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Get Certified as a Vegetarian Food Instructor!

Written by Dorrel Mclaren.

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Metropolitan's Health Department has partnered with Dr. Joycelyn Peterson, a registered dietitian, to offer a vegetarian food instructor (VFI) certification course.  The course dates are Friday, March 31st to Sunday, April 2nd, and the location is The Hope Center, 18811 New Hampshire Ave, Ashton, MD  20861 (across the street from Emmanuel Brinklow Church).

The course classes will focus on the benefits of fiber rich foods, menu planning, the effects of the great grain robbery in the food industry, creative uses for beans, vegan cuisine, and low calorie desserts.  The registration fee is $220 and includes a course manual, a cookbook, food for demonstration adn sampling, a supermarket shopping tour, and a five-year certificate as a VFI issued upon completion.

Register by February 28 and receive the early bird special of $190.  To receive the discount, an initial deposit of $50 is requested by February 1st, with a second deposit installment of $50 by February 28th.  To register and receive more information, contact Dorrel McLaren at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..