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GCU’s McAuley Institute Begins New Year with “Cook, Eat and Heal”

Cook, Eat and Heal---GCU MILL CourseLakewood, N.J., Dec. 30, 2011—It’s that time of year again when Americans resolve to do better, to eat better, and to be better. Registered nurse Marion Marchese of Manalapan-based Health Her Way, LLC, is determined to help people do a better job of sticking to their intentions.

An expert in nutrition and healthy living, Ms. Marchese is the instructor for “Cook, Eat and Heal,” a three-week course that begins Tuesday, Jan. 17 at Georgian Court University. The 1 p.m.-3 p.m. class, which also meets Jan. 24 and Jan. 31, is one of many offerings from GCU’s McAuley Institute for Lifelong Learning (MILL), a collection of programs, college-level classes, social activities and special events for adults 50 and older.

“Cook, Eat and Heal” participants will learn how to shop, read labels and use portion control as they prepare healthy meals. Also, Ms. Marchese will explore the systemic effects of proper nutrition and the direct effect that eating has on everything from coronary disease to cholesterol. She’ll also offer insight on foods that can boost energy levels and affect one’s mood.

Now in its second year, Georgian Court’s MILL program has grown from a few dozen participants in 2009 to about 500 members. At the same time, the course load for MILL has expanded from two pilot classes to upward of 40 offerings planned for 2012.

Registration for “Cook, Eat and Heal” is $50 per person, and enrollment is open only to paid MILL members. An annual $25 fee allows participants to become members of the McAuley Institute, which offers enriching and challenging classes without the hassles of homework, tests, or course credits. MILL members also attend social networking events and invitation-only activities with headline guests who appear at GCU throughout the year.

Sponsors for the 2011–2012 MILL lineup include The Sambol Family Foundation in Memory of Dr. Daniel Gold; Novy & Associates, Counsellors at Law; Creative Financial Group of New Jersey; and Harrogate. Learn more about the McAuley Institute for Lifelong Learning by contacting GCU’s Office of Conferences and Special Events at 732.987.2263 or specialevents@georgian.edu. Registration forms and detailed course listings are also available at www.georgian.edu/mcauley.