Friday, June 02, 2023

(Courtesy of Ma’ayanot) Do you say the Refrigerator Prayer? You know the one. You arrive home. Your family is hungry. Your mind draws a blank. So you say the Refrigerator Prayer: “Please, God, let there be something nutritious and delicious in my refrigerator for dinner.”

Either you have a very close connection with the God of Meal Prep, or you need help. Ma’ayanot Yeshiva High School has you covered with a two-part class with nutrition teacher Coach Gila Guzman. The first session, “Meal Prep 101: How to Plan and Organize Your Meals,” will be held at a private home on Monday evening, February 11. Coach Gila will teach her signature meal prep system to help you get organized with shopping, planning, prepping and cooking.

For Part Two, “Meal Prep 102: Cooking Weeknight Dinner,” coming up on Monday evening, March 25, Coach Gila will simplify weeknight cooking and share 30 family-friendly dinner ideas.

Coach Gila Guzman JD, CINHC, is a certified integrative nutrition health coach with an international following due to her popular private and group-coaching programs. In addition to teaching nutrition and healthy cooking classes at Ma’ayanot and Yachad’s vocational program, she is the in-house nutrition coach at Grand and Essex in Bergenfield, New Jersey, and has her own line of “Coach Gila Approved” healthy takeout food at the store. Coach Gila is the camp nutritional specialist at Camp Mesorah and lectures widely at schools and organizations in our area. She is a health contributor for The Jewish Link, where she writes her “Ask Coach Gila” column.

Ma’ayanot’s nutrition series is free and open to the community. Men, women and students are welcome. For locations, please visit maayanot.org. For sponsorship opportunities, please contact Mrs. Sara Grinfeld, development associate, [email protected]

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