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., Sept. 24, 6:30-8:30 PM Easy-Peasy Autumn Soups
Tues., Oct. 15, 6:30-8:30 PM Vegan Holiday Dinner Party with Two Desserts
Tues., Nov. 12, 6:30-8:30 PM Italian Country Dinner Party
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., Sept. 26, Sir Francis Drake High School, Rm. 102:
Low-acid eating is becoming known as the best way to ensure bone strength as
we age. It also helps prevent and reverse disease by fostering a healthy
blood quality. 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
Thurs., Oct. 10, TAM High, Wood Hall Rm. 151:
"Cooking for Cancer Prevention & Recovery"
Sixty percent of cancer in the US is caused by the food we eat, leaving 30%
to smoking, 5% to viruses and 2-3% to genetic factors. You can¹t compromise
on a healing diet when it comes to cancer, nor can you cancel out harmful
dietary habits with supplements. Thousands of studies prove the value of a
whole foods, plant-based diet in cancer prevention and treatment. Learn
which foods are most beneficial. Meredith is an associate of Physicians
Committee for Responsible Medicine and will share recent findings.
Thurs, Oct 24, Sir Francis Drake High School, Rm. 102:
"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, Alzheimer¹s disease.
Thurs. Nov. 7, TAM High, Wood Hall Rm. 151:
"Freedom from Food Cravings"
It is understood in Buddhism that craving produces misery, and that this
form of attachment is a kind of slavery. Understanding how we set ourselves
up for cravings from one meal to the next brings welcome relief from the
cycle. For weight management, as well as prevention and recovery from the
diseases of aging, cravings awareness is key. Whether we talk about yin and
yang, expansion and contraction, acid and alkaline, or meat and sugar, an understanding of the energetics of food helps restore a peaceful sense of
balance. Bibliography 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 26 - August 3, 2014
WHERE: French Meadows Summer Camp, Lake Tahoe National Forest
REGISTRATION: visit www.OhsawaMacrobiotics.com
This is the 45th 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