Stay Strong, Stay Healthy

A strength training class for older adults. Participants participate in twice weekly exercise sessions for 8 weeks building muscle and strength through the completion of 8 basic exercises. There is an advanced version for groups who have completed and mastered the original Stay Strong, Stay Healthy exercises.

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Food Preservation

The goal of this program is to provide participants with a solid foundation in home canning and preserving. Through hands-on classes participants learn how to make jellies/jams, pickled vegetables and salsas, and learn proper pressure and boiling-water canning processes. Classes can be offered as a one-time class focused on one of the techniques listed above or you can schedule a food preservation course made up of 5 distinct lessons.

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Cooking Matters®

jars of beans and beans on a table.

Recognized by the USDA as a top nutrition education program, Cooking Matters teaches participants how to shop and prepare healthy, affordable, and delicious meals. With five distinct curricula focused on different ages of the population, Cooking Matters engages individuals in hands-on nutrition and culinary activities. Each Cooking Matters course meets weekly for 6 weeks.

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Dining with Diabetes

Dining With Diabetes is a nationally recognized Extension program for diabetes education. The 4-week program helps participants build cooking skills while learning strategies to better manage weight and prevent or delay complications with diabetes. Program topics include:

  • Hands-on cooking and tasting of meals
  • Increase physical activity and exercise safely
  • Meal planning, nutrition label reading, physical activity
  • Self-monitoring and goal-setting

Each session is two hours, providing an hour of classroom education and an hour of hands-on cooking complete with taste testing at the end.

Dietary Guidelines

The Dietary Guidelines for Americans 2020-2025 provides advice on what to eat and drink to meet nutrient needs, promote health, and help prevent chronic disease. This edition of the Dietary Guidelines is the first to provide guidance for healthy dietary patterns by life stage, from birth through older adulthood, including women who are pregnant or lactating.

Read more about the 2020-2025 edition of the Dietary Guidelines for Americans.