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Nutrition and Cooking Demo – May 15, 2021
May 15 @ 10:30 am - 12:00 pm
May is the month of both National High Blood Pressure Education and National Stroke Awareness. We will offer a virtual class on nutrition education while doing a cooking demonstration – anyone can join, regardless 0f their culinary skills!
Join Armando Cruz in creating a heart healthy dish while he teaches the benefits of making healthier lifestyle choices. We will use herbs and produce that are affordable, filling and in season. The recipe for this hearty meal will be shared with participants prior to the class so that we can all cook together.
Armando is a Senior Nutrition Educator at the Community Foodbank of New Jersey (CFBNJ). He grew up in Portugal, where he helped tend the family farm. When he moved to New Jersey, he became a backyard gardener and an advocate for urban agriculture and environmental preservation. He hopes to encourage communities to grow as much food as they can with the space available to them. By raising awareness and offering workshops like these, Armando hopes to empower individuals to create positive, sustainable change.
Armando Cruz, is an environmentalist, community activist, and animal and human rights advocate. He is a Senior Nutrition Educator at the Community Food Bank of New Jersey (CFBNJ). He is also a founder of the New Jersey Climate Save, which has mobilized community residents to collect thousands of pounds of trash, preventing further damage to public parks, rivers, and oceans. Cruz has conducted recycling classes for youth groups, organized peaceful environmental and animal rights actions, and is working to create mini community food gardens in public spaces. By raising awareness of how to grow and access healthy, quality produce and minimize waste, he works to empower all individuals to create change.
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