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PCRM Food for Life Healthy Basics 2-Class Series: Roots Market Class

September 24, 2018 @ 7:00 pm - October 1, 2018 @ 9:00 pm


Diet-related chronic diseases are major threats to Americans. Overweight and obesity now affect the majority of the U.S. population, increasing the risk of diabetes, hypertension, and heart disease and taking a disproportionate toll on under-served populations. Health disparities can be defined as differences in health status among those in varying social or demographic categories, such as race, gender, or income. Illness can even be the cause of people falling into poverty.

However, improved lifestyle choices, especially dietary, need not be reserved for those in a particular income, social, gender, or racial demographic. Eating healthfully can be less expensive than diets fueled by seemingly inexpensive processed products, fast-food products, or nutrient-poor products. The savings can happen in the short term and certainly in the long term, measured not only by dollars but also in quality of life.

In this series, you will learn:

  • That effective dietary changes should focus on quality of food choices, not quantity.
  • That healthful foods can be less expensive than nutrient-poor grocery products.
  • That the savings incurred with healthful eating are not only immediate but long term as well.
  • That health-promoting foods, recipes, and meals can be easy, convenient, and taste great!

Cooking demonstrations and sampling in each class, with recipes to take home!

Monday, September 24th, 7pm – 9pm: Class 1: The Power of Your Plate/How Foods Fight Diabetes

Monday, October 1, 7pm – 9pm: Class 2: Foods for a Healthy Weight/How Foods Fight Heart Disease

Optional Roots store tour in week 3, TBD

$60 for this 2 class series — Class size limited to 30 people. Registration and payment in advance is required. Call 443-535-9321, stop at the Roots Guest Services Desk, or purchase tickets through the Eventbrite widget below. Class is held in Clarksville, MD.



September 24, 2018 @ 7:00 pm
October 1, 2018 @ 9:00 pm
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Sharon McRae


Great Sage Restaurant
5809 Clarksville Square Drive
Clarksville, MD 21029 United States
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