COOK FOR YOUR LIFE - Bilingual Presentation and Cooking Classes in English and Spanish

Sun Valley Wellness Festival offers

special free ‘COOK FOR YOUR LIFE” program

Includes Bilingual Presentation and Cooking Classes in English and Spanish

The Sun Valley Wellness Festival & Conference (SVWFC) will offer a special free program called Cook for Your Life: Eat the Rainbow, which focuses on teaching healthy eating to people affected by cancer. The program will be hosted by Corry Hart Clayville, passionate foodie, media executive and director of partnerships for Cook for Your Life at Fred Hutch, and will feature a bilingual presentation, Nutrition 101, followed by a Cook-A-Long with Liza Schattenkerk, culinary expert and founding member of, and local chef Jhony Gomero of Jhony’s Peruvian Cuisine. Local Hispanic liaison Herbert Romeo, founder of Hailey Hispanic Heritage Fest and Hispanic LatinUS Leadership Task Force, will participate as translator and lead the Q&A.

Cook for Your Life will take place on Saturday, June 26, from 10:00 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. at Jhony’s Peruvian Cuisine restaurant in Hailey, and on Sunday, June 27 from 2:00 p.m. to 3:15 p.m. at the Sun Valley Culinary Institute in Ketchum. The class is being offered for free, but registration is required due to limited space. To register call Herbert Romero at 208-309-5902.

Scholarships are also available for a SVWFC Virtual Experience Pass, with applications online at

Breast cancer is the leading cause of cancer deaths in Hispanic/Latina women living in the U.S. and the disease tends to affect these women at a younger age and is more aggressive in them than in many other populations. Cook for Your Life is designed to provide skills needed to change and sustain dietary behaviors. Using a culturally based hands-on educational approach, the program is geared for all women and especially Hispanic/Latina women who are at higher risk of high obesity rates, low physical activity rates, and poorer access to quality healthcare.

Cook for Your Life was developed to provide education on the small dietary changes that can have a big payoff. Cancer survivorship is on the rise with more research available to help survivors live longer, more fulfilling lives. Packing meals with a variety of colorful, cancer-fighting fruits and vegetables is the best way to add vitamins, minerals, fiber, and important phytonutrients for keeping the immune system strong.

The Sun Valley Wellness Festival’s Cook for Your Life: Eat the Rainbow program is presented in generous partnership with Fred Hutch Cook for Your Life, The Hunger Coalition, ProjecToolSuccess and Jhony’s Peruvian Cuisine.

About the 2021 Sun Valley Wellness Festival & Conference; June 25-28

The Sun Valley Wellness Festival & Conference (SVWFC), widely recognized as the longest-running wellness festival in the world, has been on the forefront of the wellness movement for decades and will continue to offer a wide range of innovative wellness programs through its four pillars of focus - Mind, Body, Spirit and Environment - during its 24th annual event, June 25-28 in Ketchum, Idaho. In addition to featuring over 30 pioneering presentations and workshops from leading wellness experts, SVWFC will offer a new outdoor Experience Park showcasing vendors, music, food, and movement classes, as well as unique guided outdoor wellness adventures such as holistic hiking, forest foraging, and mountain meditations.

Details, schedule and SVWFC Passes, for both in-person attendance and ‘Virtual SVWFC Experience’ options, are available at Passholders will have full access to all online session content through July 31, 2021.

Media Contacts

Carol Waller, CW Communications,, 208-720-3965

Heather LaMonica Deckard, SVWellness Executive Director,, 208-720-4535

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