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Cooking for bone and brain health!

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Join AARP Alaska and Sarah Lewis of the Cooperative Extension Service at the University of Alaska Fairbanks for a four-part webinar series on cooking for brain and bone health. Learn about everyday considerations in the kitchen to boost overall wellness with a focus on brain and bone health.

Research shows that some nutrients are especially helpful in increasing brain health and reducing the effects of aging on cognitive ability. Though genetics play a role in ongoing brain health, you also have the ability to affect your brainʼs health span with your diet. In the first two classes in the series, our instructor will teach you about two foods that are full of brain-helpful nutrients and how you can easily add them into your daily menus.

Both men and women experience a decrease in bone density as we age, increasing the risk of broken bones and frailty. We all know that calcium helps build bone and often rely on dairy products to fill this need. But what if you donʼt consume much milk and cheese, or need to reduce the amount of animal fats in your diet? In classes three and four, our instructor will teach you about two foods that are full of calcium and how you can easily add them to your meals.

Registration is now open for all classes!

Probiotic Pickles – Tuesday, Feb 20th, 2024, 10 a.m. (Zoom): Register

Nuts & Seeds – Tuesday, Feb 27th, 2024, 10 a.m. (Zoom): Register

Greens – Tuesday, March 5th, 2024, 10 a.m. (Zoom): Register

Canned Salmon – Tuesday, March 12th, 2024, 10 a.m.: Register

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