The Marshall Recreation Center and Huntington’s Kitchen are hosting a dinner for PEIA Weight Management Program participants from 6 to 8 p.m. Tuesday, June 18, at Huntington’s Kitchen, which is located at 911 Third Ave.
The focus is on portion control and healthy cooking options. Dietician Daniel Jarvis and Mo Khan, an exercise physiologist from the Rec Center, are organizing the event.
There currently are 48 active participants in the Rec’s PEIA weight management group. The dinner allows clients to receive a cooking lesson as well as meet others in the same program to share tips and discuss challenges they face when making healthy food choices. Participants in the program also complete workouts with personal trainers, meet one on one with a dietitian and complete fitness assessments as part of the program provided by the insurance company.
The dinner costs $4 per person and covers food, staff and supplies. The menu includes chipotle pork, corn and potato ragout, sugar snap peas and a vanilla bean custard temptation.
“This is a great hands-on learning opportunity for our program participants and we are excited to be offering it,” Khan said.