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Nutrition in Ramadan: Leveraging Ramadan to Heal Our Bodies Like Ramadan Heals Our Soul | Nutritionist Sr. Maimoona Ahmed

March 19 @ 7:30 pm - 8:30 pm

Nutritionist Maimoona Ahmed will give practical and spiritual insights about leveraging food to heal our bodies like we use Ramadan to heal our souls. Join this pre-Ramadan nutrition talk about healing our bodies.

7:30 p.m. (Maghrib) to 8:30 p.m. | Sunday, March 19 | MCC Conference Room | Join in-person or watch live at https://mcceastbay.org/live

Maghrib is at 7:22 p.m.

– More Getting Ramadan for Ramadan reminders: https://mcceastbay.org/ramadan-ready
– More Ramadan sermons & talks: https://mcceastbay.org/ramadan-reminders

Maimoona M Ahmed holds a B.S. and M.S. from Cornell University, where she majored in nutrition and sociology. As part of her research, she spent a summer in Guatemala and Costa Rica and then made two extended trips to a town in the Andes mountains in Peru for her Master’s thesis research.

Wherever Maimoona has worked or traveled, she’s been concerned about the social conditions of the people. Before becoming the Chief Nutritionist in Pediatrics at NYU Medical Center in New York City, she worked in what’s today called WIC (Women, Infants & Children), working in health clinics in some of the poorest parts of New York City, advising pregnant women on how to improve their nutrition.

Maimoona has a varied career, including teaching cooking classes at the Princeton, NJ, Adult School and having her own catering business. Later she became a real estate appraiser working in southern and northern California and New Mexico. She is currently a member of the Contra Costa County Assessment Appeals Board. 

Maimoona has always been interested in doing dawah, speaking about Islam in high schools, universities, and community organizations. She has worked with Muslim refugees and used her organizing skills to coordinate four day-long Christian-Muslim spiritual retreats, including at San Damiano and MCC of Pleasanton. In 2015 she helped coordinate the Hands around the Mosque event in San Ramon, which successfully brought together people of many faiths to support Muslims. She is a member of a group of interfaith women’s circles sponsored by the Interfaith Council of CCC.

For several years she has been helping cancer patients who want to reverse their disease and become cancer-free by using various alternative, natural cancer treatments. She does this free of charge, considering it’s all for the sake of Allah.

Maimoona and her husband Dr. Nazeer Ahmed have two adult children & three grandchildren in the Bay Area.

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