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Thanksgiving Meal Demonstration

At the request of the City of Coral Gables to provide hands-on nutrition eduation for older adults, two members of staff at the Center delivered a Healthy Thanksgiving Cooking Demonstration at the Youth Memorial Center in Coral Gables, Florida.

A traditional Thanksgiving menu of turkey, stuffing and pumpkin pie was modified to meet the Dietary Reference Intakes and be consistent with the Dietary Guidelines for Americans, 2005. Detailed recipes were provided to the 36 attendees, who also actively participated in a discussion on healthy food choices and good nutrition. Finally, the center participants were shown how the simple menu could be prepared, before settling down to enjoy the meal.

Please click on the links below for pictures and the recipes.

The modified recipes (pdf)

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