Feeding Ourselves, Feeding a Revolution: @ 1882 Woodbine St, Ridgewood, NY 11385-3735, United States, New York [13 August]

Feeding Ourselves, Feeding a Revolution:


29
13
August
17:00 - 19:00

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1882 Woodbine St, Ridgewood, NY 11385-3735, United States
Session 3: Acquiring Food: Tools for us all Aug 13th 5-7p
Shelves filled with food, but is any of it good? How do we navigate the supermarket given the capitalist exploitation of food? What should we look for? How can we eat healthy on a budget? Signing up for EBT? Where to use EBT? Whats the deal with dumpster diving?



Food has the capacity to nourish us deeply and to be a source of great pleasure. But for many, mealtime is fraught with anxiety about what we should be eating, when we should stop, and how we will feel and look after. We get lost amidst all the conflicting new diets that tell us unequivocally what our bodies really want and why. Big business has poisoned our food, diminished its nutritional value, and destroyed the land from which it grows. Personal experiences, societal standards, and collective historical traumas warp our relationship with eating. Wellness culture tells us we need to spend hundreds of dollars we don’t have on special pills and potions to be healthy. The grocery store is overwhelming, and when we finally decide what to eat, we often lack the skills to prepare food. How do we nourish ourselves, our loved ones, an army of revolutionaries?

Join the Health Autonomy group for a four-part skill-share in which we will explore these issues, and learn and share practical advice for eating nutritiously. Though we’ll be focusing on food’s communal value, we won’t be trying to identify a uniform playbook for healthy eating; instead, we will discuss the unique nature of nutrition for every body and every mind. All sessions will be immediately before the Woodbine Communal Sunday dinner, so please feel free to stay after for community and delicious food.

Session 1: De-pathologizing Food: Nutrition as Individual and Collective, July 23rd 5-7p
What ideas, myths, and fears have we inherited around food and how does that affect our views of nutrition? How can we start from these personal experiences to create a more holistic communal model around what nourishes us?

Session 2: The Science Behind the Fads: Discovering What Works for You, July 30th 5-7p
Should I eat paleo? What is gluten? Is meat bad for me? The mainstream is saturated with fad topics and diets, some radical cultures espouse pure veganism, average Americans eat at McDonalds. What should we eat, how should we think about foods, and is there a right diet?

Session 3: Acquiring Food: Tools for us all Aug 13th 5-7p
Shelves filled with food, but is any of it good? How do we navigate the supermarket given the capitalist exploitation of food? What should we look for? How can we eat healthy on a budget? Signing up for EBT? Where to use EBT? Whats the deal with dumpster diving?

Session 4: The Glory of Communal Dining: How to Plan/Prep/Cook a Big Meal Aug 20th 5-7p
So you want to cook...now what? Maybe you never boiled water or diced a vegetable. Or maybe you’re a great cook, but the idea of cooking for 30 people terrifies you. We’ll go over cooking basics, meal planning, and getting comfortable with cooking for an army of comrades.
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