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Health Quest to host healthy, interactive dining experience

Posted: 2/28/2018

<p>Join Health Quest to celebrate Nutrition Month with Food as Medicine, a healthy, interactive dining experience held from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. on Tuesday, March 20, at the Poughkeepsie Underwear Factory, 8 North Cherry St. </p>
<p>This event is open to the public, with limited seating, and has no cost.  </p>
<p>Registration is required.  </p>
<p>Health Quest registered dietitians and chef Brandon Walker of Essie’s Restaurant in Poughkeepsie will provide nutritious food-tasting stations and tips on healthy eating. </p>
<p>“Eating nutritious food is a major component of maintaining proper health,” said Heather Scafidi, clinical nutrition manager at Vassar Brothers Medical Center. “This event is a great opportunity for the community to learn how food and nutrition can be the supreme and natural power that helps rebuild and restore the body from the inside out.”  </p>
<p>Participants will have the opportunity to sample small plates, ask questions, watch a live cooking demonstration and enter to win a raffle.  </p>
<p>Farm fresh ingredients were also donated by the Poughkeepsie Farm Project, which improves access to healthy, locally grown food, trains future farmers and provides educational programs to the community.  </p>
<p>To register, call 845-871-1720 ext. 1 (TTY: 800-421-1220).  </p>

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