Food Day focuses on whole foods

Colo. hospital highlighted local foods with cooking demonstrations.

Oct. 31—The movement for affordable, sustainable and tasty food, known nationally as Food Day, struck Cortez, Colo., last Wednesday, Oct. 24. From 11 a.m. to 3 p.m., Southwest Memorial Hospital was the site for a food celebration highlighting healthy food choices, where food comes from and how to make meals using whole foods.

Marissa Kleinsmith, a dietician with SWMH, was a hostess for the event. She was stationed at a food cart, a moveable cart with burners for demonstrations, creating dishes such as, spaghetti squash, breakfast sausage and braised cabbage with apple. The majority of the foods she cooked with were from local producers, Garden of Weedin’ and East Pines Ranch.