what we are doing
The newspapers are full of the pleasures and perils of sugar at the moment. I will outline the historical context to this debate and also show you the current research behind the claims. I will cover the metabolism of sugar and the differences between natural and refined sugars. I will also set the talk in the context of our ongoing health.
The class will be 60 mins with 10-15 mins for questions and tea available afterwards.
Please note - this class is a timebank fundraiser, and there is a recommended Koha of $10 or more if people can afford, or you can pay with timebank credits, if you are a member (if not, enquire about joining!)
what you will learn
1. historical and political context of sugar consumption
2. basic metabolism of different types of sugar (this is really easy for anyone a little scared of science)
3. what sorts of effects this may have on your health
4. practical ideas for changing your sugar consumption if you want to
5. where you can find out more information
type of class next step
skill required beginner
your chalkler will be
Marion is a consultant physician at Wellington Hospital with a particular interest in nutrition and exercise as medicine for both prevention and treatment of diseases. She has almost completed a post graduate diploma in education, so she has skills in teaching. She is really keen to up-skill people in making healthy choices for themselves and their families especially when we are bombarded with what seems like conflicting information.
what to bring
nil (all will be provided by timebank)
donation $10 on the day
or timebank credit
we require a minimum of 1 people for this class to go ahead.
whilst every possible assistance will be offered, chalkle°, the Event Organisers/hosts and members cannot be held responsible for any accident, injuries or losses sustained leading up to, during, or after a class.
our cancellation policy
if you RSVP for a class and fail to show up, you will get a "no show". Three no shows means you will be removed from chalkle°. You may request to rejoin after six months.
if you cancel your RSVP:
- less than 3 days before = no refund
- after 7pm the night before = no refund and a "no show" will be recorded
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