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Food Choices Series: Sugar (3 of 5)

January 21 @ 1:00 pm - 3:30 pm

Food Choices Series

Free Adult Class! Hosted by Robin Matathias (Adjunct Professor of Environmental Studies at Keene State College). 

Food Choices is a series of classes exploring the connection between our food choices, food production systems, and their impacts on human and environmental health. Each day we make decisions about what to eat, and this simple daily act can have profound outcomes. These classes will teach you to make food choices based on the water use, land requirements, energy use, and waste that go into producing what we eat.

Professor Matathias has been teaching at Keene State College since 1997, in both the Environmental Studies and Music Departments. She specializes in teaching courses on Food, Health, and the Environment, which explores how diet, food production, and farming affects both human and environmental health, and Rethinking Energy, which explores our current energy use and resulting problems, and how to move towards a sustainable energy future.

Click here for more info about the whole series!

Sugar—Saturday, January 21, 2023, 1-3:30 pm
Learn about the history of cane sugar and how we have become so addicted to it. Did you know that the average American now consumes as much as 150 pounds of refined sugar each year? This is a huge challenge to the human body! We will discuss the refining process of sugar, the land-use issues, environmental impact, and diseases associated with sugar. Discover how to satisfy your sweet tooth with delicious, even local, sweeteners, and how to make substitutes for your sugary favorites.

Overfishing and Sea Vegetables—Saturday, January 28, 2023, 2-4:30 pm
Your Food Choices and Climate Change —Saturday, February 4, 2023, 1-3:30 pm

This registration is for the January 21 class only (Sugar). You will need to register separately for each of the classes by 5pm the day before the class. Take one or join us for them all. 


January 21
1:00 pm - 3:30 pm
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Brattleboro Food Co-op Community Room
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Brattleboro, VT 05301 United States
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