Join Food for Life instructor MiMi McGee in exploring how a diet rich in vegetables, fruits, grains, and legumes can enhance one's health and support wellness goals.

The class will be held Thursday, June 27, from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. at Camden Public Library. Class size is limited, please call the library at 236-3440 to register.

Food For Life: An Introduction to How Foods Fight Cancer class members will learn the latest nutrition information, enjoy cooking demonstrations, and taste healthy, delicious dishes. Special thanks to the Maine Cancer Consortium and the Picker Family Resource Center for funding this class.

MiMi McGee is a “culinary alchemist” who finds flavorful inspiration in her passions for healthful cuisine. What began as an interest in the culinary arts has come full-circle for McGee, whose creative talents take a decidedly plant-based, whole food approach to delicious eating.

“I want to bring the benefits of healthy eating to the forefront through deliciousness and taste,” she said.

In 2010, McGee's commitment to health and (delicious) nutrition was recognized nationally when she became one of a handful of chefs to be selected by the Physician’s Committee for Responsible Medicine to become a Food for Life Cooking Instructor.

Dually certified in Plant-based nutrition and Weight Management Leadership, her classical culinary training imparts unique flavor and tastiness to healthful cooking.

“I challenge the thinking that healthy cooking can’t be delicious,” she said.

The Food for Life program is a nutrition education program of the Physicians Committee for Responsible Medicine. PCRM is a nonprofit organization that promotes preventive medicine, conducts clinical research, and encourages higher standards for ethics and effectiveness in research. PCRM is delighted to bring the Food for Life’s valuable, lifesaving nutrition information to the Knox County community.