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Food Choice Series: Sugar

January 20, 2018 @ 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm

Free
Food Choices Series

Learn about the history of cane sugar, and how we have become so addicted that the average American now consumes as much as 150 pounds of refined sugar each year. This is a huge challenge to the human body! We will discuss the refining process, as well as the land-use issues, environmental impact, and disease. Discover how to satisfy your sweet tooth with delicious and local sweeteners, as well as making substitutes for your sugary favorites. This class will be taught by Robin Matathias, who teaches Environmental Studies at Keene State College, where she developed and teaches a popular course on Food Health and the Environment.

This is a free class but you must register: call Shareholder Services at 802-246-2821 or email msbfc@sover.net


Free Presentation 5 Part Series (Take 1 or all 5)

Food Choice Series: A 5 part program (Take 1 or all 5) offered by Robin Matathias, in January and February. Join Robin Matathias, Adjunct Professor of Environmental Studies at Keene State College, for a series of classes that will explore the connection between food choices, food production systems, and their impacts on both human and environmental health. Our problems can seem overwhelming and unsolvable at times, but each day we make decisions about what to eat, and this simple daily act can have profound outcomes. These classes will teach you which food choices can lead to optimal human health, while having the least environmental impact. Learn how to evaluate water use, land requirements, energy use, and waste production to assess the ecological footprint and sustainability of our daily food–consumption decisions. We will also sample many delicious foods!

Class series presented by Robin Matathias, Adjunct Professor of Environmental Studies at Keene State College. Join Robin for a series of classes that explores the connection between food choices, food production systems, and their impacts on human and environmental health. Each day we make decisions about what to eat. These classes will teach you which food choices can lead to optimal human health, while having the least environmental impact. Learn how to evaluate water use, land requirements, energy use, and waste production to assess the ecological footprint and sustainability of our daily food–consumption decisions. We will also sample many delicious foods!

Saturdays

1-3pm

Jan 6: Whole Food & Fiber, Jan 13: Fat Facts, Jan 20: Sugar,
Jan 27: Overfishing & Sea Vegetables, Feb 3: Get to Know Your Greens
Cost: Free Class for Adults (Take one or all 5 classes) Location: BFC Cooking Classroom

This is a free class but you must register: call Shareholder Services at 802-246-2821 or email msbfc@sover.net

Details

Date:
January 20, 2018
Time:
1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Cost:
Free
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Venue

Brattleboro Food Co-op Cooking Classroom
2 Main Street
Brattleboro, VT 05301 United States
Phone:
802-246-2821
Website:
https://www.brattleborofoodcoop.coop