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

  • 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 starting 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
  • You are cordially invited to join the Extension Office at the Kerr Tar Family Dementia Caregiver Conference scheduled for Tuesday, August 6 at 9:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m. at the Vance-Granville Community College Civic Center Auditorium. Please review the attached flyer and register using the link www.DementiaNC.org/2024Henderson
  • This months Lunch N’ Learn workshop  is focused on “Food On the Go: Eat Healthy Anywhere”. Learn how to eat healthy anywhere. You’ll get tips and tricks for food on the go, what to look for on restaurant, menus, and portion control. Join us for this in-person workshop on Wednesday, August 7 from 12:00 p.m. – 1:00 p.m.. Cost is $5 and must be received at the Extension Office, Room 123 by Friday, August 2.
  • Be sure to visit the Stovall Farmers Market located at the Stovall Branch Library in Granville on the August 8 and August 22 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.
  • We will host a Fall Meal Planning workshop at the South Granville Branch Public Library on Friday, August 9 at 1:00 p.m.. Come learn how to plan meals for the fall season, benefits of having a versatile pantry, ways to organize and keep track of food, and a variety of meals that can be prepared from a set of staple ingredients.
  • Join us on Monday, August 12 at 10:00 a.m. at the South Granville Senior Center for our workshop on “Summer Food Safety” where we will discuss the 4 steps of keeping food safe, learn how to stay safe when traveling or cooking outdoors during the summer, and learn how to prevent food-borne illness at home.
  • Our Extension At Home series workshop this month is on Focaccia Bread Art on Tuesday, August 13 from 12:00 p.m. – 1:00 p.m.. Where food and art come together to make fruits and vegetables more appealing to the eye. In this workshop you will learn to create beautiful art using focaccia bread. This online workshop will teach you various techniques to turn a simple loaf of bread into a masterpiece. Register online at go.ncsu.edu/focacciabreadart or we will be offering a showing of this virtual workshop at the Extension Office in Room 166. Call the Extension Office at 336-599-1195 to let us know you plan to attend.
  • Interested in learning new tips, tools and gadgets to help you cook easier, healthier, and more often for your family? We have 2 chances for you to attend our “Cook With Ease” workshop. On Tuesday,  August 20 at 10:00 a.m., we will be at the North Granville Senior Center in Stovall. And then on Wednesday, August 21 at 10:45 a.m., we will be at the Granville Senior Center in Oxford. It is free to attend either of these workshops and we hope to see you there.
  • 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.