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ENRICH-0720 – Food/Health In-Person: Brain Health (ENRICH-0720_BRAI)

Cooking to Nourish: Brain Health

Some research has found that activities like solving crossword puzzles or playing a musical instrument can help keep your brain nimble as you age. But there’s also growing evidence that your food choices can play a positive and important role for your brain health and memory function. Here’s a class that examines diet and brain health in two parts: one part looks at specific foods and nutrients related to cognition with the help of nutrition expert Dianne Koehler, while the second part features Chef Jacqui Gabel who explores how to prepare healthy dishes that optimize brain function.

In part one, Dianne Koehler spends 30 minutes covering the top nutrients needed for peak cognitive activity. Koehler says her portion of the class allows students to discover how these nutrients work, to understand the functional challenges caused by nutrient deficiencies and to learn how to accomplish peak levels in their diets regularly.

In part two, Chef Jacqui conducts a 90-minute hands-on cooking class where you put to use what you learned from Koehler. Gabel guides you through the steps of preparing and cooking a meal designed specifically to impart maximum nutritional support for brain health. Gabel calls the meal “a fulfilling, satisfying, and delicious” experience.

Class is held at Nutrition Therapy Institute in Arvada, Colorado. Seating is limited to 10 participants so register early!

One in-person session
Sat., Mar. 4, 2023, 1-3 pm MT

Dianne Koehler is a 2007 graduate of Nutrition Therapy Institute (NTI) who has since become a teacher and community speaker. She has continued her education through additional training in holistic health, high-level wellness, herbal therapeutics, functional blood chemistry analysis and endocrinology. She has been an instructor at NTI for more than 10 years, became academic dean in 2017, and director of NTI in 2019.

Jacqui Gabel has worked as a chef in kitchens throughout the U.S., South America and Asia—spending time with home cooks, farmers and professional chefs. In 2016, she graduated from Nutrition Therapy Institute’s Natural Food Chef program and has continued to study nutrition science. She teaches culinary lessons to people looking to support their health and cooks for families throughout Denver and Boulder.
Course Details
Location: University ParkMode of Study: In-personPlaces Left: 7Waitlist Places Left: 5Fee: $65


Days of the WeekStart DateEnd DateTimeVenueInstructor
Saturday4th March 20234th March 202301:00PM - 03:00PMN/ADianne Koehler