COLUMBUS, Miss. -- Passport to Wellness and the Culinary Arts Institute at Mississippi University for Women will host demonstrations on how to prepare healthy holiday dishes and what to do with leftovers.
The programs will take place Friday, Nov. 6 and Friday, Dec. 11 in Shattuck Hall Room 111 from 6-7 p.m.
According to Chris Ellis, project CHEW (Choose Healthy, Eat Wise) coordinator for the Culinary Arts Institute, participants will gain valuable information on better and healthier food options for the holidays.
“I hope participants will think about their food options during Thanksgiving and make healthier choices. With the obesity epidemic this country faces, most of us put on extra weight during the holidays,” Chef Ellis explained.
He added that individuals can still prepare their favorite holiday traditional dishes and look for healthier ways to prepare them.
In addition to covering healthy holiday dishes, the class will focus on ways to store leftovers, more importantly, when to dispose of them.
Both events are free and open to faculty, staff and students and are limited to about 20 individuals on both days.
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Nov. 6, 2015
Contact: Monica Kizer