Ridgefield Continuing Education
Nutrition, Cooking Nutritionally, Qi Gong
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Qi Gong

Qi Gong: Level 1
In Chinese Medicine, the condition of one’s Qi is the most critical determinant of health status. This life force is omnipresent and can be transferred and absorbed. In this series, participants learn a set of Qi Gong exercises for self-cultivation of one’s Qi. Practicing these exercises can yield benefits in maintenance of good health and prevention of disease. The students first learn to sense and enhance the flow of Qi within the body and around the inner organs. Then the student learns to improve his/her Qi balance through meditation. The student will learn techniques for the expelling of bad Qi and the drawing in of good Qi from the outside. Students from prior classes are welcome back. Instructor Debbie Dong, owner of Meridians, a provider of Eastern Health Alternatives in Ridgefield. She has taught Qi Gong for many years.

4 Sessions $48 (Ridgefield Sr./Disab. $36)
Tue., 10/30; 11/6, 13 & 20 from 9 to 9:45 a.m.; Venus Building


Cooking

Soup’s On
There’s nothing quite so comforting as a hot, flavorful bowl of soup on a cool fall day or cold winter night. Soup can serve as a meal itself as it is quite filling and highly nutritious, plus it can stretch one’s meal planning dollars and freezes well. Come explore how quick and easy it is to prepare a soothing bowl of nutrition. Participants will learn how to prepare a creamy, pureed soup and a non-creamy (“chunky”) soup both low in calories with great health benefits from scratch. A food fee of $10-$12 per class is payable to the instructor, Laura Torok-Lobelson at class. Instructor Laura Torok-Lobelson loves to teach and cook. She holds a Master of Science in Human Nutrition and has taught science and math at the high school level. She has been cooking healthy meals “from scratch” and imparting nutritional advice to family and friends for years. Sign up fast. Registration deadline is 9/27.

2 Sessions $49 (Ridgefield Sr./Disab. $37) + $ food
Thur., 10/4 & 18 from 6:45 to 8:45 p.m.
; Scott Ridge Middle School


A Healthy Taste of Italy
When you think of Italian cuisine, do images of heavy dishes loaded with cheese or laden with heavy sauces come to mind? Real Italian food veers away from such ingredients. Come discover the bold flavors and health benefits of authentic Italian dishes that incorporate fresh vegetables, whole grains, and a variety of lean proteins, like chicken, fish and beans. Participants will prepare nutritious and easy main dishes from scratch that will rival anything you might order in a restaurant. An additional food supply fee of $10-$12 per class is payable to the instructor, Laura Torok-Lobelson at class. Instructor Laura Torok-Lobelson loves to teach and cook. She holds a Master of Science in Human Nutrition and has taught science and math at the high school level. She has been cooking healthy meals “from scratch” and imparting nutritional advice to family and friends for years. Sign up fast. Registration deadline is 10/22.

2 Sessions $49 (Ridgefield Sr./Disab. $37) + $ food
Tue., 10/30 & 11/13 from 6:45 to 8:45 p.m.; Scott Ridge Middle School


Medical Questions:

We expect students to have consulted with their doctor before starting any new exercise program.