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MARCH to a Different Taste

MARCHHave you ever purchased a new food product, touted for its nutritional value or healthful ingredients, only to have it fail miserably in the taste category?

Taste and price are identified as more influential than nutritional content when people buy food.  The theme for National Nutrition Month®  2014 is “Enjoy the Taste of Eating Right”.  Every day, Cooperative Extension nutrition specialists, educators, para professionals and volunteers across our nation show people of all ages how to choose, prepare and enjoy tasty, healthful meals.  The University of Delaware Cooperative Extension can help you to combine taste and nutrition to prepare healthy, homemade meals for your family.

Check out our upcoming programs:

Cooking Concepts for Kids

Learn how to combine cooking skills with reading, math and science to expand children’s knowledge.  March 20,  6:30pm-8:30pm.  New Castle County Extension office, 461 Wyoming Rd., Newark, 19716. To register: http://extension.udel.edu

Dining with Diabetes

A 3 series workshop; providing basic diabetes education, cooking demonstrations and tasting of healthy foods.   Participants will receive recipes and resources to take home. April 24, May 1and May 8,  10:00am-12:00noon.  St. Joseph Parish Hall, 371 East Main Street, Middletown, 19709. To register: http://extension.udel.edu

EFNEP/Food skills locations in March & April:

The Expanded Food and Nutrition Education Program (EFNEP) is designed to assist limited resource audiences in acquiring the knowledge, skills, attitudes, and changed behavior necessary for nutritionally sounds diets, and to contribute to their personal development and the improvement of the total family diet and nutritional well-being.  Look for the following class locations :

New Castle County:

Newark Day Nursery – March 12, 19, 26 and April 2 and 5,  6:30pm-7:30pm.

  • 921 Barksdale Road, Newark, 19711
  • Contact Betsy:  831-1095                        

Bear Public Library – March 6,13,20,27 and April 3, 11:00am.

  • 101 Governor’s Place, Bear,  19701
  • Contact Anita: 302-730-4000

Westside Family Healthcare (Spanish program) – March 12, 10:00am-12:00noon.

  • 1802 W. 4th Street, Wilmington, 19805  
  • Contact Jennifer: 302-730-4000
Kent/Sussex County:

Delaware Adolescent Program, Inc. – March 5, 12, 18 and 31, 11:30am-1:30pm

  • 26351 Patriot’s Way (Shockley Center) Georgetown,19947 
  • Contact Wanda: 302-856-2585                                 

Smyrna Public Library – March 11,18,25, April 1 and 8,  2:00pm-3:30pm

  • 107 W. Main Street, Smyrna, 19977
  • Contact Anita: 302-730-4000

Casa San Francisco – March 17 through 21, 5:00pm-6:00pm

  • 120 Broad Street, Milton 19968
  • Contact Jennifer: 302-730-4000
EFNEP Youth programs:

Frederick Douglas School – March 6,13,20, April 3 and 10,  3:30pm-5:00pm

  • 1 Swain Rd., Seaford, 19973
  • Contact Wanda: 302-856-2585

Lighthouse School – April 1,8,15 and 29,  11:00am-12:30pm

  • 28154 Lighthouse Crossing, Dagsboro, 19939
  • Contact Wanda: 302-856-2585
AG Day:
  • Townsend Hall grounds – April 26, 10:00am-4:00pm  Rain or Shine.
  • 531 S. College Ave., Newark, 19716
  • Look for our displays in the Cooperative Extension tent!
ServSafe/Dine Safe Classes:

ServSafe  is a food safety certification program that is designed for the food- service professional.

  • April 22  9:00am-6:00pm  University of Delaware Carvel Research and Education Center, 16483 County Seat Highway, Georgetown, 19947.  Contact Kim Lewis: 302-856-2585  ext .542
  • April 30  9:00am- 6:00pm. New Castle County Extension Office, 461 Wyoming Road, Newark, 19716.  Contact Sandy Peralta:  302-831-1239
  • Dine Safe is food safety training for food-service workers and quantity food preparers. May 7 6:30pm – 8:30pm.  New Castle County Extension Office, 461 Wyoming Road, Newark, 19716. Contact Sandy Peralta:  302-831-1239