Conquer Your Cravings

Tuesday December 13, 2016: 7:00 pm to 8:30 pm -- Downtown Library: Multi-Purpose Room

Why do you crave things that are unhealthy? Learn how to shift your cravings and desires from things that harm you to things that promote vibrant health.

Ellen Livingston is a certified yoga teacher and has benefited from a raw vegan diet since 2002. Ellen offers yoga and raw food classes in the community and from her home on 5 acres in Ann Arbor. Ellen also offers life coaching and health retreats.

This event is co-sponsored by the People's Food Co-Op.

Secrets of Effective Weight Loss

Tuesday November 15, 2016: 7:00 pm to 8:30 pm -- Malletts Creek Branch: Program Room

Attain your ideal weight naturally while eating all that you want—of the right foods. Find out what you are truly designed to eat, and how to live to achieve and maintain your ideal weight.

Ellen Livingston is a certified yoga teacher, and has benefited from a raw vegan diet since 2002. Ellen offers yoga and raw food classes in the community and from her home on 5 acres in Ann Arbor. Ellen also offers life coaching and health retreats. This event is co-sponsored by the People's Food Co-Op.

Raw Vegan Fall Cleanse

Tuesday October 18, 2016: 7:00 pm to 8:30 pm -- Pittsfield Branch: Program Room

Head into winter with a clean body and a revitalized immune system. This eventwill give you the education and tips you need to detoxify your body this fall.

Ellen Livingston is a certified yoga teacher and has benefited from a raw vegan diet since 2002. She offers yoga and raw food classes in the community and from her home on 5 acres in Ann Arbor, and also offers life coaching and health retreats.

This event is co-sponsored by the People's Food Co-Op.

Fruit is Our Superfood

Tuesday September 13, 2016: 7:00 pm to 8:30 pm -- Downtown Library: 4th Floor Meeting Room

Learn the secret that elite athletes know about fruit, and start creating optimum health and energy now.

Ellen Livingston is a certified yoga teacher, and has benefited from a raw vegan diet since 2002. Ellen offers yoga and raw food classes in the community and from her home on 5 acres in Ann Arbor. Ellen also offers life coaching and health retreats. This event is co-sponsored by the People's Food Co-Op.

Can Food Be Addictive? A Look At What We Eat And Why

Thursday December 15, 2016: 7:00 pm to 8:30 pm -- Downtown Library: Multi-Purpose Room

Obesity rates have reached epidemic levels in the United States and across the globe. The availability of cheap, tasty, and heavily marketed foods is a major contributor to this public health crisis. Yet, we are only starting to understand how these foods "hook" us and what we can do to protect ourselves and our children from this toxic food environment.

In this talk, Professor Ashley Gearhardt, a leading researcher on food addiction, will discuss the impact of "junk" food on our brain and body across the lifespan. She'll also discuss empirically supported strategies to help you gain control over your own eating.

This program, part of the Fall "Exploring the Mind" series of talks, is cosponsored by The University of Michigan Department of Psychology.

Appreciating Wine with Trader Joe's Wine Experts

Saturday July 9, 2016: 1:00 pm to 2:30 pm -- Downtown Library: Secret Lab

Every time you open a bottle of wine, you embark on a unique journey through a wonderful world of sensations. Yet for all its pleasures, wine can be mysterious and complex.

Intriguing questions about the best wine regions, food pairing suggestions, taste profiles, storage suggestions, and more are at the heart of any enjoyable experience with wine, whether you're hosting a party, touring a vineyard, shopping for a gift, or simply having a glass with your dinner. Unlocking the secrets of wine — its varieties, its language, the ways it's made, the techniques of tasting and shopping for it — is the key to heightening your appreciation of this intense and rewarding experience.

Whether you're a novice looking to master the basics, an enthusiast who tours vineyards, or something in between, there's no better way to learn about wine than from wine experts who have knowledge of wine in all its glorious breadth and depth.

Join us as wine experts from Trader Joe's share their knowledge and tips to help you build your understanding of — and improve your ability to try, discuss, and enjoy — the many varieties of wine. The event includes a sample of finger foods that are great for pairing. Attendees are also invited to Trader Joe’s (located at 2398 E Stadium Blvd.) after the presentation to sample selected wines included in the lecture.

Perfect Pies & Tarts

Wednesday June 15, 2016: 7:00 pm to 8:30 pm -- Downtown Library: Secret Lab

This event is intended for grade 6 - adult

Keegan C. Rodgers, Head Baker at the People's Food Co-Op, leads this hands-on and lively workshop on how to make the perfect pie dough.

Participants will take home enough dough for 2 single crust pies or 1 double crust pie. Learn the difference between pies and tarts, understand the different fillings and crusts for pies and tarts and understand how to blind bake a pie shell.

Attendees will leave with new baking skills and literature to take home. Tastes of Keegan's baked goods will be included, too! This event is cosponsored by the People's Food Co-Op and is part of an ongoing baking series.

Fat, That’s Where It’s At

Tuesday May 24, 2016: 7:00 pm to 8:30 pm -- Downtown Library: Secret Lab

This event is intended for grade 6 - adult

Keegan C. Rodgers, Head Baker at the People's Food Co-Op, leads this interactive and lively talk on the history, processing, uses & chemical reactions of fats used in baking.

Some fats which may be discussed include milks, creams, butter, vegetable oils such as olive, corn & vegetable & nut oils such as almond, safflower, sunflowers & walnuts.

Attendees will leave with new baking skills and literature to take home. Tastes of Keegan's baked goods will be included, too! This event is cosponsored by the People's Food Co-Op and is part of an ongoing baking series

The Whole Truth About Whole Grains

Tuesday August 2, 2016: 7:00 pm to 8:30 pm -- Downtown Library: 4th Floor Meeting Room

Change your perspective about the role of grains in our diet with this important information.

Are grains really the "staff of life?' Discover what you can replace them with, and watch your health soar.

This event is co-sponsored by the People's Food Co-Op. Ellen Livingston is a certified yoga teacher and has benefited from a raw vegan diet since 2002. Ellen offers yoga and raw food classes in the community and from her home on 5 acres in Ann Arbor.

Food Combining Simplified

Tuesday July 12, 2016: 7:00 pm to 8:30 pm -- Pittsfield Branch: Program Room

Find out how you can have more energy and other health benefits from proper food separation. The simpler your diet, the simpler the rules. But no matter what you choose to eat, this talk will show you how you can maximize benefits and minimize detriments.

This event is co-sponsored by the People's Food Co-Op. Ellen Livingston is a certified yoga teacher and has benefited from a raw vegan diet since 2002. Ellen offers yoga and raw food classes in the community and from her home on 5 acres in Ann Arbor. Ellen also offers life coaching and health retreats.

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