Ryerson University issued the following announcement on July 8
You are what you eat and 40 per cent of Canadians eat for convenience. Lack of time or knowledge about cooking can prevent people from preparing nutritious meals. This is particularly true for those suffering from chronic illnesses, and whose symptoms can be managed through specific diet and eating habits.
Ryerson Nutrition and Food students are sharing their knowledge through a group project in the Food Service Systems Management class that addresses current challenges in the food industry. This year instructor and registered dietitian Pooja Mansukhani partnered with registered dietitian Dahlia Abou El Hassan at Compass One and Ryerson students to develop programming for Compass One’s Teaching Kitchen at North York General Hospital. The initiative educates patients, health professionals and the community on cooking under the constraints of various chronic diseases. Students designed the curriculum, selected the recipes, completed all the costing, prep and planning, and delivered the class.
Below is a photo series by Adam Pulicicchio, along with some tips and tricks, from the class “Eating to alleviate constipation for people suffering from IBS.” The next cooking class will take place on Wednesday, August 21 at 4 p.m. Instructor Nadia Pabani’s students will be offering a class on 30-minute meals.
Six smiling women, standing behind a kitchen counter
Class is in session. From left: Sarah Muncaster, instructor Pooja Mansukhani, Vanessa Fernandes, Qui Lam, Christine Ngo, Dahlia Abou El Hassan (Compass One).
Two women laughing, slicing onions
Keep your onion slices attached to the root for no tears, as instructor Pooja Mansukhani shows.
One woman picking herbs from a jar while another woman watches
Fresh herbs add colour and flavour, Muncaster and Ngo demonstrate.
A woman chopping vegetables
A+ for chopping skills.
A pair of hands mixing a bowl of quinoa and vegetables
Quinoa is tasty when cooked with chicken or vegetable broth.
Two women, wearing aprons, laughing behind a kitchen counter
Who says cooking can’t be fun? Vanessa Fernandes and Qui Lam are having a laugh.
Original source: https://www.ryerson.ca/news-events/news/2019/07/tips-for-increasing-nutrition-and-culinary-knowledge-around-chronic-disease/