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Free Heart Health Cooking Class-BBQ Edition!


Healthy Cooking and Tasting: Summer Flavors Class

OXNARD, CA, May 16, 2018 – Following the popularity of our prior cooking demonstrations for healthy eating, Dignity Health - St. John’s Regional Medical Center (SJRMC), invites community members to learn how to prepare a delectable summer meal with-a-nutritious twist. Allow doctors and chefs to show you the benefits of using alternate nourishing BBQ recipes and explain why it’s a good fit for your heart. Register now for this fun and free culinary experience! Friends and family members are also welcome to join this educational and tasting experience.

This one-hour class will be held on Thursday, June 7 from 5:30-6:30 p.m. in the Conference Center on the Garden Level, at St. John’s Regional Medical Center (1600 N. Rose Ave. in Oxnard, CA 93030).

“You will discover how tasty healthy foods and new recipes with seasonings can be, for you and your family,”said Suzanne Soppe,RSM, Health Educator at St. John’s Regional Medical Center. “The opportunity for our participants to learn from this cooking demonstration encourages a healthier lifestyle, while also being fun and informative.”

This summer session will introduce alternate flavors to salt and why it matters. Attendees will also learn about tasty food options that increase fiber and that are low in fat, plus other cooking techniques.

This event is organized by our Community Health Education Department, Food and Nutrition Services, and physicians. It will be presented by experts from the SJRMC staff:

  • Manoj Khatore, MD, Cardiologist
  • Maria Kokkinides, DO, Internal Medicine
  • Matthew Schantz, Hospital Chef

Because space is limited, guests are encouraged to reserve their spot by calling 805.988.2865.

Registration is required to attend the class.

If anyone in the media would like to attend this event for a feature or to take photos, please contact Arrate Zavala in the Marketing Communications Department at 805.988.2751.

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About Dignity Health Central Coast

Dignity Health Central Coast is comprised of five award-winning hospitals, all recognized for their quality of care, safety and service, primary care offices, premier ambulatory surgery centers, technologically advanced imaging centers, outpatient services, and comprehensive home health services. Hospitals in the Dignity Health Central Coast region include Arroyo Grande Community Hospital in Arroyo Grande, French Hospital Medical Center in San Luis Obispo, Marian Regional Medical Center in Santa Maria, St. John’s Pleasant Valley Hospital in Camarillo, and St. John’s Regional Medical Center in Oxnard. Each hospital is supported by an active philanthropic Foundation to provide additional funding to support new programs and services, as well as to advance the community’s access to health care.

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