Maribel Alchin, MBA, RD, LDN, Meijer Dietitian and Healthy Living Advisor for Illinois and Indiana, will demonstrate how to make wholesome meals in a slow cooker on October 17, from 11:30am to 12:30pm at Prairie Lakes Community Center. In this free class, Alchin will provide practical meal solutions and teach healthy cooking techniques, based on her clinical nutrition background. Her goal is to spice up a typical weekly menu with new flavors and ingredients, all as a part of a balanced diet. "Many families struggle with putting a healthy dinner on the table, which is why Meijer has a variety of meal planning solutions to make dinner a breeze," said Alchin. "For example, Meijer offers weekly nutritious dinner menus for a family of four for under $10, and slow cooker recipes at meijermealbox.com."
Alchin is a Registered Dietitian with 16 years of nutrition education, clinical, and retail experience, and also has a Personal Chef certification from Kendall College, in Chicago.
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She is a member of the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics, Food and Culinary Professional Supermarket Group, West Suburban Dietetic Association and the Chicago Food and Nutrition Network.
The workshop is sponsored by the Physical Health Committee of the Des Plaines Healthy Communities Partnership, The Des Plaines Community Foundation, Des Plaines Park District, and MeijerŪ.
MeijerŪ is a Grand Rapids, Michigan-based retailer that operates 199 super centers and grocery stores throughout Michigan, Ohio, Indiana, Illinois, and Kentucky. As a pioneer of the "one-stop shopping" concept, Meijer stores have evolved through the years to include expanded fresh produce and meat departments, as well as pharmacies, comprehensive electronics departments, garden centers and apparel offerings. Additional information on Meijer and the ability to shop for more can be found at www.meijer.com.
Prairie Lakes Community Center is located at 515 E. Thacker Street, in Des Plaines. For more information about educational and recreational programs at the Des Plaines Park District, visit www.DPParks.org.