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MaineHealth Learning Resource Center

Living Healthy

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

Decoding Your Deodorant (and other personal care products)


with Kerry Weinrich, BA, LE

Calendar Sep 27, 2017 at 5:30 pm

Do you ever look at the ingredient list of your personal care products and wonder what on earth those hard-to-prononce ingredients actually are?

Join us to learn how to decode and understand what is in the products that you use at home. Kerry will share information and tools to help people make educated decisions about the personal care products that they buy and use.

We will also be discussing homemade options and make a DIY product to take home!

DIY Stress Relief Activities


with Bonnie Carleton, Health Educator, BS, CHES

Calendar Sep 28, 2017 at 5:30 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 activities. 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.

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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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