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New York, NY, United States, 2011/02/26 - JASA--Van Cortland Senior Center and Nourishing NYC are pleased to announce Community Healthy Eating and Nutrition Classes for those in-need on March 22. These classes are open to all and represent some of the only preventative health in NYC.
In response to the scarcity of nutrition education within parts of New York City, Nourishing NYC and JASA--Van Cortland Senior Center will be offering a nutrition class free to those in-need on March 22nd to help families and individuals that suffer disproportionately from poverty, obesity, and diabetes.
On March 22nd, Nourishing NYC sent nutrition volunteers to JASA--Van Cortland Senior Center. The goal of the day is to teach individuals and families how to use local and inexpensive resources to improve their overall nutrition. The program will focus on the use of fresh fruits and vegetables that can be grown locally and how to prepare them to reduce instances of obesity and diabetes as well as to use familiar foods such as quesadillas and make them healthy .
“We have been teaching healthy eating classes for about three years, and have gotten a wonderful reception and great results. We could not be more pleased to partner with JASA--Van Cortland Senior Center to expand the people we will reach, ” says Nourishing NYC Chef and CEO Gina Keatley.
To be a part of these great events, sponsor a class, or to get more details go to nourishingnyc.org/ or mail us at 419 Lafayette Street, 2nd Floor, New York, NY 10003.
Nourishing NYC’s mission is to alleviate the strong correlation between low-income status and poor dietary health. Nourishing NYC provides nutritious meals and nutritional educational without question and without criticism. Anyone is welcome regardless of age, sex, race, financial qualifications, or religious beliefs. Nourishing NYC (nourishingnyc.org) was opened in 2008 to address deprived nutrition, poor health and hunger—large issues facing poverty-stricken communities in New York City. At Nourishing NYC, we strive to achieve the mission of “Nutrition for All” through a three-pronged approach of feed, educate and advocate.
JASA--Van Cortland Senior Center’s mission is to sustain and enrich the lives of the aging in the New York Metropolitan area so that they can remain in the community with dignity and autonomy.