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The Sacramento Natural Foods Co-op Kitchen is hosting a three-week class on cooking and nutritional education. The concept of this course is to give people who want to be healthy the information they need. The class will also show individuals how to maintain a low-cost healthy diet.

This class will require its participants to be hands on to learn. The food will be provided for every class and at the end of the third class the students will receive a healthy cookbook.

“I think it is important for people to be educated on being healthy,” said Lili Mercado, a local student in Sacramento. “Now I think that everyone is being healthy, (so) it is my turn to become healthy.”

According to a recent article in The Sacramento Bee, more than 70% of area baby boomers are overweight or obese. In 2009, 1 in 4 Sacramento residents lived below the poverty line.

Having education on being healthy and spending less will provide a big impact on individuals. It will drop down the obesity rate, and allow people to have more money in their pockets.

The Natural Foods Co-op in Sacramento is sponsoring The Co-op Community Kitchen. The Co-op Community Kitchen is also partnering with Oak Park Sol Community Garden where local people garden.

The class will be held at the Oak Park Sol Community Garden Wednesdays from 5:30 to 7:30pm on May 13th, 20th, and 27th. To sign up contact Nicodemus Ford via email at