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Nutrition For Diabetes: What is a Protein? FOOD 109.52 CRN 16899


with Marissa Chiapperino

Calendar Mar 5, 2024 at 6 pm

People with diabetes often focus so much on carbohydrate management that protein can often get forgotten. It is a necessary macronutrient for managing diabetes. This class will focus on the role of protein in the body and how to incorporate it into each meal of the day for optimal diabetes management. Class is open to friends and family that support you on the journey or anyone who just wants to learn more about protein!

RECIPES: Diabetes-Friendly Dinner

Grilled Skirt Steak with Chickpea Salad, Fideo, Raspberry Chicken, Tahini-Baked Cod

There will be a One-hour education session and Q&A with instructor and registered dietitian, Marissa Chiapperino, in addition to a Two-hour hands-on cooking activity in which you will prepare and take home 4-5 recipes that align with the educational topic discussed this session. Please wear close-toed shoes, preferably non-slip (sneakers will work just fine) and bring note taking materials and 4-5 meal containers to take food home.


Cooking with Chef Nadim FOOD 094.52, CRN 16830

Calendar Mar 12, 2024 at 6 pm

This week, Chef Nadim provides us with some tasty Hummus, Meat roll-up, Fattoush salad, roasted lamb shoulder served with Hashwee rice topped with gravy, and Ismalia for dessert.

Due to the presence, use or consumption of alcohol in this class, no persons under the age of 21 will be allowed to register.

Notary Public CWD 830.65, CRN 15080

Calendar Mar 12, 2024 at 6 pm
Whether you are preparing to add "Notary Public" to your resume, you are a notary and need to renew your commission, or you just want a refresher on the process and requirements, this course is designed to help you earn your commission quickly and effectively. You will review the responsiblilities, duties, and powers that come with your commission as well as Massachusetts General Laws and regulations covering you as a notary. Learn what is entailed at the swearing in. Gain an understanding of the code of conduct for notaries; review ethical issues and how to avoid them. Learn how to properly offer your services, to prospect for clients, to charge appropriate fees for your service, and to track and report those fees. (Course price includes instructional time only. Additional fees for the notary application, notary supplies, textbook, and/or notary exam are not included in price of this course.)

Wine Tasting - Classic Red Wines FOOD 105.52, CRN 16828

Calendar Mar 12, 2024 at 6 pm

This class will focus on classic red wines, including Cabernet Sauvignon, Pinot Noir and Merlot. We'll learn about them and taste white wines from throughout the world side by side to see how they're similar as well as different. We'll also pick our favorite wine for the class and then taste a similar wine in the final class. Class will be held at the HCC MGM Culinary Arts Institute. Instructor Kenneth Ross.

Due to the presence, use or consumption of alcohol in this class, no persons under the age of 21 will be allowed to register.

Nia Dance HLTH 069.51 CRN16709

Calendar Mar 13, 2024 at 6:15 pm

Nia is a barefooted cardio-dance workout energizing and conditioning your whole body. Dancing and moving to soul stirring music, Nia blends the precision and strength of the martial arts, the creative joy of the dance arts and the restorative energy of the healing arts. Come increase your flexibility, mobility, strength and balance, while reducing your stress and enjoying your workout! All levels are welcome! Instructor Beth Foster.

Color Photography ARTS 011.51, CRN 15032

Calendar Mar 14, 2024 at 6:15 pm
Refine your color picture-making skills. Work `in synch' with your digital camera giving your work the `WOW' factor. We'll cover framing, composition, light and shadow, and working with color. We'll explore your specific interests: family portraits, pet photos, action shots, close-up nature photos and more. Course is structured around student needs and includes instructor/group critiques. Instructor: Dino Diaz

ServSafe Prep. & Exam CWD 026.64, CRN 15074

Calendar Mar 18, 2024 at 5:30 pm
Obtaining and maintaining your ServSafe Food Handling and Sanitation certification means you have the tools and knowledge you need to ensure your workplace meets industry standards for cleanliness along with proper safety requirements for food handling & preparation. Participants will receive a ServSafe Certificate and license directly from the National Restaurant Association (NRA). Price includes class hours and exam. Textbook (ServSafe Manager Book 7th Ed, English) not included but may be purchased from popular booksellers.

Introduction to Microsoft Office 2016 TECH 017.51, CRN 15482

Calendar Mar 19, 2024 at 6 pm
Understand how to use Microsoft Office, a necessity for workers, job seekers, and home computer users. Learn the basics of Microsoft Office to easily create, format, and work with documents using Word, or create Excel spreadsheets by working with formulas, and build presentations using PowerPoint. Finally, we’ll review Publisher and learn about all the best uses for this dynamic software. PC Fundamentals or basic computer skills required. Instructor: Renee Tetrault.

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