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U of I Extension to offer food course

Published: Saturday, March 8, 2014 1:15 a.m. CDT

Meals for a Healthy Heart

University of Illinois Extension Ogle County will present Meals for a Healthy Heart from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. Thursday and March 21 at the Ogle County Extension office, 421 W. Pines Road

The program is designed for anyone interested in preventing or managing heart disease. Marilyn Csernus, nutrition and wellness extension educator, will be the instructor.

Information on how to shop for heart healthy foods and stock a healthy pantry; strategies to include more fruits and vegetables in daily meals; how to select and use healthy oils and fats; ways to include fish, soy foods, legumes, nuts and seeds in meals.

At each session, participants will receive recipes, watch cooking demonstrations, taste foods to meet dietary needs, and learn about proper diet and exercise.

The cost for the 2-session program is $15. Registration is due by Monday. For more information or to register, go to or call the Ogle County Extension office at 815-732-2191.

If you need a reasonable accommodation to participate in this program, please contact the Ogle County Extension office at 815/732-2191.

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