Nutrition and Healthy Living
Extension Get Fit- Women and Men participate in a strength training program for mid-life
to older adults designed to increase strength, balance, and flexibility. Stretch tubes
or hand weights are used with simple exercises which may be done standing or sitting.
An on-going class meets every Tuesday and Thursday morning at 10 AM at Cossatot in
Ashdown in the Millwood Room.
MyPlate – teaches participants how to choose and prepare healthy food for their families.
Mediterranean Cooking - hands-on workshops for participants to prepare and taste a
variety of dishes to fit a diet based on whole grains, legumes, fish, and fruits and
Food Preservation - are available for learning how to correctly preserve fresh garden
produce for future use. Learn how to use the pressure canner as well as the water
ServSafe - insures that restaurant food managers know the proper techniques for keeping
food safe from the time it arrives at the restaurant until it is served to the customer.
ServSafe certification through the National Restaurant Association is for five years.
AgrAbility - a national project funded through the USDA that helps provide education
and assistance to farmers and agricultural workers who are restricted in their ability
to be successful in production agriculture because of a limiting health condition.
Educational programs address reducing the development of preventable health conditions.
These are Sound Ideas, preventing noise-induced hearing loss; and Endless Gardening,
being able to garden with arthritis.
Photo: The Senior Get FIt exercise group in January 2015.
2015 Family & Consumer Science Impact Report