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Food Choices Series: Sugar (3 of 5)

January 22 @ 1:00 pm - 3:30 pm

Food Choices Series

Free Adult Class! Hosted by Robin Matathias (Adjunct Professor of Environmental Studies at Keene State College). 

Food Choices are a series of classes that explore the connection between our food choices, food production systems, and their impacts, on both human and environmental health. 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.

This class is free to anyone and everyone, but you must register in order to receive the Zoom class link.

Sugar—Saturday, January 22, 2022, 1-3:30 pm
Learn about the history of cane sugar and how we have become so addicted to it. Did you know 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 of sugar, the land-use issues, environmental impact, and diseases associated with sugar. Discover how to satisfy your sweet tooth with delicious, even local, sweeteners, and how to make substitutes for your sugary favorites.

Overfishing and Sea Vegetables—Saturday, January 29, 2022, 1-3:30 pm
Your Food Choices and Climate Change —Saturday, February 5, 2022, 1-3:30 pm

The class will be a live event on Zoom (click to download app). The class also requires pre-registration, so be sure to follow the red registration link above. 

This registration is for the January 22 class only (Sugar). You will need to register separately for each of the classes by noon the day before the class. Take one or join us for them all. 

If there are any questions, please contact Ragan at education@bfc.coop.


January 22
1:00 pm - 3:30 pm
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