Food for Life: Healthy Basics
March 19 to April 9, 2023 (Sundays)
2:00 PM (EST)
Nutrition can be confusing! Are carbs bad for you? Are you getting enough protein? How much fat is too much? This class is for you!
What You’ll Learn:
In this four-class series, you’ll learn:
- the science behind good nutrition
- practical cooking skills and tips
- at least 12 new recipes that are easy, healthful, and delicious
Over two-thirds of Americans are overweight, and half of them are obese, increasing the risk of diabetes, hypertension, and heart disease and taking a disproportionate toll on under-served populations. Illness can even be the cause of people falling into poverty.
However, eating healthfully can be less expensive than diets fueled by seemingly cheap processed food or fast-food! The savings can happen in the short term and certainly in the long term, measured not only by dollars but also in quality of life.
Class 1: March 19: The Power of Your Plate
The first class in this series will focus on general concepts behind healthful eating habits by providing the knowledge and resources for trying out a new way of eating. The Power Plate is a diagram that illustrates the essential food groups: vegetables, grains, legumes, and fruits. From these groups, you will be able to think about different foods and meals you can eat to best promote your health and the health of your family.
Class 2: March 26: How Foods Fight Diabetes
The road to diabetes does not have to be a one-way street. There is reason for hope! Whole-food, plant-based diets can prevent diabetes, and for those who have diabetes, plant-based diets can help to improve blood sugar levels and prevent complications.
Class 3: April 2: Foods for a Healthy Weight
What if you could achieve and maintain your ideal weight without counting calories or measuring portions? Believe it or not, you can. When you focus on the quality of your food, the quantity takes care of itself. You can eat as much high-fiber, low-fat, plant-based foods as you want. This class will show you how.
Class 4: April 9: How Foods Fight Heart Disease
Plant-based diets can help you avoid and even reverse heart disease. A low-fat, high-fiber diet can actually remove the hard plaque forming in the arterial walls after years of eating high-fat diets. This class will show you how.
Salette Andrews, MS
Food for Life Instructor
I teach evidence-based nutrition and cooking classes, both online and in-person.
I’m based in Wilmington, and serve the counties of New Hanover, Brunswick, Pender, and Columbus in North Carolina, and Horry in South Carolina.