If you truly are what you eat, don’t you think it’s best to take a smart, healthy approach to your diet? We often think of obesity and heart disease as the main consequences of eating junk food and living a sedentary lifestyle, forgetting that these unhealthy behaviors can also cause problems for your teeth and gums. Instead of heading to the vending machine or sneaking through the drive-thru, why not get creative in your own kitchen? The team at Wager Evans Dental shares their list of July 2014 cooking classes and foodie events near your Reno, NV dentist office.
Nothing to It! Culinary Center
When and where: Wednesday, July 21st at 6:30 p.m. at Nothing to It!
The hands-on Cooking for Health and Fitness at Nothing to It! culinary center teaches healthy cooking methods–no deep fryers here–and dispels the notion that eating well means sacrificing flavor and texture. The course also helps participants choose foods and spices to complement a healthy, physically active lifestyle. Most classes are scheduled Tuesdays through Saturdays, and classes are also available for various age groups. Check the calendar here for specific times and courses, including Thai, Italian, and other international flavors.
When and where: Sundays of each month, times vary by location. Classes given are for Summit at Reno location
The popular home and kitchen retailer offers an hour-long culinary technique class each Sunday, culminating in a complimentary tasting of a prepared dish. From the Garden (July 20th) teaches participants how to can fresh fruits, vegetables, and preserves. We Love Tomatoes demonstrates a variety of ways to slice and prepare fresh tomatoes. Your Reno dentist points out that after eating tomatoes, which are acidic, you should wait a full 30 minutes before brushing your teeth. Instead, chew sugar-free gum, or use plain water to rinse your mouth. Classes are free, but you’ll want to register in advance. For more information, click here.
Sparks Food Truck Drive-In
When and where: 2nd and 4th Saturday of each month at Victorian Square in nearby Sparks
Okay, so it’s not exactly a cooking class, but you’re sure to find a healthy, fulfilling morsel at the bi-monthly drive in, located at the Victorian Square amphitheater in Sparks. After your meal, enjoy a movie at the amphitheater free of charge. If you’re the type to snack during movies, says Dr. Wager, it’s best to avoid popcorn. Rare is the dentist who hasn’t treated several patients for popcorn-related dental maladies–chipped or cracked teeth, or even abscesses caused by pieces of hard husks lodged in and around the gums. You can find a list of participating trucks here.
Questions for your Reno, NV dentists? To learn more about our services, or to schedule an appointment with Dr. Brian Evans and Dr. William Wager, contact us at 775-829-7700. We welcome patients living in Reno, Dayton, Spanish Springs, Sparks, and the surrounding areas. Follow us on Facebook for the latest news from our practice.