Free Cooking Class and Dinner November 20th

Dayton, Nevada– The public is warmly invited to join dietitian Kim Mason and chef Cynthia Kroon for a healthy cooking demonstration, followed by dinner, on Monday November 20, 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.

Participants will learn how to prepare Pumpkin Spice Bars, Cauliflower Gold, Crunch Quinoa and Apple Salad.

The November cooking class will include information about Metabolic Syndrome, steps you can take if you are at risk for Metabolic Syndrome, and recommended food therapy for Metabolic Syndrome.

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 that USDA Commodities offers. For instance, this month’s recipes include USDA Commodities’ canned pumpkin puree and tomato paste.

Part of A Regional Healthy Food Hub: The cooking classes are one of many “spokes” in a regional healthy food hub.

The monthly cooking classes are part of the region’s 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; gardening classes and clubs; a summer farmers market at Community Roots; school salad bars and cooking classes using local produce; volunteer-powered food pantries in Silver Springs, Yerington, and Dayton, Community Roots and Shoots nonprofit garden center; and community cooking classes that emphasize affordable, healthy menus.

Questions? Call Healthy Communities at 246-7550 or see

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