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Cooking Around the World, Fresh and Healthy


with Lindsay Sterling

Calendar Jan 23, 2018 at 6 pm

Want to learn how to cook healthy and delicious recipes from around the world? In this class you will not only sample some exotic flavors, but also learn how to prepare easy and nutritious meals your whole family will like. We will learn how to adapt favorite international recipes to make them healthier and teach you strategies for making healthy choices when eating out at ethnic restaurants. Join us for a culinary adventure!

Full Course

Cooking with Health Educators: Portable Meals- Everything Goes in a Jar


with Andrea Fletcher, MS and Jean Gould, BS

Calendar Apr 23, 2018 at 6 pm

Good things come in small packages, right? Learn how to make tasty, portable meals in a cinch. A healthy breakfast, lunch and dinner can be fast and simple. Create perfectly portion-sized meals for on the go!

Cooking with Health Educators: Spring Rolls & Dumplings


with Bonnie Carleton, BS, CHES and Jean Gould, BS

Calendar Mar 13, 2018 at 6 pm

You don’t need to fry spring rolls or dumplings for them to taste delicious! Come learn how to make these surprisingly easy and healthy appetizers. In this fun cooking class, you will learn how to make these tasty treats. We will provide all of the ingredients. The only thing we ask you to bring is your sense of adventure to try something new!

Full Course

DIY Stress Relief Activities


with Bonnie Carleton, Health Educator, BS, CHES

Calendar Mar 21, 2018 at 5 pm

Life can be stressful. Stress can have harmful effects on our bodies and minds. It is important to take time to reduce stress levels to keep ourselves healthy. Join us for an evening of relaxing activites. Listen to soothing music and sip tea while making your own stress-relief projects, including:

  • Glitter jar
  • Mini Zen garden
  • Mermaid stress ball

Please note: We will be using an essential oil diffuser in this class.

Eat Like Your Life Depends On It: Nutrition and Cancer Prevention


with Karen D. Schilling MS, RD, CSO

Calendar May 1, 2018 at 5 pm

There is a lot of buzz around nutrition and cancer prevention. Join us in sifting through the evidence to help you make changes that can last a lifetime. Learn more about the small dietary changes you can make that can reduce your cancer risk.

Inflammation Continued: Digestion


with Theresa Freeman, PT, LMT, CHC

Calendar Mar 1, 2018 at 5:30 pm

In the second part of this series, we will learn user-friendly, fast-action steps to improve digestion. Join us to learn what we can do to:

  • Improve digestion
  • Prevent illness and disease
  • Promoting wellness
  • Manage weight

Theresa will continue the inflammation discussion from Introduction to Inflammation (Feb. 8) and move into an explanation of what occurs in digestion from beginning to end. We will talk about where things can go wrong and why digestion and inflammation matter. Expect improvements in your digestion if you do your homework.

Please note: This class is the second in a series. We recommend that you take Introduction to Inflammation first.

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Introduction to Inflammation: Diet & Lifestyle


with Theresa Freeman, PT, LMT, CHC

Calendar Feb 8, 2018 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 and more. She will share some basics about inflammation from her personal and professional experience in regard to sugar and digestion. You will also learn 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

Learn to Love Meatless Mondays


with Janell Lewis, MS, CHES and Amy Harris, MS, RN, CNM

Calendar Apr 30, 2018 at 5:30 pm

Go beyond beans and tofu to explore flavorful, easy and filling recipes. Trying to eat more healthfully? Struggling to find vegetarian recipes your family will like? Want to help the Earth? Going meatless once a week may reduce your risk of chronic disease and help reduce your carbon footprint. In this class, we will cook three meatless recipes: one family-friendly recipe, one vegan recipe and one quick and easy recipe with less than 5 ingredients.

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