The Boost Your Health series returns with a new lineup of activities and events focusing on healthy living through disease prevention, eating right, exercise and stress reduction.

Sushi with the Chef - Mar. 7“Sushi with the Chef”, Chef Oliver de Volpi

The ever popular cooking demonstration and tasting, enthusiastically facilitated by executive chef Oliver de Volpi, McGill Food and Dining Services, is back! Learn how to make delicious sushi at home, including a vegetarian alternative. Chef de Volpi is also proposing a yummy Asian salad to accompany the meal.  Enjoy the culinary demonstration and stay for lunch!
Date: Friday, March 7, 2014
Time: 12:15 pm (sharp) to 1:15 pm.  Please arrive 5-10 minutes early.
Location: RVC cafeteria, 641 Sherbrooke
Cost: $15 – to cover the food.  Please bring payment with you on the day of the event.
Maximum number of participants: 20
To register, go here 

Eating Strategies to Prevent and Control Diabetes - Mar. 14

“Eating Strategies to Prevent and Control Diabetes”, with Mireille Moreau

According to the Canadian Diabetic Association, 9 million Canadians live with diabetes or prediabetes.  Many do not know they have the disease.  The number of people with type 2 (late onset) diabetes is increasing dramatically due to an aging population, rising obesity rates and a sedentary lifestyle.  The good news is that diabetes is not inevitable.  Diabetes can be prevented or delayed through changes to diet and activity patterns. Mireille Moreau will review dietary habits you can change today to reduce your risk of developing this rapidly increasing chronic disease.
Date: Friday, March 14, 2014
Time: 12:15 p.m. to 1:15 p.m.
Location: Arts Building, ARTS W-215
To register, go here

Simply eat and cook - Mar. 28“Simply eat and cook”, with Leora Berkovic at Macdonald Campus

Tired of the rush and stress of dinner time? Is meal preparation a hassle?  This year’s nutrition month theme is dedicated to serving up practical advice on cooking and food skills.  Leora Berkovic, graduating student from the School of Dietetics and Human Nutrition, says “As a mother and full time student I have learned to plan ahead to make meal preparation easy, and stress – free! Being efficient in the kitchen allows me to spend more time with my family, and being prepared ensures that they are eating well balanced meals.”

Leora will present tips on how you can plan ahead to make meal preparation  stress free so you have more time to spend with your family and ensure everyone is eating a well balance diet.

Date: Friday, March 28, 2014
Time: 12:15 p.m. to 1:15 p.m.
Location: Macdonald campus, Faculty Lounge, Macdonald Stewart Building
To register:  go here

February 24, 2014