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healthy cooking with chef Annie Fenn

Feast for the Mind: Healthy Holiday Cooking with Chef Annie Fenn

Join The Kensington Reston for a special holiday event that promises to be educational and delicious!

We’re excited to welcome Chef Annie Fenn, MD, Founder of Brain Health Kitchen, for an exclusive presentation and cooking demonstration focused on healthy, brain-boosting recipes perfect for festive gatherings.

Event details

Our promise is to love and care for your family as we do our own.

Who is Annie Fenn?

Chef Annie Fenn, MD, is a culinary innovator and physician who founded Brain Health Kitchen, an initiative that combines delicious cooking with brain-healthy ingredients to combat cognitive decline.

Her approach is rooted in scientific research, emphasizing the power of food as a tool for preserving and enhancing brain health, particularly in the fight against Alzheimer’s and dementia.

Annie Fenn is dedicated to educating others about the importance of a brain-healthy diet. Through workshops, cooking classes, and public speaking, she empowers individuals to make informed dietary choices that support long-term brain health.

Learn more in Chef Fenn’s cookbook

Her cookbook, “The Brain Health Kitchen: Preventing Alzheimer’s Through Food,” is a comprehensive guide showcasing how everyday cooking and eating habits can significantly impact brain health.

The book is a fusion of delectable recipes and scientific insights into how food affects our cognitive function. Featured recipes primarily focus on preventing Alzheimer’s and other forms of dementia through dietary choices.

It features a collection of recipes that align with the MIND diet principles, renowned for their neuroprotective properties.

The MIND diet and brain health

The MIND Diet, a blend of Mediterranean and DASH diets, promotes brain health and is a cornerstone in the fight against cognitive decline.

MIND Diet focuses on brain-boosting foods rich in antioxidants and healthy fats such as leafy greens, berries, nuts, and fish.

Studies highlight its effectiveness in promoting cognitive health, suggesting that following its principles can lower dementia risk and maintain cognitive function throughout life.

This diet highlights the crucial role of nutrition in brain health, emphasizing the importance of a conscious diet for mental sharpness and overall well-being.

Featured holiday recipes

During our event, Annie Fenn will discuss healthy recipes from her cookbook and cover other tips and tricks to help you host a healthy holiday dinner.

Brain health recipes from her cookbook:

  • Fig & almond snack bars: A sweet starting snack
  • Cranberry bean & sausage stew: A heartwarming main dish
  • Double chocolate pistachio biscotti: Indulgent yet nutritious side
  • Chewy chai-spiced cookies: Spice up the holidays with this dessert

The Kensington Reston’s commitment to brain health

The Kensington Reston champions a holistic approach to health, offering a blend of therapeutic services, physical therapy, and social engagement to promote the well-being of its residents.

Central to this is The Kensington Reston dining program, which focuses on nutritious, enjoyable meals tailored to varied dietary needs, enhancing physical health and community spirit.

Providing access to information and resources

The Kensington Reston takes pride in being a resource hub for its residents and guests, offering access to a wealth of information and resources related to health and wellness.

This includes educational materials, seminars, and workshops on various aspects of health, particularly focusing on brain health and cognitive wellness.

The aim is to empower residents and their families with knowledge and tools that promote a healthier lifestyle within and beyond our community.

Dedication to caring for loved ones

At the heart of The Kensington Reston’s philosophy is an unwavering dedication to the care and well-being of loved ones.

Our assisted living care team understands the importance of creating a supportive and nurturing environment where each resident is treated with respect, empathy, and dignity.

The Kensington Reston’s commitment goes beyond just meeting basic needs; it’s about enriching the lives of those they care for and ensuring a sense of belonging and joy in their daily lives.

This deep-seated dedication is what sets The Kensington Reston community apart as a place where residents don’t just live but thrive.

Join us on a journey to healthier holidays

The Kensington Reston community is renowned for its comprehensive approach to health and wellness, encompassing physical, mental, and emotional well-being.

By joining our community, you can access various life-enrichment activities and programs designed to enhance your overall quality of life.

Educational and enjoyable experiences

The event with Chef Annie Fenn from Brain Health Kitchen isn’t just another cooking demonstration. It’s an educational journey that combines the joy of cooking with the science of brain health.

You’ll learn how to prepare delicious meals that are also beneficial for cognitive wellness, an invaluable skill as we age.

Community and connection

This event is more than just learning about healthy cooking; it’s an opportunity to connect with like-minded individuals passionate about health and wellness.

The Kensington Reston fosters a strong sense of community, making it an ideal place to form lasting friendships and connections.

A step towards a healthier lifestyle

Attending this event can be the first step towards embracing a healthier lifestyle.

The Kensington Reston’s focus on nutrition and Chef Fenn’s brain-healthy recipes provide a foundation for making healthier choices during the holidays and beyond.

Discover a vibrant life at The Kensington Reston

Step into a world where every day is an opportunity for joy, health, and community at The Kensington Reston.

We invite you to explore our senior living community, where we blend luxurious living with a deep commitment to holistic wellness.

At The Kensington Reston, every aspect of our community—from engaging social activities and diverse wellness programs to gourmet dining experiences—is designed with your well-being in mind.

Join us and be part of a vibrant community that celebrates life, fosters connections, and prioritizes your health and happiness.

Whether you’re seeking an active lifestyle or a peaceful retreat, The Kensington Reston is more than just a place to live; it’s a place to thrive.

Contact The Kensington Reston today to learn more and begin your journey toward a fulfilling and joyful living experience for your senior loved one.

Don’t forget to RSVP for our “Home for the Holidays” virtual event to learn more about brain-healthy recipes for the holidays.

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