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Jeanne Petrucci - Nutrition Educator and Culinary Instructor - July 26th-27th

As the founder of Living Plate®, Jeanne provides comprehensive nutritional education and culinary instruction using a variety of educational strategies and environmental supports that encourage self-sustaining, healthy eating behaviors. Living Plate® educational programs enable individuals to bring life-giving, delicious foods into their kitchens. 

Jeanne's passion for nutritional education stems from her time as a private cooking instructor over the past 15 years. Although her culinary experience is grounded in cuisines ranging from Thai to Mediterranean, Jeanne's focus as a nutrition educator is guided by the scientifically-evidenced belief that a diet rich in whole, plant-based foods is optimal. She is currently a second year M.S. Nutrition Education Candidate and Registered Dietitian Candidate at Teachers College of Columbia University.


Saturday, July 26th
Cooking Demo*
Featuring Quinoa Herb Tabbouleh Salad 
11:00am
Our Guest Chef will be “cooking up” items that combine foods and herbs that correspond to the summer season with an emphasis on cooling the body. Local and organic foods will be paired with a variety of culinary herbs that are chosen for their health benefits.
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The Physiology of Eating: Explore How Taste Influences Eating Patterns
8:30pm
Join guest nutritional chef, Jeanne Petrucci to explore the questions “are some people just born to like broccoli, blue cheese, and hot sauce?  Are you a ‘super-taster’?”   The one-hour interactive seminar will examine how taste influences what we eat.  Chocolate will be served.

Sunday, July 27th
Cooking Demo*
Featuring Grilled Fennel & Herb Salad
3:00pm
Our Guest Chef will be “cooking up” items that combine foods and herbs that correspond to the summer season with an emphasis on cooling the body. Local and organic foods will be paired with a variety of culinary herbs that are chosen for their health benefits.
*Sign up with the Spa Concierge

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