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Columbia's Cooking Classes

Founded in 2008 as a way to promote and share healthy eating habits with our community, Columbia's Cooking brings together professional chefs and nutrition experts with anyone who wants to learn how to prepare healthy foods quickly and easily! We offer classes on meal preparation and cooking, and maintaining a healthy, balanced and tasty diet. Our Community page has additional information about our program's history and mission and more detailed registration instructions.

Cooking for Optimal Health


Ready to work towards improving your health?  

If you’re ready to turn your health around and get the results you always think about, this may be your chance. Studies have found that plant-based diets have helped people….

  • prevent and reduce certain medications (Barnard et al. 2006, Nicholson et al. 1999)
  • improve sleep (Barnard et al. 2004)
  • achieve weight-loss without portion control and without calorie counting (Turner-McGrievy et al. 2007, Ferdowsian et al. 2010, Mirsha et al. 2013)
  • increase energy (Barnard et al. 2004)
  • improve digestion (Katcher et al. 2010)
  • lower blood cholesterol concentrations (Mirsha et al. 2013)
  • lower blood pressure (Ferdowsian et al. 2010)

Register here.

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