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Eating Healthy During the Holidays: Lecture, Cooking Demonstration Planned

Some Americans gain 10-15 pounds between Thanksgiving and New Year's Day, so Eisenhower Medical Center is offering up some healthy advice.

Eisenhower Medical Center will host two free lectures on how to eat healthy during the holidays and a Dec. 19 cooking demonstration by the medical center's head chef, a spokeswoman said this week.

Some Americans gain 10-15 pounds between Thanksgiving and New Year's Day, and guest lecturers will discuss tactics for keeping overeating in check, Lee Rice of the medical center said.

The lectures are free, and the charge for the cooking demonstration is $8. Reservations are required by Dec. 14 for the cooking demonstration.     Here's a rundown of the schedule:

  • Dec. 11, from 5:30 p.m. to 7 p.m. at George and Julia Argyros Health Center in La Quinta at 45280 Seeley Drive, "What's Up with Well-Controlled Sugar?" with K. Douglas Thrasher, a family medicine osteopathic doctor.
  • Dec. 12, from 1 p.m. to 2 p.m. at the La Quinta health center, "Diet and Stress Management."
  • Dec. 19, from 4:30 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. at Annenberg Center for Health Sciences in Rancho Mirage at 39000 Bob Hope Drive, "Healthy Holiday Eating," with a cooking demonstration by Eisenhower Medical Center chef Jason Gagnon and clinical dietitians Sally Saban, Barbra Sassower and Mallory Benavides.

To register for the demonstration call (760) 568-1234. To register for the lectures, call (760) 610-7205

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