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Food as Medicine: Whole Foods for the Holidays

November 15, 2023 at 6:00 pm - 7:30 PM
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November 15 | 6:00 PM - 7:30 PM

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Join Chef Collette Haw and Daria Igudesman, PhD, nutrition researcher and Registered Dietitian to prepare holiday favorites with whole foods

The holidays are the ideal time to savor traditional dishes in the company of family and friends. In a world where “convenience is king,” we may sometimes avoid preparing meals from scratch. One reason to spend those extra 15 minutes in the kitchen using whole foods instead of pre-packaged items is to limit the amount of ultra-processed foods we consume. Over time — and especially during the holidays — emphasizing minimally processed foods can have big benefits for our overall health.

Join Collette Haw, a chef trained in holistic health, and Daria Igudesman, PhD, nutrition researcher and Registered Dietitian with AdventHealth’s Translational Research Institute, in preparing their whole foods renditions of a few holiday favorites. By attending this class, these appetizing recipes will inspire you to shop the perimeter of the grocery store and choose fewer pre-packaged items in the center aisles to nourish both your body and your spirit this holiday season.

You have two options for attending this program – save your seat in the Nutrition Theatre or click here to register for our free webinar and watch it from home. Whether you’re watching from inside the Nutrition Theatre or from home, you’ll also have the opportunity to share your questions and comments with Collette and Daria during the program.

This is a demonstration-style cooking program, so our in-person attendees should prepare to sit back, relax and let our chef prepare the meal while you enjoy the delicious items. All attendees, both online and in-person, will receive a booklet for the following menu: Crispy Walnut Maple Baked Apples with Oats; Kale and Roasted Cranberry Christmas Salad and Whole Grain and Lentil Turkey Pot Pie.

Cancelling Your Reservation: In order to receive a full refund, participants must cancel their program registration at least 72 hours prior to the scheduled start of the program. Center for Health & Wellbeing’s Refund Policy >>>

This program is presented by Collette Haw and Daria Igudesman, Ph.D. and is hosted by the Winter Park Health Foundation and AdventHealth.

About the Presenters:  

Chef Collette Keller is a classically trained Culinary Institute of America graduate. With a passion for seasonal, sustainable cooking, Chef Collette approaches her cooking with a passion for blending comfort-food-gone-healthy and ‘food as medicine’ philosophies. Chef Collette spent several years operating her own successful meal delivery service out of Longwood—Collette’s Clean Eats—and as a private chef to a celebrity family in Atlanta before launching Nourish Coffee Bar + Kitchen at the Center for Health & Wellbeing. For its first three years in operation, she created the café’s beloved seasonal menus. Collette is now focusing on nutritionally dense meals for postpartum mothers at The Hale Kitchen. As a new mom herself she found her calling in helping nourish mothers in their most vulnerable time of healing. Learn more at thehalekitchen.com.

Daria Igudesman, PhD, RD, is a postdoctoral fellow at the AdventHealth Translational Research Institute, whose work as a dietitian-researcher focuses on clinically actionable modes of co-managing weight and glycemia in type 1 diabetes, primarily through nutrition approaches. She received her doctoral and dietetics training in Nutritional Epidemiology at the UNC Gillings School of Global Public Health. One arm of her research considers the ways in which the intestinal microbiota and its signaling metabolites can be augmented through diet to improve health outcomes.

About the Food as Medicine Series: “Let food be thy medicine and medicine be thy food” isn’t just a quote from ancient Greek philosopher Hippocrates, it’s a framework to healthy and healing eating that’s more relevant today than ever. Join CHWB Chefs and AdventHealth physicians for this innovative program from the Center for Health & Wellbeing. You’ll learn more about the intersection of food and medicine, dive deep into the ways your food choices affect your health far beyond the numbers on your scale and learn easy recipes using new and interesting flavors and techniques.

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