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December 8 @ 10:00 am - 1:00 pm
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With Laura Pole, RN, MSN PCNS
When you’re living with cancer, what you eat matters. Join Chef and Oncology Nurse Laura Pole and see how you can have deliciously nourishing holiday meals. In this class, you’ll learn how to prepare healthy "re-mixed" recipes of your favorite holiday side dishes and treats that will be a
hit at any get together – and that you will feel great about eating! Traditional holiday dishes can be notoriously unhealthy, but healthy eating and ongoing good nutrition are an important part of the overall management of cancer.
In this class, you will learn how to use real ingredients instead of processed ones, how to substitute dairy ingredients and how to increase nutritional content in recipes. Chef Laura will also share helpful tips to follow when cooking for someone undergoing chemotherapy. Class will begin with sampling Chef Laura’s holiday recipes, then we will prepare dishes together and come together for a wonderful meal
*Please Note: Every individual’s needs are unique. We aim to offer a variety of health-promoting options for each individual to consider, but do not prescribe the specific dietary content of any program for anyone.
Suggested donation: $35, includes a health-supportive meal and all recipes
Our programs are open to the community, and tailored to meet the needs of people affected by cancer. Classes and workshops are free or low cost on a pay-as-you-can basis, ensuring that our programs are accessible to everyone.
About Laura Pole
Laura Pole, RN, MSN, comes with a diverse educational background including a Masters degree in nursing, chef certification, and professional music training. For over 20 years, she has been merging her careers as a health supportive chef, professional musician, oncology clinical nurse specialist, and a palliative care educator. Laura serves Smith Center in several ways: Director of Nourishment Education Programs, Director of Professional Trainings in Culinary Translation and Co-Creator/Coordinator of Patient Navigation Trainings. Laura is also on faculty for the nationally acclaimed Cancer-Fighting Kitchen workshops.