This Month's Program

August 2022

Theme - Bon Appetit!

Food is fundamental and universal to the human condition - food keeps us alive and has always done so. From a historical perspective, it can be linked to just about every human activity or industry. From a historical perspective, food has been the foundation of most international trading networks. From wine to olive oil to salt to spices, it has fueled countless new technologies.

Classes for the Month

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In the Beginning – Hunters & Gatherers

Hunter-gatherers were early nomadic groups that survived by living off the land. They developed an intricate knowledge of plant life and advanced technology for hunting and domestic purposes as they spread across Africa, Asia, Europe, and North America. Why are these first people such an important part of our ancient and present-day civilizations?
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Eating the Rainbow

Each color in fruits and vegetables comes from different phytonutrients, which we know are natural chemical compounds that may help prevent certain chronic diseases and optimize your health. We’ll discover which colorful foods can contribute health benefits to your body and brain.
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Disruptive Food Innovations in the 21st Century

While our stories of the old days may be a bit exaggerated, what’s not is that our food has drastically changed within the first twenty years of the 21st century. Things we eat now are not the same as they once were. What happened? How has our food production and nutrition changed? How do those changes affect our health, heart, and brain?