Good Food Seminar: “What to Eat + How to Grocery Shop”

THE DETAILS

This food education + grocery shopping workshop is designed to give you all the information you need to make the best food choices at the supermarket.

Before you cook a meal, you must go grocery shopping, so this is where the most valuable food education begins.

The modern supermarket is stocked with an overwhelming array of choices, so this seminar is the first step to making the best food choices in all the departments: produce, dairy, meat, eggs, cooking oils, and packaged foods.

This is NOT a class about calorie-counting or low-fat foods. A good food education goes well beyond that. Today’s well-informed food shoppers and cooks know that keywords like local, organic, sustainable, grass-fed, humanely-raised, wild, GMO, and extra-virgin all tell a much clearer story about the food we eat than its packaging.

A robust Q&A is included, so everyone’s burning questions will be answered.

UPCOMING DATES

Public classTuesday, March 15th @ 6:30 – 8:00pm (this class takes place virtually). $20.

Private class: To book a date + time for your group, please reach out to [email protected]. Available virtually ($650) or in your office ($750) for groups of all sizes.

WHAT IS COVERED?

(each participant will receive a comprehensive informational packet + recipes at the start of the class)

  • How to Shop for Produce.

    Organic vs. conventional; what produce you should always buy organic; why small local farms are often better than “organic”; how do you store produce for the best shelf life?

  • How to Shop for Meat + Eggs + Dairy.

    Understanding the vast differences between your choices: grass-fed vs. corn-fed beef, pasture-raised vs. free-range chickens, commercial animal husbandry vs. small-scale, antibiotic-free/hormone-free. We’ll decipher all those terms and show you how to find the best-quality animal products in your supermarket.

  • Good Fats vs. Bad Fats.

    What fats and oils to buy, which to avoid, and why. How is skim milk made and why low-fat processed foods the wrong choice. How to choose a good-quality cooking oils.

  • All About Sugar.

    Understanding the glycemic index of foods and how your body processes sugar. How carbohydrates = sugar. Understanding the difference between complex vs. simple carbohydrates.

  • Understanding Food Labels.

    How to read a package label: the nutritional information, the ingredients, and manufacturers’ claims. What are GMOs and why should I care?

  • Eating Locally.

    Why are local produce and locally-produce meats better, how to find it, and how to get it delivered right to your front door. What should you always buy at the farmer’s market vs. the supermarket.

  • Food Shopping + Menu Planning.

    How to organize your weekly shopping and make-ahead cooking habits so you can maximize the number of home-cooked foods your eat; how to shop economically and best store your food, so you can avoid throwing away food at the end of the week.

  • Recipes.

    We include a whole bunch in your information packet to get you started on the right foot.