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Upcoming Events

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.

Cooking Classes

FEE: $50 per class
REGISTRATION: Click on the topics for more information and to register.

Larkspur, California

Tues., Jan. 27, Vegan Cooking for Everyone I
Tues., Feb. 24, Vegan Cooking for Everyone II
Tues., March 24, Vegan Cooking for Everyone III
Tues., April 21, Healthy Italian Cuisine
Tues., May 19, Healthy Moroccan Cuisine
Tues., July 14, Vegan Cooking for Summer
Tues., Sept. 29, Bountiful Beans — The Perfect Protein
Tues., Oct. 20, Sumptuous Soups
Tues., Nov. 17, Holiday Party Foods & Edible Gifts

6:30 to 8:30 pm, Redwood High School, Room 120/Staff Lounge, 395 Doherty Dr., Larkspur, sponsored by Tam District Community Education

Lecture Series

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
FEE: $25 per class
REGISTRATION: Call 415-945-3730.

Thurs, Jan. 22, Darke High, Rm. 207:
"Food Cravings & Weight Management"

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 acid and alkaline, yin and yang, expansion and
contraction, or meat and sugar, a sense of balance and peace is restored
when you take time to study the big picture and the small brush strokes that
created it.

Thurs, Feb. 26, TAM High, Rm. 152:
"Low-Acid Eating"

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, April 23, TAM High, Wood Hall Room 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 protect 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. Bibliography included.

Thurs, May 28, Drake High, Room 207:
"The Healthy Vegan: Plant-Based Menu Planning"

It¹s 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. Learn the Menu Mantra for creating meals that heal, and are a visual delight as well! Bibliography and a week¹s worth of menus included.

Thurs, Oct. 22, TAM High, Room 152:
"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 canąt 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. Bibliography included.

Market Tours

The first Saturday of the month, Whole Foods Market Tour
The first Sunday of the month, Farmer’s Market Tour

Other Events

"This is the 46th Macrobiotic Summer Camp"

WHEN: July 4 - 12, 2015
WHERE: French Meadows Summer Camp, Lake Tahoe National Forest

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. 2015
WHERE: County Fair Building at 9th & Lincoln Way, Golden Gate Park

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