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Nutrition education available in Morgan

Article Date: 
31 August, 2012 (All day)

Did you know that Morgan/USU Extension has a great FREE resource available to all its residents that can help your family eat healthier, save money at the grocery store and make your food dollar go farther?  It’s called Food Sense.  
The food sense program consists of monthly cooking and nutrition classes, summer cooking camps for youth and free educational materials.  Food sense also partners regularly with the 4-H program to provide nutrition education to our youngsters.  
The Morgan/USU extension food sense program has a great line-up for the rest of the year’s monthly cooking classes:
• Sept. 19: We will demonstrate healthy ways to cook with those great preserved foods you may have from the garden or grocery store. We will showcase how to stretch meals to make it on a budget, and have those seasonal favorites on the dinner table all year long.  
• Oct. 17: This class is sure to delight!  We will reinvent your favorite comfort foods so you can have all those delicious meals without the guilt. Just in time for the cold weather you’ll be able to snuggle up to a great hot meal and not sacrifice flavor for health.  
• Nov. 1: Our 3rd annual Holidaze workshop!  Food Sense will showcase homemade candy making and great ideas for those holiday turkey leftovers.   
• Dec.: We will not have a class in December. Enjoy the holiday time with your family and check back for classes to start again in January!  
At each Food Sense class you will get to watch food preparation techniques, sample the delicious food prepared, win fun door prizes and walk away with recipes and the know how to recreate the meals at home for your own family.  These classes are always free and are held (with the exception of the Holidaze workshop) the third Wed. of the month from 10-11 a.m., in the Morgan County courthouse auditorium right next to the Morgan/USU extension office.   
We are excited to share all the information we have so please come and take advantage of all that is prepared for you.  Call now to sign up for these great classes, 801-829-3472. 
Look for our blog postings on morganusuext.blogspot.com. Watch for our Facebook postings and information in the monthly USU/Morgan County extension newsletter.  
Madeline Carrigan
Morgan Co. NEA
USU Extension/Food $ense Program
Amanda H. Christensen
USU Extension Faculty
Family and Consumer Science/4-H