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Eating for Energy

Week of December 26, 2020

Eating for Energy
Come learn about which foods to choose to provide energy to sustain you through your day and throughout your life. Jill will provide an overview of her top food choices for health.

Superfoods: Myth or Miracle
What are superfoods? Are they important to include in your diet? Do they cure what ails you? Jill will discuss superfoods such as acai, hemp, chia, flax and many more.

Nutrition Tidbits: Food for Thought
Touching on a variety of subjects, Jill will review why what you drink matters, popular diets, sugar consumption, if calories count, mindful eating, and much more in this fast paced talk that’s about the modern state of nutrition and eating.

Your Gut, Your Health: Probiotics and Beyond
Come learn about the role that a “healthy and happy” gut plays in your overall health from head to toe, and everywhere in between. Jill will discuss prebiotics, probiotics and what you can do to maintain good gut health.


Jill Nussinow, aka The Veggie Queen™, is a Registered Dietitian Nutritionist who has been teaching plant-based, whole foods cooking for more than 30 years at Santa Rosa Junior College, other US locations and beyond. She recently retired as an adjunct culinary instructor in Santa Rosa and has made her to way living on the Northern California coast.  Jill is the author of four cookbooks: The New Fast Food: The Veggie Queen Pressure Cooks Whole Food Meals in Less than 30 Minutes; Nutrition CHAMPS: The Veggie Queen’s Guide to Eating and Cooking for Optimum Health, Happiness, Energy and Vitality; The Veggie Queen: Vegetables Get the Royal Treatment and her most recent book is Vegan Under Pressure (Houghton Mifflin). She stars in the DVDs: Electric Pressure Cooking: The Basics and Beyond, Pressure Cooking: A Fresh Look, Delicious Dishes in Minutes, and Creative Low Fat Vegan Cuisine. You will find Jill frequenting local farmers markets weekly.

She also loves mushroom hunting and teaching fermentation classes. Jill has been teaching people about the joy of pressure cooking since 1996. Jill’s goal is to see everyone leading a healthy, happy life through better eating and cooking. She loves to share the passion and joy of incredible, “real” food. Jill loves dogs and the outdoors. She practices yoga and hikes in her spare time which she has because her cooking is so fast and easy. Her motto is “fast, fresh and fun.”