PeaceHealth, Community Food Co-op offer cooking classes

Community Food Co-op and the PeaceHealth St. Joseph Medical Center Nutrition and Diabetes clinic are offering a series of cooking and nutrition classes, allowing the clinic to expand its education program an include more of an “in-the-kitchen” component, according to a press release.

“Our patients have been asking for help with basic cooking and meal planning skills,” said Cindy Brinn, the clinic’s program coordinator, in the press release. “It seems meal preparation is becoming a lost art and many are resorting to unhealthy frozen foods and restaurant entrees, so we are thrilled to have registered dietitian Lisa Dixon teaching classes at the beautiful Co-op kitchens.”

Dixon, who is teaching all six of the fall classes in this partnership, is co-owner of NourishRDs and operates a private nutrition practice in Bellingham.

Besides including information specific to diabetes prevention, the classes will emphasize basic cooking skills and the use of wholesome ingredients in meal recipes.

The classes will be promoted through the hospital and as part of the Co-op’s ongoing Healthy Connections class series. The classes begin in September and will be held at both the downtown and Cordata Co-ops.

Register by calling the Community Food Co-op at 360-734-8158.

For more information, check the Co-op’s online calendar.

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