Drinking for Two Book Launch!
Diana and Kerry will be making mocktails from the book for guests while giving a talk about the inspiration behind the book, pregnancy nutrition, and answering audience questions. Book signing to follow.
About the Book
45+ nutritious mocktail recipes carefully crafted with purpose to maximize flavor, deliver essential nutrients and antioxidants, and target common pregnancy symptoms, all leading to a healthy pregnancy. For women who are trying to conceive, pregnant, or breastfeeding, Drinking for Two provides delicious, nutritious alternatives to plain old seltzer water.
With recipes for flat, bubbly, apres-dinner, and warm comfort drinks, registered dietitian and nutrition professional Diana Licalzi and Kerry Criss carefully developed and tested each mocktail. Quick-to-prepare recipes feature plant-based and everyday ingredients that are healthy for mom and your baby, accompanied by notes to highlight the benefits of various ingredients with respect to common pregnancy symptoms like nausea and swelling. Whether for fun at a party or to put up your feet and relax at home, Drinking for Two has the perfect mocktail recipe. A perfect gift for moms-to-be!
About the Authors
Diana Licalzi became a Registered Dietitian after completing a Dietetic Internship at UC San Diego Health. She also earned her master’s degree in Nutrition Science and Policy from The Tufts University Friedman School of Nutrition, the only graduate and professional school of nutrition in North America. In 2017, Diana officially launched The Health Quest, a nutritional platform where people interested in a healthy lifestyle can go to for education, personalized nutrition counseling, recipes and consumer tips. Diana’s recipes and tips have been featured in Women’s Health magazine. The mission of The Health Quest mission is to continue to spread nutritional education, promote healthy eating habits, and advocate for environmental sustainability.
Kerry Jane Criss, MS, RDN, worked in an academic research lab at the University of Delaware for more than six years studying the effects of alcohol exposure on the developing brain. After completing a Master's degree in Behavioral Neuroscience in 2013, she decided to pursue her passion for nutrition and desire to work in healthcare by transitioning into dietetics. Kerry earned a second Master's degree in Nutrition Epidemiology from the Tufts University Friedman School of Nutrition Science & Policy in 2017. She completed her dietetic internship in June 2019 and became a Registered Dietitian. Within dietetics, her interests are diverse, but she hopes to apply nutrition in the context of fertility, obstetrics, and women's health.