• Upcoming class at the Co-op - Food and Mood

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    April 09, 2019
    The Moscow Food Co-op Hosts a New Class in their “Food and Mood” Series
    Amino Acids: Key Building Blocks For Mood Support And Addiction Recovery Will Be Offered by the Moscow Food Co-op on Friday, April 12 at 5:30 p.m.
    MOSCOW (April 2019) –  The Moscow Food Co-op (121 East 5th St.) has expanded its educational offerings to include information on the relationship between food and personal wellness. The new class series, “Food and Mood,” continues this summer, with the first class being held on Friday, April 12 at 5:30 p.m. in the 1912 Center’s Fiske Room.
    Food and Mood classes will be lead by Co-op instructor Isabel Gaila Barbuto (PsyD., MBA). The first class will cover the relationship between diet and brain health and amino acids: dietary proteins vital to the production of serotonin and other neurotransmitters in the brain. This course will also explore the relationship between food and mental health treatments, and offer information about increasing protein and amino acid intake for those eating primarily plant-based diets.
    This new class series will continue with a session on the effects of addictive ingredients in food on Saturday, May 4. The following month, attendants can sign up for a session exploring the importance of a mindful relationship with food, which will include a 30-minute guided meditation, on Saturday, June 15.
    Tickets are available now for the first class at the Co-op’s website. All are welcome to attend – prices are set at $5 for general admission and $3 for Co-op owners, with further discounts available for student owners and owners participating in the Co-op’s FLOWER program. www.moscowfood.coop/classes.
    Co-op volunteer and class instructor Isabel Barbuto holds both a Doctorate (PsyD) and Master’s (MA) degree in Counseling Psychology, a Master’s of Business Administration (MBA) degree, and is a certified Hypnotherapist (CHt), Reiki Energy Master, Kundalini Yoga Teacher (IKYTA-200), and iRest Integrative Restorative Yoga Nidra Teacher.
    The Moscow Food Co-op
    The Moscow Food Co-op was established in 1973, and for 45 years we have promoted our cooperative identity by providing healthy food and creating a healthier planet and a stronger, healthier community. We are guided by more than 7,800 owners, and welcome anyone to shop in our store. In the tradition of their founders, cooperative members “believe in the ethical values of honesty, openness, social responsibility and caring for others," and aim to be good stewards of the earth and each other. The Moscow Food Co-op is located at 121 East 5th St. in Moscow, Idaho, and is open every day from 7 a.m. to 9 p.m. We also have a satellite location on the University of Idaho campus in Moscow at 822 Elm Street. We are governed by a democratically elected Board. Both the Moscow Food Co-op’s past and future are rooted in cooperative values and principles as expressed through the International Cooperative Alliance.