DeVore encourages community to attend Kitchen Therapy event

The next session is set for noon to 1 p.m. Thursday, April 17 in the basement-level St. Dominic Room at St. Rose. It is free and open to the public.

Yes, Kitchen Therapy is designed with cancer patients in mind but anyone can benefit, DeVore said. The dietitians provide great nutritional information, along with helpful ways to prepare meals and snacks.

DeVore and Gloria Siefkes, St. Rose nurse, along with a few others have been preparing recipes and sharing them at the monthly events.

Not only is Kitchen Therapy educational, it is also fun, DeVore commented. The recipes are tasty and easy to prepare.

Leigh Wagner and Randy Evans, both dietitians at The University of Kansas Medical Center, lead the interactive televideo (ITV) discussions.

The Midwest Cancer Alliance (MCA), which is the outreach arm of The University of Kansas Cancer Center, offers these classes; St. Rose is an MCA member.

Those who try the recipes could win a prize such as a cookbook, apron or $25 Walmart gift card. To enter the contest, let MCA know how the creations turned out and post photos on its Facebook page www.facebook.com/midwestcanceralliance - or send an email to kucc-mca@kumc.edu.

To view recipes, visit www.midwestcanceralliance.org/mcaoutreach.

St. Rose is part of Centura Health, which connects individuals and families across western Kansas and Colorado with more than 6,000 physicians, 15 hospitals, seven senior-living communities, physician practices and clinics, and home-care and hospice services.