Dayton, Nevada– The public is warmly invited to join dietitian Kim Mason for a healthy cooking demonstration, followed by dinner, on Monday March 20th, 2017 at 5:30pm at the Dayton Valley Community Center at 170 Pike Street. The class is completely free, no need to register, and everyone is welcome.
Menu: The cooking classes are currently focusing on the “Mediterranean Way of Eating.” Participants will learn how to prepare Curried Beans, and Tumeric and Cinnamon Masala Chai. Kim will explain why beverage choice can be a significant factor in weight gain, and why traditional beverage choices in the Mediterranean are among the healthiest in the world. She’ll also discuss the evolution of milk and the benefits of eliminating sugar in drinks.
Monthly Class: On the third Monday of each month, Healthy Communities Coalition of Lyon and Storey Counties hosts a free cooking demo and dinner featuring healthy menu possibilities that incorporate varying foods distributed through USDA Commodities each month. For instance, this month’s recipes include USDA Commodities’ Braeburn apples and canned kidney beans. Cooking begins at 5:30pm and participants will sit down together to eat at around 6:15pm.
Questions? Call Healthy Communities at 246-7550 or see healthycomm.org.
Part of A Regional Healthy Food Hub: The cooking classes are one of many “spokes” in a regional healthy food hub.
As part of a “Healthy Food Hub” – an effort to increase access to and demand for affordable, locally and sustainably grown food – Healthy Communities promotes a number of initiatives and programs such as school and community gardens and hoop houses and gardening classes and clubs, Jackrabbit Junction (a year-round in-door farmers market), summer farmers market at Community Roots, school salad bars with local produce, volunteer-powered food pantries in Silver Springs and Dayton, Community Roots nonprofit plant nursery, and cooking classes that emphasize affordable, healthy menus.