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Healthy Holiday Cooking

November 29, 2023 at 11:00 am - 12:30 PM
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November 29 | 11:00 AM - 12:30 PM

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Join Dr. Laura Varich & Allison Harrell in the CHWB Nutrition Theatre as they create tasty holiday dishes that balance flavor and wellbeing.

Join certified lifestyle medicine physician Dr. Laura Varich and Registered Dietitian and Culinary Medicine Specialist Allison Harrell for a delightful class focused on creating tasty holiday dishes that balance flavor and wellbeing.

Embrace the festive spirit while maintaining your health with insights into different cooking methods, ingredient substitutions, and mindful serving sizes. Get ready to cook up an array of delicious holiday treats that cater to both your taste buds and your health goals. Whether you’re the host or a contributor to the celebration, this class provides you with the knowledge and skills to fully enjoy the holiday season while nurturing your wellbeing.

This is a demonstration-style cooking program in the CHWB Nutrition Theatre. Save your spot and sit back, relax and let our experts prepare (and you’ll sample) an Arugula Holiday Wreath with homemade vinaigrette, This is a demonstration-style cooking program in the CHWB Nutrition Theatre. Save your spot and sit back, relax and let our experts prepare (and you’ll sample) an Arugula Holiday Wreath with homemade vinaigrette, Lentil Mushroom Apple stuffed Acorn Squash, and Chocolate Mousse.

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 Allison Harell and Laura Varich and is hosted by the Winter Park Health Foundation.

About the Presenter:  

Allison Harrell is a registered dietitian nutritionist and plant-based chef who has been passionate about food and nutrition for more than 20 years. She advanced her knowledge by becoming a certified Culinary Medicine Specialist, certified in Weight Loss Management. Harrell believes that every time we eat, it is an opportunity to promote our health. She incorporates culinary experiences with a science-based approach. Her programs and tools make a positive difference in the health of our communities by instilling confidence and knowledge in the kitchen.

Laura Varich, MD is the founder of Fresh Physician (FreshPhysician.com), a website that grew out of a desire to turn the tide on the chronic diseases such as weight gain, heart disease, cancer, diabetes, high blood pressure, depression, and many others that have become rampant in our society today. Dr. Varich’s in-depth research within the medical literature revealed that there is hope for improved health for us all. Her life’s goal is to share the information that she discovered on how whole-food, plant-based eating is the way to turn around chronic disease, and also how simple and delicious this way of eating can be.

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