Healthy Menu program

Windsor Locks - posted Sep, 04 2013

WINDSOR LOCKS — Beginning in September, Bickford Health Care Center will once again be offering their popular monthly presentation series: Healthy Menu. Conducted by registered dietician Pat Jeans and food service director Arthur Barnes, the series of three presentations will focus on a number of aspects of preparing healthy and delicious meals by showcasing ingredients and cooking techniques. All presentations are free of charge and will be held at Bickford Health Care Center, 14 Main St., Windsor Locks. Join for any of the presentations to receive a free gift, enjoy samples of various recipes and learn about how you can prepare healthier meals at home. Due to limited seating, reservations are required by calling 860-623-4351. Throw Away the Salt Shaker: Using Herbs & Spices - Wednesday, Sept. 18, 2 to 3 p.m. In an attempt to flavor their food, most Americans consume more salt in a day than what they truly need, causing health complications. This presentation will provide steps to lower your sodium intake, as well as examine various healthy spices and herbs that you can use to enhance the flavor of your food. Love Your Heart: Low Fat & Low Cholesterol Cooking - Tuesday, Oct. 15, 2 to 3 p.m. Many foods we use to cook with on a daily basis are extremely high in saturated fat and cholesterol, this presentation will discuss and demonstrate a number of healthy alternatives in cooking, as well provide participants with samples of low-fat treats. Baking for a Diabetic Diet - Wednesday, Nov. 13, 2 to 3 p.m. If you’re one of the millions of Americans who suffer from diabetes, you understand how imperative it is to monitor and maintain your blood sugar. In this presentation, you will be introduced to some sweet and delicious sugar alternatives when cooking and baking, just in time for the holiday season.

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