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Recreational classes, certificate programs, and Friday Night Dinners will continue through March 2019 at NGI’s Flatiron location. We have a lot of exciting programs scheduled, which are sure to sell out! We look forward to having the NGI community be a part of the final programs on 21st Street.

Keeping the Heart Healthy

February is American Heart Month, and according to a recent study by the American Heart Association, “Nearly half of all adults in the United States have some form of heart disease.” While heart disease is the leading cause of death in America, it can often be prevented when people make healthy choices and manage their […]

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New Year, Renewed You

January is a time when many of us make resolutions and goals for the new year ahead. But doing this can lead to an overwhelming pressure to make too many life changes. Studies show that 80 percent of people give up on their resolution by February. Plus, the thought process when making these resolutions usually […]

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New Concepts in Diet: The Old Traditions

In honor of NGI’s final days at 48 W. 21st Street, we’ve dug into our archives to find some of our favorite articles written by Natural Gourmet Institute founder, Annemarie Colbin, Ph.D. This series will celebrate her teachings on food, science and nutrition, which are now more prominent than ever in the better food movement. Dr. Colbin […]

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National Gluten-Free Day

Sunday, January 13, is Nation Gluten-Free Day, although some sources state it’s the second Monday in January. Whichever day you celebrate it, here’s what you should know about the food holiday. A protein found in grains like wheat, barley, rye, and triticale, gluten helps give breads, cakes, and pastas their form and the texture we […]

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Celebrating National Bean Day

As kids growing up, many of us sang a version of a song about beans, the magical, musical fruit. Turns out, there’s a seed (or two) of truth in that song! On January 6 of each year, we celebrate National Bean Day and its proximity to New Year’s Day—that day that so many of us […]

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Best of NGI 2018

As 2018 winds down, we can’t help but be reflective of the past year. To give a quick glance at NGI’s year-in-review, we’ve rounded up a few of our top Instagram posts. Season like a chef – In the beginning of the Chef’s Training Program students learn to identify various types of herbs and spices […]

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