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Oct. 20: Label reading 101, spinach cooking demo at Polly’s Country Market

(Chelsea Update would like to thank Courtney Stinson, registered dietitian nutritionist, for the information in this story.)

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 us inside Polly’s Country Market on Monday, Oct. 20 from 10 a.m.-3 p.m.  to celebrate the nutritious, delicious bounty of fall.

Learn new ways to eat spinach (and how to benefit from its 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 at 10, noon, and 2 p.m..

Registered Dietitian Nutritionist Courtney Stinson will be on-site from 10 a.m. until 3 p.m. 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 addition, Polly’s Country Market, in collaboration with the Chelsea Wellness Coalition, will be offering three, 1-hour each, hands-on class teaching label reading as well. 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.

The dietitian nutritionist 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.

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