Cooking Light During the Holidays

Waupaca Class Focuses on Healthy Eating

The holiday season is often a smorgasbord of tasty delights that can tempt any diet. A new ThedaCare class aims to help people still enjoy the holidays with some healthy recipes.

“Cooking Light for the Holidays” will be held from 6:30-8 p.m. on Thurs., Nov. 14 at the FACE Room at Waupaca Middle School.

The hands-on class will include a short introduction on how to plan a healthy diet. Participants will also get a chance to prepare dishes and taste them. “Most people who come in for diet education are looking for healthy recipes or, specifically, ‘what can I make that is healthy?,’” said Anne K. Menzies, registered dietitian, ThedaCare Physicians-Waupaca, Diabetic Education Department.

The recipes can be used for the holidays to make this hectic time less stressful when it comes to your diet, she said. “So we are giving folks an opportunity to come and learn how to make some healthy recipes that you can use not only anytime during the week, but a few special dishes for the holidays,” said Menzies.

The class fee is $5 and the class size is limited to 24 participants. To register, call 715-258-1119 or register by email at

Riverside Medical Center is a 25-bed acute-care, critical access hospital located in Waupaca. Riverside Medical Center has previously been rated among the “100 Top Hospitals™” in the United States by Solucient, Inc. Riverside Medical Center was founded in 1955 and employs more than 300 people, making it one of the five largest employers in the area.

ThedaCare™ is a community health system consisting of five hospitals: Appleton Medical Center, Theda Clark Medical Center, New London Family Medical Center, Shawano Medical Center, and Riverside Medical Center in Waupaca. ThedaCare also includes ThedaCare Physicians, ThedaCare Behavioral Health, and ThedaCare at Home. ThedaCare is the largest employer in Northeast Wisconsin with more than 6,175 employees. Follow us on Facebook and Twitter!