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The Blue Zones: Life Lessons and Foods from 5 Areas of the World that Boast the Most Healthy Centenarians

Travel with your fork and your attitude checklist to lands that boast longevity and vitality: the "Blue Zones" of Sardinia, Okinawa, Ikaria, Nicoya and Loma Linda (California). Each class will feature recipes and nutrition information. In addition, relevant information learned from National Geographic, e.g. spirituality and community, will be included. The last class will feature a potluck; class members may bring a dish of choice from the featured recipes to share.

Instructor Bio:

Penelope Ferguson, MS RD (Registered Dietitian), is a functional nutritionist who teaches others that better health can be achieved through improved diet and lifestyle changes. Penelope graduated from James Madison University in dietetics and earned a master's degree from Rutgers University. She has an extensive clinical nutrition background in hospital and long term care facilities.

Required Reading:

Bring your life lessons to share that foster vitality...things done in "the old days."

Recommended Reading:

Any of the Blue Zone books, by Dan Buettner, National Geographic: The Blue Zones: Lessons For Living Longer from the People Who've Lived the Longest, Blue Zones - The Science of Living Longer, The Blue Zones Solution: Eating and Living Like the World's Healthiest People

Course Number Instructor Dates Day Time Location Available
A207 Penelope Ferguson Sept 25, Oct 2, 9, 16, 23 Tu 1:30-3:00 p.m. YMCA WL

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