Toronto, March 25 (CINEWS): It is no secret that South Asians living in North America are predisposed to Type-2 Diabetes and suspicion invariably falls on our rich cuisine and lifestyle. For the first the Georgetown Hospital Foundation will be holding a FREE cooking seminar on Saturday, April 9, 3:30 pm at The Real Canadian Superstore – PCHuda Rashid, Dietician at Real Canadian Superstore- PC Cooking School
Cooking School 3050 Argentia Road, Mississauga. This fun, hands-on culinary event will teach participants how to cook diabetes friendly versions of South Asian recipes without compromising the taste factor.
Sobia Khan, Registered Dietitian and Professor, and culinary students from The Centre of Hospitality and Culinary Arts at George Brown College will host this live cooking demonstration. On hand will also be Huda Rashid, a Registered Dietitian from The Real Canadian Superstore – PC Cooking School.
“We are hosting this in partnership with the PC Cooking School, George Brown College and the Halton Diabetes Program. A lot of South Asian patients and donors from the Mississauga and Brampton area visit our Georgetown Hospital and we wanted to do a seminar that would be of specific interest to them,” said Mary McPherson, Director of the Georgetown Hospital Foundation.
“There are many factors that play a role but certainly lifestyle changes such as diet is one factor. As a dietitian and South Asian I decided to focus on this aspect to educate south Asian communities,” says Sobia Khan, Registered Dietitian, Professor, Food and Nutrition, Centre for Hospitality and Culinary Arts, George Brown College.
According to Sobia, this initiative teaches those with diabetes to adjust certain key ingredients without sacrificing their traditional dishes or their flavour. “The use of spices correctly can also be a very healthy and diabetes friendly,” she adds.
What you can learn from this life saving event: portion control, ingredients and flavours.
You can sample the dishes after the demonstration and learn more about how you could keep yourself and your family healthy.