COOKING UP HEALTHY OPTIONS

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This past winter – as part of our new enrichment center programming - we were thrilled to be able to offer healthy nutrition and cooking workshops to parents and caregivers in our family shelters, including cooking demonstrations and taste testing of healthy meals. Offered in partnership with the Physician’s Committee for Responsible Medicine and with partial funding from our friends at Cell Signaling Technology in Beverly, we were able to offer a series of classes that taught participants about the power of plant-based nutrition for optimal health and how to reduce their risk for cardiovascular disease, type-2 diabetes, and cancer, all of which disproportionately affect low-income, under-served populations. Participants learned how to shop and eat healthy on a budget, how to read food labels, how a plant-based diet supports a healthy weight and reduces risk for chronic diseases, and how to prepare quick, easy and healthy meals.

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