Bon appétit! We all strive to have good health and a long life. A healthy diet and lifestyle go a long way toward meeting that goal.
The Macon-Bibb County Extension Office, in tandem with the American Cancer Society, is offering new and innovative cooking through "The Cooking for a Life Time School." Residents will learn about healthy ways to eat and cook with a mind toward cancer prevention.
Research shows that 20 percent to 40 percent of cancer cases are affected by what we choose to eat. Consuming a diet that is rich in fruits and vegetables, for instance, is critical for preventing cancer and cancer-related disparities.
The "Cooking for a Life Time School" will teach participants how to enjoy healthy food prepared in a variety of ways. Attendees will receive educational information from the American Cancer Society about steps they can take to reduce their risk of certain cancers. Experts will discuss food choices that promote good health. Instructors will conduct food demonstrations and participants will be able to taste the final product. These delicious yet simple dishes will become a welcome addition to any cook's repertoire.
By making smart food choices, you can protect your health, feel better, and boost your ability to fight off cancer and other diseases. By making small changes to your diet and behaviors, you can lower your risk of disease.
Whether you have a history of cancer in your family or are currently battling the disease, lifestyle factors -- including your diet -- can make a huge difference in helping you fight off cancer. Some foods actually increase your risk of cancer, while others support your body and strengthen your immune system.
So come on out and taste some simple, delicious recipes for good health and cancer prevention. Here are the details:
"The Cooking for a Life Time School": 10 a.m.-2 p.m. March 15, Cancer Life Center, Navicent Health, 800 First St. The school is free and those interested must pre-register. To register, call 478-751-6338 or email at firstname.lastname@example.org. Space is limited, so call today!
Contact county Extension agent Keishon J. Thomas at 478-751-6338 or email@example.com.