Sodium-reduction training for local chefs

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Vancouver — Clark County Public Health is hosting free training for local chefs who want to reduce the amount of sodium in the meals they serve.

The training is offered for chefs at locally owned, independent restaurants in Clark County and will show chefs how to use herbs and spices to reduce sodium in food.

The training is 9 to 11 a.m. June 25 at the Clark College Columbia Tech Center Cooking School Kitchen, 18700 S.E. Mill Plain Blvd., Vancouver.

Registration is required. Contact Melissa Martin at Clark County Public Health at 360-397-8000, ext. 7291, or melissa.martin@clark.wa.gov.

Chef Garrett Berdan is leading the training. Berdan is a registered dietitian who offers culinary workshops for professional cooks across the country. He taught a similar sodium-reduction class in Vancouver in April.

Clark County Public Health is paying for the training with a three-year Sodium Reduction in Communities grant from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.