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Eating Healthy on a Budget


with Bonnie Carleton, BS, CHES, LRC Health Educator

Calendar Next session starts Sep 25, 2018 at 5:15 pm

Are you trying to spend less money on food?

Or attempting to eat fewer calories during the day?

Join us to learn some tips for eating healthy on a budget. A self-proclaimed ‘foodie’, our instructor is on a mission to save money while eating healthy food that also tastes good! She is not a professional chef; just someone who wants to share her knowledge about budgeting, meal planning, and cooking. Bring your adventurous taste buds and learn a new trick or two.

* Please note: We may be preparing meals with meat, eggs and nuts. 

Healthy Eating and Cooking to Lower Blood Pressure


with Leslie Ouellette MS, RD, LD, MPH

Calendar Next session starts Nov 19, 2018 at 6 pm

Join us to learn how the DASH Diet can help lower blood pressure and about its other great health benefits. The DASH Diet has been named the best overall diet for 8 years in a row by US News and World Reports. This science-based diet isn't just a fad. We will go over the DASH eating plan as well cook a couple recipes for you to learn and try.

InstaHealthy: Cooking with Your InstaPot


with Leslie A. Ouellette, MS, RD, LD, MPH

Calendar Next session starts Oct 2, 2018 at 5 pm

Join us to experience what the InstaPot rage is all about and witness how it can revolutionize and simplify your cooking. The InstaPot is perfect for busy cooks who want to be able put healthy, hot, complete, and flavorful meals on the table in minutes. We will show you how at this class. Local dietitian and home chef Leslie Ouellette will share some of her favorite recipes and demonstrate several of them onsite.

WARNING: If you don’t have an InstaPot before this class, you’re probably going to want to buy one!

Full Course

Roll Your Own Sushi


with Jean Gould, LRC Program Manager

Calendar Next session starts Oct 15, 2018 at 6 pm

Come roll sushi with us! Join us and take the mystery out of this popular and healthy food. Get hands-on experience making sushi rolls. We’ll make a variety of rolls, including cooked fish, raw fish and vegetarian. Bring your appetite!

Self-Transformation with EFT/Tapping


with Karen St. Clair, AAMET Certified EFT Practitioner & Reiki Master Teacher

Calendar Next session starts Nov 8, 2018 at 4 pm

Join us for an introductory class to learn about Emotional Freedom Technique (EFT) or tapping. EFT is a mind-body stress reduction technique that uses the same energy meridians as acupuncture, without the needles. This technique may reduce stress related to physical pain and emotional ailments. Karen will share the basics of tapping, how it can be used as a complementary therapy to western medicine, and how it has changed her life. You’ll learn how to use this simple and painless technique on yourself!

The Secrets of Inflammation


with Theresa Freeman, PT, LMT, CHC

Calendar Next session starts Oct 11, 2018 at 5:30 pm

Join us to learn about the hot topic of inflammation and how it can affect our health and wellness. It impacts everything; how we eat, sleep, and poop! What is it? How do we know if we have it? What can we do to help manage it?

Let Theresa help answer some of these questions. We will touch on the basics of inflammation in regards to sugar, glycemic index, digestion and sleep. You will learn some simple, user friendly information on how your diet and sleep can affect your health.

She will share some information around inflammation from her personal and professional experience. She will talk about how to make subtle adjustments to improve health and weight management.

Understanding Prediabetes


with Kayla Blais, MPH, LRC Health Educator

Calendar Next session starts Sep 27, 2018 at 5 pm

What is Prediabetes? Do I have it? Should I be worried? How do I reverse it or prevent it?

Maybe you or a family member have questions or worries similar to these. If so, this class will be a great introduction for you! We will cover the basics of what prediabetes is, how it can affect your health, and what you can do about it today.

Health educator Kayla will be the instructor for this class. She also teaches the National Diabetes Prevention Program through MaineHealth. She will cover the basics of what this program offers and how you can register if you are interested.

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