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Escape from fast food hell with Preston Maring, MD

Posted By Deborah Lee On Sep 26, 2011 @ 10:35 pm In Sandbox | Comments Disabled

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The average Berkeley student's food pantry

Not all of us are great cooks.  If you’re looking to spruce up your cooking skills beyond filling a pot of water for instant ramen, Dr. Preston Maring [1] will be hosting a cooking demonstration [2] on Thursday, Sept. 29 from 12:10 p.m. to 1 p.m. at the Alumni House.

Dr. Maring is a gynecologist and administrator who started a farmers’ market [3] at Kaiser-Permanente’s Oakland medical center in 2003, giving people access to fresh food. The idea was so successful that Kaiser-Permanente now has 21 hospital-based farmers’ markets in Northern California. At the demonstration, Maring will teach students proper slicing and dicing techniques, making food preparation an easy process rather than an entry into a chaotic abyss.

Not only will all participants get helpful cooking tips, but also a free cutting board, a collection of Dr. Maring’s favorite recipes and an entry in a prize drawing.  What’s a better way to promote healthy eating than free stuff?

Dr. Maring’s demonstration is a part of University Health Services’ Health*Matters program [4] which aims to educate students on personal health practices.  Realizing that a good number of Berkeley students can’t cook, University Health Services will be offering various cooking classes [5] throughout the fall semester.

If you would like to get free stuff attend Dr. Maring’s demonstration, register at the UCB Learning Center [6].

Image Source: pinprick [7] under Creative Commons
Doctor leads off campus healthy-cooking series [UC Berkeley NewsCenter] [8]


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URLs in this post:

[1] Dr. Preston Maring: http://www.nytimes.com/2010/09/22/dining/22doctors.html

[2] cooking demonstration: http://uhs.berkeley.edu/facstaff/healthmatters/cookwellberkeley.shtml

[3] farmers’ market: http://www.permanente.net/homepage/kaiser/pages/f40612.html

[4] Health*Matters program: http://uhs.berkeley.edu/facstaff/healthmatters/

[5] various cooking classes: http://uhs.berkeley.edu/facstaff/healthmatters/cookwellberkeley.shtml#classes

[6] UCB Learning Center: https://uc.sumtotalsystems.com/sumtotal/app/management/LMS_LearnerHome.aspx?FromLogin=1

[7] pinprick: http://www.flickr.com/photos/pinprick/3630858688/

[8] [UC Berkeley NewsCenter]: http://newscenter.berkeley.edu/2011/09/26/doctor-leads-off-campus-healthy-cooking-series/

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