This year, the Juan de Fuca Festival of the Arts offers more than great music and entertainment.
Starting Friday, May 28, visitors also can gain insight into how eating quality, organic food impacts your health at the Nash's Organic Produce booth, located at the corner of Fourth Street and the walkway to the main entrance of the Vern Burton gym.
Registered dietitians from Olympic Medical Center will be present for several hours Friday-Sunday to talk about healthy eating, diabetes management and how healthy eating positively impacts management of the disease.
The Olympic Medical Center staff schedule is as follows:
_ Friday, May 28
2-4 p.m. Christin Maks, RD, CDE, information on healthy eating
1-3 p.m. OMC Executive Chef Matt Fineout, cooking demonstration
_ Saturday, May 29
11 a.m.-1 p.m. Victoria Everett, RD, CNSD, information on healthy eating
_ Sunday, May 30
10 a.m.-1 p.m. Candace Schaefermeyer, RN, CDE, information on healthy eating
There will be additional cooking demonstrations throughout the festival by local chefs, including Alder Wood Bistro and Nash's own chef intern Sharah Truett and Kia Armstrong. Samples are free and the booth will be hosting a tip jar with all proceeds going to benefit the North Olympic Peninsula Farm to Cafeteria movement. There also will be information about the recently released annual report from the President's Cancer Panel, Reducing Environmental Cancer Risk 2008-2009, that has many recommendations for individuals on reducing cancer risk, including eating organically whenever possible.
There will be snacks, veggies and plant starts for sale, as well as Nash's Farm Shares, a program where people purchase a share of the farm and in return receive weekly boxes of organic veggies, fruits, grains and flour.
The Sequim Gazette is located at 147 W. Washington Street in Sequim.
Business hours are Monday through Friday from 8:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Phone 360-683-3311, or toll free at 800-829-5810. FAX 360-683-6670.
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