Posted: November 9, 2012
The program is designed to help older adults receiving fruit and vegetable vouchers to stretch their food dollars to achieve a healthy diet.
The Nutrition Links’ series offers topics such as food preparation, meal planning, food storage and sanitation, shopping skills, managing a healthy weight. The program is taught in small groups, led by a nutrition education adviser, who is part of the Luzerne County Extension staff. Sessions, which are free of charge, are held in community centers, homes, churches and a variety of other sites.
Nutrition Links, which is funded by the U.S. Department of Agriculture, and administered by Penn State Cooperative Extension, does not supply free food or Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program benefits, but rather, provides participants with activities that develop the knowledge and skills to plan and prepare a healthful diet on a limited budget.
Dates: begins 11.6.12 end 11.20.12 from 12:30 – 1:30 pm
West Side Senior Center
1004 Jackson Street
Contact person Lillian Russell-Burnett firstname.lastname@example.org or 570-963-6842