospitals in the greater Chicagoland, Elgin, and Rockford areas.
A veteran in Chicago’s media community Dr. Sandy has now chosen to focus on the expansion of her foundation and raise awareness of breast health testing, nutrition and weight related topics to a broader and expanded audience.
The interview will air Tuesday, March 8th at 11:00am on uicradio.org