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Return to the Kitchen, Return to Good Health

 

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One of our strategies to enable our advocates to lead healthier lives is to provide awareness and education about the important role good nutrition plays in keeping our hearts healthy.  Healthy nutrition is vital to our health from infancy throughout the rest of our lives.  But breaking bad nutrition habits can be a challenge – and we want to help! 

November 4 is National Healthy Eating Day and we celebrate the entire month of November by hosting FREE Cooking Demonstrations for interested survivors, advocates and volunteers.  National Eating Healthy Day is an annual event celebrated on the first Wednesday in November to raise awareness of the importance of good nutrition and making the best eating decisions to reduce a person’s risk of cardiovascular disease and stroke.

The following Cooking Demos will be held in North Dakota:

Fargo: Wednesday, November 4, 5:30 p.m. at the Avalon Event Center, 2525 9th Avenue South, Fargo. 

The American Heart Association will be hosting a live cooking demonstration at the Avalon Event Center to show consumers how simple it can be to cook healthy, inexpensive meals for their family and friends.  The National Eating Healthy Day program is sponsored by the North Dakota Soybean Growers and will show attendees ways to put heart-healthy soy on their table this Holiday season. The event offers consumers basic cooking skills and techniques to get started and inspired – and have fun!

Other participants include Avalon Event Center Chefs, the American Heart Association, nutritionists from Sanford Health, and representatives from the North Dakota Soybean Growers Association.

Bismarck:   Thursday, November 5, 5:30 p.m. at 40 Steak + Seafood, 1401 East Interchange Avenue, Bismarck.

Chef Alan Abryzo from 40 Steak + Seafood will show consumers how simple it can be to cook healthy, inexpensive meals for their family and friends.  The National Eating Healthy Day program is sponsored by the North Dakota Beef Industry Council and will show attendees ways to put heart-healthy beef on their table this Holiday season. The event offers consumers basic cooking skills and techniques to get started and inspired – and have fun!

Other participants include Chef Alan Abryzo from 40 Steak + Seafood and the North Dakota Beef Industry Council. 

At the American Heart Association, we are passionate about healthy nutrition because obesity is an epidemic in American.  Over 149 million Americans, or 67 percent of adults 20 and older, are overweight or obese.  More Americans eating outside the home than ever before, and when people eat out, particularly at fast-food restaurants, they tend to consume more calories high in fat and sodium.  Away-from-meals also contain fewer fruits and vegetables and whole grains than foods prepared at home. 

Many Americans lack the skills to prepare home-cooked meals – we want to change that!  

Most adults don’t realize they are lacking the proper skills to prepare healthy meals at home. Seven out of ten adults rated their cooking skills above average, but less than four out of ten scored above average on a basic cooking skills quiz. Join us for our Cooking demo – learn new skills, help your family eat healthier meals at home! 

 

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