What’s Cooking? Family & Consumer Sciences Updates

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Want to know what is going on with the Family & Consumer Sciences (FCS) program over the next month? For more information or to be on our email list about upcoming programs, send me your email or mailing address at jennifer.brown@ncsu.edu

  • A few spots are left…Join us June 27 at 12:00 p.m. to learn more about the year-long Diabetes Prevention Program scheduled to start in July and see if you are eligible and interested. We must have at least 10-12 people to offer the program. This program is for people who are pre-diabetic or determined to be “at-risk” for diabetes. Coming to an info session does not commit you to anything and you only need to come to one session. Register for an info session at go.ncsu.edu/diabetesinfo
  • During this workshop, we will talk about the science of happiness and will provide practical tips to be happier. Bring your lunch and learn and join us during this virtual workshop on Tuesday, July 9 from 12:00 p.m. – 1:00 p.m. Register online now at go.ncsu.edu/happiness
  • This workshop will focus on meditation, self-care, mental-health, wellbeing and mindfulness. We will discuss the benefits, ways to incorporate it into your lifestyle and learn to accept yourself. Join us for this in-person workshop on Wednesday, July 10 from 12:00 p.m. – 1:00 p.m.. Cost is $5 and must be received at the Extension Office, Room 123 by Friday, July 5.
  • Be sure to visit the Stovall Farmers Market located at the Stovall Branch Library in Granville on the July 11 and July 25 from 3:30 p.m. – 6:30 p.m.. There will be local produce, local vendors, food trucks, handmade crafts, and family fun. The Extension Office will be at the market with our Donation Station booth. We will be providing information on nutrition, recipes, giveaways, and much more. We will also be collecting money and/or produce to be donated to help local people in need.
  • The Person County Extension Community Association (ECA) will have 3 members and their Liaison Extension Agent attending the National Volunteer Outreach Network (NVON) conference that the NC ECA organization is hosting this year in Asheville. It will take place in conjunction with the NC ECA Conference Sunday, July 14 – Friday, July 19.at 2:00 p.m. EDT
  • Get ready to learn all about how to strengthen your bones and improve your overall bone health. Join N.C. Cooperative Extension for this 7-week life changing series starting on Tuesday, July 16 2024 at 2:00 p.m. EDT running through Tuesday, August 27, 2024 (same time each week). This program is brought to you by a multi-state Cooperative Extension collaboration where our knowledgeable speakers will share valuable information to help you keep your bones strong and healthy. We will cover topics on: osteoporosis, medications, healthy eating tips, nutrients for bone health, fall prevention, and more. Register at go.ncsu.edu/buildyourbones2024
  • As you age, learning how to talk to your doctor is partially your responsibility. Join us for a workshop to learn how to “Talk to Your Doctor” on Tuesday, July 23 at 10:00 a.m. at the North Granville Senior Center in Stovall, NC. If you would like to register, please call the senior center at (919)693-3383.
  • Many individuals are suffering from or working to prevent diabetes. And there are a lot of misconceptions on carbohydrates so we want to provide some information and help you learn to count carbs, watch portion sizes and learn moderation. The Extension Office is offering a “Count Your Carbs” workshop on Friday, July 26 at 10:45 a.m. at the Granville Senior Center in Oxford. Call 919-693-1930 to register for this workshop.
  • Our 2024 Aging with Gusto Conference in Person County is Tuesday, August 27 from 9 a.m. – 12 p.m. and it will be FREE again this year. We hope everyone can join us to celebrate as we learn about being “Powered by Connections”. Together we can promote healthy aging, increase community involvement for older adults, and tackle important issues like the prevention of elder abuse. The registration brochure will be available at the Person County Extension Office, person.ces.ncsu.edu or you can register online at go.ncsu.edu/gusto when registration goes live in July.