Most people think of dark leafy greens as just a spring or summer food but did you know that greens such as spinach have a fall season here in MIchigan too? Join me and EMU dietetics student Nick Pomante in store to celebrate the nutritious, delicious bounty of fall. Learn new ways to eat spinach (and how to benefit from it’s rich nutrient profile even if it’s not one of your favorite foods) with our Enjoying Autumn Greens cooking demonstration followed immediately by the ever-popular Label Reading 101 event!
When: Monday, October 20th
Event start times of 10AM, Noon, & 2PM
Where: Polly’s Country Market, Chelsea, MI
Nick and I will be on-site from 10AM until 3PM to show you new ways to use one of the most versatile items in your fridge, spinach. Spinach has a mild flavor and versatile texture which makes it great for adding to your favorite dishes for an extra boost of nutrition and color. Discover the many health benefits and new ways prepare this versatile veggie to satisfy your taste buds and your body.
In collaboration with the Chelsea Wellness Coalition, we will be offering a 1-hour hands-on class teaching label reading at Polly's Country Market. We know nutrition facts can be confusing and daunting. We’ll help you understand what all the jargon really means and help you make informed choices when you shop for groceries. Nick and I will lead you through the store and teach you to evaluate foods based on whether or not the food can improve your overall health. You’ll also learn how to recognize not-so-healthful ingredients and how to get the most bang for your buck. We hope to see you there! Happy eating!
I'm spending a couple days each week for a few months working at Polly's Country Market in Chelsea, MI. It's been nice getting to know the management and staff at the store. Everybody is very friendly. As a part of the Chelsea Wellness Coalition's community goals to boost nutrition in and around Chelsea I'm working to bring more nutritious options to the community's main grocery store. We've already added some fresh, homemade salads to the deli case and created some grab & go salads perfect for a quick, healthy and delicious meal. If you live in the area or you happen to be driving through please stop by and sample some of the new salads. Please give us your feedback. If you have suggestions, we'd be happy to see what we can do to accommodate your requests. Also, while you're shopping if you have any food and nutrition questions please come and find me (on days I'm there) and I'll be happy to help you while you shop!