U of I Extension offers ‘Meals for a Healthy Heart’; deadline Feb. 14

By University of Illinois Extension

BELVIDERE, Ill. — University of Illinois Extension Boone County will offer “Meals for a Healthy Heart,” a program designed for anyone interested in preventing or managing heart disease. The classes will meet Wednesday, Feb. 19, and Wednesday, Feb. 26, from 4:30 to 6:30 p.m. at the University of Illinois Extension office at 205 Cadillac Court, Unit 5, in Belvidere, Ill. Marilyn Csernus, nutrition and wellness extension educator, will be the instructor.

Participants will learn how to shop for heart-healthy foods and stock a healthy pantry; strategies to include more fruits and vegetables in your daily meals; how to select and use healthy oils and fats; and ways to include fish, soy foods, legumes, nuts and seeds in meals.

At each session, participants will receive recipes, watch cooking demonstrations, taste foods to meet their dietary needs, and learn about proper diet and exercise to better care for their health. The fee for the two-session program is $15 per person. Pre-registration is preferred by Friday, Feb. 14. For more information or to register, visit web.extension.illinois.edu/bdo or call the Boone County Extension office at (815) 544-3710.

Posted Feb. 5, 2014

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