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Big Meals on a Small Budget


with Gina McKenney, MPH

Calendar Oct 3, 2017 at 4:30 pm

Eating healthy doesn’t have to be expensive!

Join us to learn the essentials of shopping on a budget while also getting high-quality, healthy foods into your cart.

Gina will share trade secrets on product placement, unit pricing, when and where to shop, low-cost healthy foods and will also share recipes and useful tips. Be prepared for a fun and interactive session that will leave you with useful advice to save money and time.

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Cooking with Essential Oils


with Roxanne Wheeler, RN, MS

Calendar Nov 2, 2017 at 5:45 pm

Join us to learn about cooking with essential oils.

Roxanne will teach about the health benefits of essential oils and how to use them safely in food preparation. This class will include a cooking demo and participants will have the chance to sample the food.

Please note: we will be using an oil diffuser during this class. Oils will not be available for purchase.

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Cooking with Health Educators: Protein Bowls
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Cooking with Health Educators: Protein Bowls


with Jean Gould, Program Manager and Janell Lewis, MPH CHES

Calendar Sep 18, 2017 at 6 pm

Pile up the veggies, grains and protein and dig in.

Come learn how to create the perfect build-your-own-protein bowl and feast on the mixings all week.

We will work with healthy grains, a couple of protein options (including vegetarian) and a mix of veggies. Come hungry and ready to try something new!

Full Course

Easy cancer fighting smoothies


with Joseph Hayes, DC

Calendar Nov 16, 2017 at 6 pm

Starting with simple steps toward eating a cancer-prevention and cancer-fighting diet is easier than people think.

Join us for great tasting smoothies! We will also discuss how to make some easy lifestyle changes which promote cancer prevention.

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Eating Smarter: Using Food Labels to Make Quick & Healthy Choices


with Leslie Ouellette, MS, RD, LD, MPH

Calendar Sep 25, 2017 at 5:30 pm

We know that what we eat is important for our health, but it can be very hard to choose the right foods.

Many of us need to track certain things in the food we eat, like:

  • Sodium
  • Carbohydrates
  • Sugar
  • Fiber
  • Calories
  • Fats

Most of the time we have to read food labels to do this, but those can be confusing and hard to follow.

Leslie will simplify the food label and explain how we can use it to make sense of what is in the foods we eat. Please join us for this informative workshop and learn how to use food labels as tools to enjoy a healthier diet.

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How to Eat Gluten-Free on a Budget


with Kristin Perry, MS, RD, LD, CNSC

Calendar Nov 6, 2017 at 5:30 pm

Gluten-free eating: Some of us want to do it and some of us need to do it.

It seems like eating gluten-free can be an expensive change to make. How do we do it affordably?

There are ways that you can have a gluten-free life without breaking the bank. Join us to learn how.

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Introduction to Inflammation: Diet and Lifestyle


with Theresa P. Freeman, PT, LMT, CHC

Calendar Oct 26, 2017 at 5:30 pm

Join us in learning about the hot topic of inflammation and how it relates to you.

What is inflammation? How do we know if we have it? What can we do to help manage it?

Let Theresa help answer these questions. She will share some basics about inflammation from her personal and professional experience with regards to sugar and digestion.

You will also learn some simple, user friendly information on how your diet affects your health and how to make subtle adjustments to improve health and weight management.

Full Course

Lose the Salt, Not the Flavor!


with Gina McKenney, MPH and Tina Pettingill, MPH

Calendar Oct 24, 2017 at 5 pm

Living low-salt doesn’t have to mean low-fun.

Whether you are living with one of the many chronic diseases that require a low-salt diet, or you just want to eat healthier (which, yes, does mean less salt!), then join us for this cooking class at our Falmouth kitchen.

Learn from two people who love (and cook for!) family members on low-salt diets.

We will talk about how to easily reduce your salt intake, share recipes and do some taste-testing of foods we have made in our kitchen.

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