Chef Gary Appelsies Launches Free Central Florida YMCA Summer Food Tour

Chef Gary Appelsies, the Director of Healthy Eating at the YMCA of Central Florida, is launching his Summer Food Fun Tour across Central Florida starting today, June 18, and running through August 8, 2018.

Chef Gary Appelsies, the Director of Healthy Eating at the YMCA of Central Florida, is launching his Summer Food Fun Tour across Central Florida starting today, June 18, and running through August 8, 2018.

Over the course of the next few weeks, Chef Appelsies will be visiting Y’s across the region, from Titusville to Ocala, to teach parents and their kids about healthy eating and cooking.

As a part of the YMCA of Central Florida’s mission to improve the lives of all in Central Florida and make sure that everyone, regardless of age, income or background has the opportunity to learn, grow and thrive, the classes will be free and open to the public, not just Y members.

Here are the classes and where you can catch Chef Appelsies this summer:

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Simplify Summer Meals

Meal prep like a pro with these tips and tricks. In this class, we will take a look at easy and healthy summer lunches and breakfasts. Recipe: Summer Tomato Salad

  • Monday, June 18, 2018 – Titusville YMCA at 10:15am
  • Monday, June 18, 2018 – Avalon Park YMCA at 5pm
  • Tuesday, June 19, 2018 – Oviedo YMCA at 10am
  • Tuesday, June 19, 2018 – Lake Nona YMCA at 5pm
  • Wednesday, June 20, 2018 – Osceola YMCA, Kissimmee at 12pm
  • Wednesday, June 20, 2018 – J. Douglas Williams YMCA, Lake Mary at 5:30pm
  • Friday, June 22, 2018 – Frank DeLuca YMCA, Ocala at 10am

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Decoding the Top 5 Diet Plans

Diets pop up everywhere and each one is unique in its own way. Learn the basics of a healthy lifestyle, how to navigate diet plans and figure out what works best for you. This is an educational class.

  • Monday, June 25, 2018 – Avalon Park YMCA at 5pm
  • Tuesday, June 26, 2018 – Lake Nona YMCA at 5pm
  • Wednesday, June 27, 2018 – Frank DeLuca YMCA, Ocala at 5pm
  • Thursday, June 28, 2018 – J. Douglas Williams YMCA, Lake Mary at 5:30pm
  • Friday, June 29, 2018 – Downtown Orlando YMCA at 12pm

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Summer Meals in a Snap

You cooked and now you have leftovers. What can you do? In this class, find out how to use some common leftovers and basic pantry staples. Recipe: Summer Fish Tacos

  • Tuesday, July 17, 2018 – Lake Nona YMCA at 5pm
  • Wednesday, July 18, 2018 – Oviedo YMCA at 10am
  • Wednesday, July 18, 2018 – J. Douglas Williams YMCA, Lake Mary at 5:30pm
  • Thursday, July 19, 2018 – Titusville YMCA at 6:15pm
  • Monday July 23, 2018 – Downtown Orlando YMCA at 12pm
  • Monday, July 23, 2018 – Frank DeLuca YMCA, Ocala at 5pm

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Steer Your Cart to Smarter Decisions

This class will teach the basics of grocery shopping, like how to read food labels, and shopping on a budget. This is an educational class.

  • Monday, July 30, 2018 – Lake Nona YMCA at 10am
  • Tuesday, July 31, 2018 – Frank DeLuca YMCA, Ocala at 10am
  • Tuesday, July 31, 2018 – J. Douglas Williams YMCA, Lake Mary at 5:30pm
  • Wednesday, August 1, 2018 – Osceola YMCA, Kissimmee at 12pm
  • Wednesday, August 8, 2018 – Oviedo YMCA at 10am

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For more information, visit ymcacentralflorida.com.

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