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Let's Get Cooking Workshop

Date/Time

Jan 15, 2019
06:00 PM until 07:30 PM

Description

Members of New Milford Hospital’s Diebold Family Cancer Care Center will lead a Plant Based Cooking Workshop entitled Let’s Get Cooking.  

This workshop, including a cooking demonstration and tasting, on eating to promote a healthy weight plus prevention and risk reduction of chronic diseases will be facilitated by Michele MacDonnell, RD, C-DN, Clinical Nutrition Manager; Kerry Gold, Director Dining Services, Unidine Corporation and Cynthia Tyler, RN, OCN, CBCN, CN-BN, Cancer Navigator.

Participants will gain an understanding of plant-based nutrition is: Minimally processed foods from plants, modest amounts of fish, lean meat and low fat dairy, red meat sparingly. Identify plant foods: vegetables, fruits, grains, nuts, dry beans and legumes. Understand the role of overall eating choices in reducing cancer risk and disease prevention: Vitamins and minerals in vegetables and fruits may protect against cancer. Other natural compounds called phytochemicals can help to protect cells in the body from damage that can lead to cancer. Name the main benefits of plant based proteins: helps maintain strong immune system, promotes cell growth, repair and maintenance, improves heart health, aids muscle growth and recommendations for alcohol intake.

(Snow date Tuesday, January 22, 2019 @ 6:00pm).

Cost

Free and open to the public

Location

View map Gunn Memorial Library
5 Wykeham Road
Washington, CT

Additional Information

Sponsor

Gunn Memorial Library

Phone

860-868-7586

Contact name

Margaret Ferguson

Contact email

gunnprograms@biblio.org

Region:

Litchfield

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