Healthy Holiday Treats
Healthy Holiday Treats Sunday Dec. 17, 2023 7:00 p.m. - 8:30 p.m. CT
Are you on the path to good health and wanting to indulge in tasty treats for the holidays without undoing your progress? Are you interested in sharing health supportive treats with your loved ones? Do you need some health supportive treats to take to holiday parties that everyone will enjoy including you? Don't feel down because you have to make a choice between your health and your enjoyment of the holiday season. Evidence suggests that foods can help conquer moodiness and more serious mood problems such as anxiety and depression. Studies show a dramatic improvement in depression and hostility scores, along with physical benefits, with a plant-based diet. This may happen because inflammatory foods such as dairy, meat, and eggs may trigger chemical changes in the brain. Furthermore, fruits and vegetables are anti- inflammatory. Another potential mechanism is the high-fiber content of a plant-based diet. Fiber fosters healthy gut bacteria, which release short-chain fatty acids that appear to have favorable effects in the brain. In this class, we will demonstrate recipes for holiday treats providing all of the flavors of the season using ingredients that support your mood, blood pressure, heart, healthy weight and more. Class includes evidence-based science, cooking demonstrations, easy-to-follow tasty recipes, Q&A and more.
The Food for Life program is a community-based nutrition education program of the Physicians Committee for Responsible Medicine (PCRM). PCRM is a nonprofit organization advancing preventive medicine, primarily good nutrition, and supports higher standards in research.
The class will not be recorded. This release is also for in-person classes. That is why recording is mentioned at the end.
By registering for this class, you agree to the following: I understand that the information presented in the Food for Life cooking class program is not intended to replace the advice of my medical doctor or other health care professional with whom I consult. My cooking instructor has advised me of his/her credentials and training in teaching this class. I understand that food prepared during this cooking class series may contain common allergens, and I hereby assume any risk(s) of personal injury or illness that may result from consuming or handling this food. In consideration of participating in Food for Life classes, I acknowledge and understand the dangers and risks inherent in such activities related to preparing food, consuming certain foods, and working with tools and appliances. I hereby waive, release, and discharge Physicians Committee, Food for Life and its instructors, officers, employees, and volunteers against any and all claims, demands, action, or causes of action for costs, expenses, or damages to personal property or personal injury, or death, which may result from my participation or child’s participation in these activities. I assume full responsibility for any injuries or damages resulting from my participation or child’s participation in this program including responsibility for using reasonable judgment in all phases of participation of the program. I acknowledge that my participation or child’s participation is solely at my own risk, and that I assume full responsibility for any resulting injuries and damages. I understand that it is my responsibility to notify the event host(s) and instructor of any emergency medical information and ANY food allergies/or dietary restrictions for me or my child. I also hereby give PCRM the absolute right and permission, with respect to any film, photography, video or audio recordings being made of me and with respect to my participation in this class: a) To copyright, use, re-use, publish, and re-publish the same in whole or in part, in any medium; and b) To use my name in conjunction therewith, if so desired. I release and discharge PCRM and its contractors and agents, such as producers and film makers, from any and all liabilities, claims or demands arising out of or in connection with the use of these film, photographs, video or audio recordings. This authorization and release shall also run to the benefit of the employees, officers, directors, agents, legal representatives, licensees, and assigns of PCRM. I understand that I will receive no compensation, monetary or otherwise, in exchange for this agreement or for the use of these photographs, film, video or audio recordings.
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