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Healthy Cooking at Whole Foods day trip set for Aug. 20
POSTED: 05/31/2013
Learn to appreciate the full flavors of summer during a Healthy Cooking day trip being planned in late August by the 50 Plus Department of the Johnson County Park & Recreation District.

Healthy Cooking at Whole Foods is the name of this trip, which will take place on Aug. 20. Participants will meet culinary nutritionist Lisa Markley and learn how to select and combine complementary ingredients to create fresh meals. Tour Whole Foods Market and discover natural and organic foods which will awaken your taste buds and inspire healthy choices. Learn about the four pillars of healthy eating which will contribute to your overall wellness. Then go next door to the cooking studio where a professional chef instructor will teach how to make delicious dishes, incredible salads, and homemade dressings. The studio's sound and video system allows everyone to see and hear what's cooking on the stove and counter. Lunch at the studio is included.

To find this program in the JCPRD’s Activities catalog and online listings, browse first under 50 plus and then under travel. In the catalog and when using the website’s advanced search, look for the keywords “day trip.”

The Healthy Cooking at Whole Foods trip will leave from Antioch Park, 6501 Antioch, Merriam, at 10 a.m. on Tuesday, Aug. 20, and return about 3 p.m. that day. The cost for this five-hour trip, including transportation, tours, and lunch, is $49 per person.

While the JCPRD’s 50 Plus programs are primarily for people who are age 50 or older, interested parties who have not yet reached that magic age may still be able to attend. Persons 18 and older who are interested in a 50 Plus class are invited to call the District’s Registration Department at (913) 831-3359, and if space is available without forfeiting the place of a person over 50, their registration can be taken.

The JCPRD Activities catalog, with information and a registration form, is available for pickup at all Johnson County Library branches. For more information or to register, call (913) 831-3359. To register online and for updated program listings, visit the district’s website at

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