Teaching Kitchen Educational Series
Learn Practical Ways to Improve Your Overall Heart Health
We are excited to announce a new virtual Teaching Kitchen Educational Series that is being offered through MidMichigan’s Heart and Vascular Center. Diet, or what we eat, has been found to be a contributing, modifiable risk factor for heart disease. Each month we will focus on a differnt topic. This free educational series is aimed at helping people learn the importance of healthy eating to improve their overall heart health. Each 90-minute class was developed by a registered dietitian nutritionist and includes both an educational component, as well as a cooking demonstration which applies the concepts presented during class.
We are especially grateful to the Allen Foundation for making this program possible. Their generosity allows us to provide these classes free of charge to patients across all the communities we serve.
Fresh fruits and vegetables are an mportant part of a healthy diet. They contain essential vitamins, minerals, fiber and other nutrients that are essential for good health. Does eating fresh versus frozen or canned produce really matter?
Participants will learn how to:
- Incorporate more fresh local produce into their meal prep
- The reason behind the popularity of the recent farm-to-table movement
- Learn more about organic produce
- How to plan meals around in-season produce
- Learn how to choose fresh produce
- The importance of eating the rainbow.
This class will conclude with a cooking demonstration of three recipes using fresh produce.