Please join in the fun at the following upcoming events! Cooking classes, speaking engagements and market tours are all designed to support you in making positive lifestyle changes. Deepen your understanding of the reasons for making the switch to a whole foods plant–based diet.
Click on the topics for more information on cooking class menus and descriptions, market tour content, and to register.
FEE: $50 per class
REGISTRATION: Click on the topics for more information and to register.
DATES & TOPICS:
Tues., Jan. 15, 6:30-8:30 PM Healing Cuisine for the New Year
Tues., Feb. 12, 6:30-8:30 PM Cooking for a Healthy Heart
Tues., March 12, 6:30-8:30 PM Cooking for Prevention & Recovery from Cancer
Tues., April 16, 6:30-8:30 PM Cooking Whole Grains: Sushi & Dessert
Tues., May 14, 6:30-8:30 PM Beans & Greens!
Tues., July 16, 6:30-8:30 PM Healthy Thai Cuisine
TIME & LOCATION:
6:30 to 8:30 pm, Redwood High School, Room 120/Staff Lounge, 395 Doherty Dr., Larkspur, sponsored by Tam District Community Education
Meredith McCarty gives an introduction,
as well as the most cutting-edge findings, on the health topic of the
evening. Resources for further study are included. The last 15 minutes is
reserved for Q&A.
WHEN: Thursday evenings, 6:30 - 8:00 PM
WHERE: Sir Francis Drake High School, 1327 Sir Francis Drake Blvd., San Anselmo, CA OR Redwood High School, 395 Doherty Dr., Larkspur, CA
OR Tamalpais High School, Camino Alto and Miller Aves., Mill Valley, CA
FEE: $25 per class
REGISTRATION: Visit www.marinlearn.com, click on Courses, Fitness, Health & Wellness
Thurs., Jan. 17, TAM High, Wood Hall Rm. 151:
"Eating for Health & Weight"
For prevention and recovery from the diseases of aging, as well as for weight management, cravings awareness is key. Understanding how we set ourselves up for cravings from one meal to the next brings welcome relief from the cycle. Whether we talk about meat and sugar, acid and alkaline, yin and yang, or expansion and contraction, a sense of balance and peace is restored when you take time to study the big picture as well as the small brush strokes that created it.
Thurs., Feb. 7, TAM High, Wood Hall Rm. 151:
Low-acid eating is becoming known as the best way to prevent and reverse disease by fostering a healthy blood quality. It also helps to ensure bone strength as we age. Learn which foods to choose and which to avoid. Receive a bibliography of the best and the latest books on the topic, and become familiar with supportive groups such as Physicians Committee for Responsible Medicine.
Thurs, March 14, Redwood High School Rm. 156:
"Diabetes: Eating Well for Prevention & Recovery"
200 million people have diabetes worldwide, yet it’s rare in Japan, China, Thailand and other Asian countries, as well as parts of Africa, cultures that consume lots of carbohydrates. But when their traditional diets become westernized, diabetes rates soar. You’ll be surprised to learn the latest findings on the specific foods that cause Type I and Type II diabetes, and the diet that controls blood sugar three times more effectively than the American Diabetes Association (ADA) diet. The American Academy of Pediatrics and the American Medical Association are in support of the cutting-edge research from Physicians Committee for Responsible Medicine. Bibliography included.
Thurs. April 18, TAM High, Wood Hall Rm. 151:
"Plant-Based Whole Foods Menu Planning"
Learn the Menu Mantra for creating balanced plant-based meals ahead of time, in your mind, the best path to creating real meals that heal, and are a visual delight as well! After this practical presentation, take home a week's worth of menus for quick and easy breakfasts, lunches and dinners, and feel inspired to make them! Did you know?
- The longest living people on the planet eat between 90% and 99% plant foods.
- The United Nations climate chief says having a meat-free day every week is the biggest single contribution people can make to curbing climate change in their personal lives, because it cuts the emissions from rearing cattle, sheep and poultry, while improving health.
- The German federal environment agency went further, advising people to eat meat only on special occasions.
Thurs., May 16, TAM High, Wood Hall Rm. 151:
"Healthy Eating for Healthy Aging"
Diet plays a crucial role in healthy aging from ensuring bone health to mental acuity. You may be surprised to learn which foods are the best sources of the nutrients that are significantly related to higher bone mineral density and strength. See which foods to avoid in order to retain nutrient intake, avoiding or reducing osteoporotic fractures. Fascinating research on the longest-lived population on the planet shows they consume fewer calories, but eat more. And dietary approaches can help prevent or slow the onset of the most common form of dementia, Alzheimer’s disease. Bibliography included.
Thurs., June 6, Sir Francis Drake High School Rm. 102:
"Healthy Vegan Home Chef"
It’s the right thing to do for both our bodies and our planet, eating less meat and dairy. But planning simple plant-based meals, meals that satisfy both our senses and our sense of wellbeing, can be daunting. With 39 years of experience in the natural health field, Meredith provides the opportunity to discuss the whys and hows of eating well. Bibliography and a week’s worth of menus included.
The first Saturday of the month, Whole Foods Market Tour
The first Sunday of the month, Farmer’s Market Tour
"Macrobiotic Summer Camp"
WHEN: July 13-21, 2013
WHERE: French Meadows Summer Camp, Lake Tahoe National Forest
REGISTRATION: visit www.OhsawaMacrobiotics.com
This is the 44th Annual French Meadows Summer Camp. Camp out under the stars or in your tent or camper. Wood fire prepared meals and classes all day, evening campfires.
"World Vegetarian Weekend Celebration"
WHEN: Oct. 6 & 7, 2012
WHERE: County Fair Building at 9th & Lincoln Way, Golden Gate Park
MORE INFORMATION: visit www.sfvs.org