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Learn how bacteria can be your friend at Park District workshop

We normally cringe when we hear about bacteria, but some strands are actually good for you. It’s important for us to have the “right” kind of bacteria in our bodies, and Urbana Park District is offering a workshop to see how to get good bacteria into your system.

The Park District is offering “Sip, Savor & Science: Feed Your Friendly Bacteria” on Saturday, July 13, from 5 – 6:30 p.m., at Phillips Recreation Center in the Demonstration Kitchen. The class costs $10 for residents and $15 for non-residents.

People can register until July 10.

“The workshop will teach us how gut bacteria plays an important role in human health,” said Ashley Dennis, Outreach and Wellness Coordinator. “Bacteria plays a role in proper digestion, immunity and possibly even mental wellness.”

Participants will also get a chance to sample foods that provide healthy bacteria. “People will learn how to make the right food choices and get a taste of those foods,” Dennis explained.

Leia Flure, registered dietician nutritionist, will lead the class.

“Space is limited, so be sure to register for the workshop soon,” Dennis said.

“Urbana Park District is committed to giving people the right tools to live a healthy life and that includes eating healthy,” Dennis commented. “We look forward to providing more of these workshops in the future.”



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