Struggling to keep up with those New Year’s resolutions? The West Virginia University Extension Service Family Nutrition Program offers free online Eating Smart, Being Active classes to help West Virginians prepare healthy meals for their families, save money at the grocery store and incorporate more physical activity into their daily routines.
“Sometimes the biggest challenge in making healthy lifestyle changes is knowing where to begin. Eating Smart, Being Active classes teach strategies that anyone can incorporate in their daily lives,” Gina Wood, Extension specialist with the WVU Extension Service Family Nutrition Program, said.
This six-week course is aimed at low-income families with children in the home and is based on the most current dietary guidelines. Weekly classes will be taught by Family Nutrition Program nutrition outreach instructors across the state. Participants will be able to interact with other students, ask questions of their instructors and join in physical activity challenges.
Students will learn about food safety, budget shopping advice, healthy cooking techniques, how to read food labels and much more.
“The WVU Extension Service Family Nutrition Program has offered in-person Eating Smart, Being Active classes for years. The COVID-19 pandemic has given us the opportunity to take the program entirely online for the time being, which has allowed us to reach more participants than ever before,” Wood said.
Those who compete the course will receive an Eating Smart, Being Active cookbook, a graduation certificate and a goodie bag of WVU-branded kitchen tools.
WVU Extension Service Family Nutrition Program’s work is supported by the Expanded Food and Nutrition Education Program (EFNEP) from the USDA National Institute of Food and Agriculture.
Click here to sign up for the free Eating Smart, Being Active class.
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