Planning a Healthy 2015? The Sacramento Natural Foods Co-op Wants to Help


Making a New Years’ commitment to embark on a healthy 2015? The Sacramento Natural Foods Co-op is offering some classes to help keep you on your path.

On Wednesday, January 7, from 6:00 p.m. to 8:30 p.m., the store’s learning center is featuring “The Doctor and the Chef: A Resolution to Eat Well.” The class will explore easy ways to incorporate colorful, nutrient-dense whole foods into your diet, and chef Terese Esperas will demonstrate dishes such as julienned golden and chioggia beet salad with pumpkin seeds; spiced lentil and butternut squash soup; and oven baked fish with tomatoes, capers and olives. The class costs $45 ($35 for Co-op members).

On Wednesday, January 21, from 6:30pm – 8:00pm, the Co-op will offer “Healthy Habits for a Healthy New Year,” which examines the impact that lifestyle choices have on human health. Dr. Damon West will introduce healthy habits that can easily be incorporated into daily routines to improve quality of life and help bolster against disease. Points of discussion include food and supplements that decrease or eliminate health-related risk factors; natural cleaning tips for removing toxins in the home; and simple exercises and mindfulness practices that stimulate immune function. The class costs $5, benefits One Farm at a Time.

For more information about (and to register for) Co-op classes, visit the store’s website.