Women’s Wellness Workshop - 4 Week Culinary Nutrition Series

Dates:  Wednesdays April 15-May 6

Time:  11:30am- 1pm

Where: Bergen Community College

Format:  PowerPoint followed by a Simple Food Demo & Tasting

To register, call: (201) 447-7488 or

An exciting new program designed to empower women to reclaim their health with positive sustainable changes in their food and lifestyle. This 4-week workshop will help you understand how changing what you eat and how can actually stop the incremental changes in your body that lead to disease or dysfunction. Get a refreshing perspective on key topics such as weight control, fatigue, mood imbalance and digestive problems. This workshop includes fun, information packed lectures and light delicious food tastings. So if you feel overwhelmed, frustrated with your health and are unsure of what to do first - but you know something has to change for the better, join Certified Holistic Health Coach and Natural Foods Chef Christine Okezie and learn some proven health strategies to start you on the path to total wellness.

 “Why Blood Sugar Matters – Preventing and Reversing Chronic Disease”

Mounting evidence suggests that flooding your system with the sweet stuff can play a role in obesity, heart disease, and cancer. It can also impact how you look or feel, doing damage to your skin or altering your mood. This information packed demo will teach you how quickly your meal raises your blood sugar and spikes insulin is the essential piece of information you need to understand to sustain healthy weight and overall wellness. Learn what foods to eat to manage healthy blood sugar, control cravings, prevent disease and help you feel amazing.

“Hormonal Imbalance and Weight Loss”

A lot of women think that menopause and weight gain go hand in hand — and that there’s nothing you can do to stop it (or reverse it). While it’s true that many women struggle with weight during perimenopause, you absolutely can do something to change that! Learn how changing what you eat and how you can naturally reset the balance with hormones like cortisol, estrogen, progesterone and insulin. Learn how to identify the underlying causes of your symptoms like unexplained weight gain, bloating, digestive problems, insomnia, foggy thinking and low energy.

“Weigh Less, Live More”

Have you lost and gained weight over and over in a frustrating and discouraging cycle? Are you struggling with food, mood and energy issues? Then this is the class for you. Discover a safe way to drop pounds and feel more satisfied. Explore weight problems in America. Learn why diets don’t work. Discover how to achieve your ideal weight by eating the right food and learn to unlock your body’s potential for weight loss.

“Eating for Energy”

What would your life be like with an abundance of energy? What foods are best to increase your energy? The goal of this workshop is to share some simple ways we can reclaim our health and happiness as eaters. Learn how by making better food choices we can actually stop the incremental changes in the body that lead to disease or dysfunction. Learn how more thoughtful food choices can enrich our lives broaden our understanding of what it means to be healthy and bring back pleasure eating. 


“FED UP” Free Documentary Film Screening and Panel Discussion  

A feature length documentary that explores the food industry. Is what we've been told about food and exercise for the past 30 years dead wrong? Fed Up is the film the food industry doesn't want you to see. Fed Up will change the way you eat forever.

When: Wednesday, April 29 7:00 pm

Where:  Bowtie Warner Theater 190 East Ridgewood Ave Ridgewood, NJ

To register:  Call 201-954-0664 or

Panel Discussion

  • Benita M. Burke, MD, FACC Integrative &
Holistic Medicine
  • Janet Brancato, M.S., R.D.
  • Christine M. Okezie, CHHC