MiMi McGee
MiMi McGee
MiMi McGee, chef and Food for Life cooking instructor with The Cancer Project, will present a series of weekly nutrition and cooking classes at the Picker Family Resource Center beginning on Thursday, July 12. National Cancer Institute research shows that as much as 50 percent of cancer risk may be related to diet. The How Foods Fight Cancer classes provide information about the link between diet and cancer, the benefits of plant-based nutrition and practical cooking skills.

McGee will discuss food choices that can help reduce the risk of developing cancer, as well as support healing for those diagnosed, and demonstrate how to prepare delicious and healthy meals that can easily be created at home. All of the classes include a cooking demonstration and tasting.

Classes will be held from 6 to 8 p.m. on Thursdays, July 12, 19, 26 and August 2. The classes are open to all: cancer survivors, friends, family and anyone interested in cancer prevention and healthy eating. Fee for the four-class series is $60; scholarships are available. Register in advance by calling the Picker Family Resource Center at 596-8950.

The Picker Center is located between the Women's Health Center and Urology Building on the Pen Bay Medical Center campus, off Route 1 in Rockport. Use the parking lot and door in the middle near the Urology side of the building. Call 596-8950 for directions.