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10 AM Food as Medicine Session

Wednesday, March 31, 2021, 10:00 AM until 11:30 AM
Online via Zoom

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Villages Northwest Event
Registration is required
Payment In Full In Advance Only
No Fee
Food as Medicine: 6 Week Series A "Food as Medicine" class (online Zoom) is starting February 15 for all villages in Villages NW. It's a free, 6-week class; one class each week; each class lasting 90 minutes; a combination of lecture and discussion. This course was given last year in one of our Villages and received very positive responses. Food as Medicine is a free, online workshop for older adults to learn how nutritional needs change with age – and about the different foods which can support your healthy aging plan. It will be a six-week, 90-minute class with time reserved for for discussion,lecture/demonstration and Q and A. The classes will be led by Erin Fredericks, MS, Nutritionist & Educator; Food as Medicine Advocate; Champion for Older Adults. She is offering the classes at 3 different day/time slots: Tuesdays at 1-2:30pm, Wednesday or Thursdays at 10-11:30am. Each class will be limited to 10 participants. We’ll spotlight a different health topic each week– the gut microbiome, inflammation,muscle & bone strength, brain health,blood sugar basics and more – and describe the types of foods and nutrients that can help these bodily systems function more optimally. Participants are asked to commit to attend all six sessions as concepts are cumulative and discussion will be based on the previous week’s take-home “assignment”. If there are enough people interested, you will be able to choose between 3 days. Week 1: Digestion 101: Building the Gut Microbiome Week 2: Our Physical Structure: Maintaining Muscle & Bone Strength Week 3: Blood Sugar Basics: Gaining Glycemic Control & Improving Brain Health Week 4: Identifying & Addressing Inflammation: Healing from Illness Week 5: Medication & Lifestyle Detoxification: Supporting the Liver & Kidneys Week 6: Food as Medicine, Every Day: Maximizing Nutritional Bioavailability REGISTER NOW: with your name, Village, email and preferred series day.