Extension offers Healthy Lifestyles series

University of Illinois Extension nutrition and wellness educator Kristin Bogdonas and Nina Struss, dietitian from Milan Hy-Vee, are offering a Healthy Lifestyles that Last series, featuring nutrition news, tips, recipes, samples and more. 

Upcoming classes are:

Healthy Inside & Out, 5:30 p.m. Feb. 22, University of Illinois Extension, 321 W. 2nd Ave. Milan. Learn how to feel good from the inside out with this fun class focused on foods and products perfect for healthy skin, hair and nails.

Explore skin (dry skin, eczema, acne) and the benefits Omega 3s, dietary fat, tumeric and decreasing refined carbs/sugar can have.

Focus on aging and the benefits that a Mediterranean inspired diet, Vitamin C and E rich foods can have.

Find out how hair and nail health can be improved with Vitamin D, Omega 3s and Biotin.

This interactive session with food samples is $5 person. Register online at web.extension.illinois.edu/hmrs or call (309) 756-9978.

Put your Best Fork Forward, 5:30 p.m. March 22,  University of Illinois Extension, 321 W. 2nd Ave. Milan. The theme for National Nutrition Month is Put your Best Fork Forward. Learn how you can get the most from a plant-based diet and the positive effect it has not only on your long-term health but also the environment.

The session will be led by University of Illinois Extension nutrition and wellness educator Kristin Bogdonas, and Nina Struss, dietitian from Milan Hy-Vee. Our guest speaker, Chad Summers from Healthy Harvest Urban Farms and owner of the new organic food hub soon to open in downtown Rock Island, will be here to talk about his work around sustainable, local foods and how his life was changed by switching to a plant-based diet.

Cost is $5 per person. Register online at web.extension.illinois.edu/hmrs or call (309) 756-9978.

Extension offers diabetes workshop

If you or someone you know is affected by diabetes, selecting and preparing foods that are low in sugar, fat and sodium can be a real challenge.

To help, University of Illinois Extension is offering its I on Diabetes Series from 1-4 p.m. March 1 and March 8 at the Rock Island County Extension office, 321 W. 2nd Ave. Milan.

The program is a series of two, 2½ hour sessions designed for anyone interested in preventing or managing diabetes.

In each session participants receive recipes, watch cooking demonstrations, and taste foods that meet their dietary needs. The program provides information on treatment goals and self-monitoring, managing carbohydrates, sodium, cholesterol and fat portions, planning meals, reading food labels, and using artificial sweeteners, low-fat products and herbs and spices.

The cost is $15/person/$25 couple, and includes a binder of resources and recipes and food.

Register online at web.extension.illinois.edu/hmrs or call 309-756-9978.

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Greatest Grains teaches about healthy foods

Heal Thyself from Disease, a closer look at food combining, will be offered from noon to 2 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 18, at Greatest Grains, 1600 N. Harrison St., Davenport.

Learn how to reverse your dis-eases and live a more comfortable, healthy life. The cost of the class is $25 per person which includes a food combing chart.

Registration is required at www.greatestgrains.com/events/ or by calling 563-323-7521.

Make your own dog treats 

Dog Treats, a cooking class, will be offeredfrom 1-2 p.m. Sunday, Feb. 19, at Greatest Grains, 1600 N. Harrison St,. Davenport.

Learn how to make homemade treats for your furry friends. Your dog is sure to love you even more after you learn these simple treat-making methods.

The cost of the class is $10 per person which includes a food combing chart.

Registration is required at www.greatestgrains.com/events/ or by calling 563-323-7521.  

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