Our selection of seminars and workshops that we bring to you are perfect for your group of 15 or more. Each program is roughly an hour long and includes handouts and useful information about health topics that are important to you. Take a look at some of our offerings below. Don’t see what you need? Contact us at 908-526-6295 or email FCHS@co.somerset.nj.us to create something personalized for your group.
- Calcium & Bone Health
When it comes to bone health prevention is key! The best way to build up stronger bones is through a calcium rich diet and physical activity. Learn how and why calcium is important for human health, ways to include calcium in your diet, and delicious recipes to try at home.
- Eat Greens!
Eating enough greens? Research shows that eating more greens can benefit your health in many ways. Learn about the varieties of greens, methods of preparation with recipes and storage.
- Eating for Good Health
Eating healthy is easy and may prevent chronic disease, plus you’ll feel better and have energy for things you like to do. Learn the basics and get tips for eating well all day long, including snacks.
- Family Meal Planning
Busy schedules make mealtime challenging, but planning and pre-prep can make feeding your family easy. Get tips and recipes to save time. Learn how to engage children and other family members in the process.
Fiber helps prevent chronic conditions like coronary heart disease, colon cancer, and diabetes to list a few. Come and learn how to identify high fiber foods, how to eat more and prepare recipes everyone will enjoy.
- Food Allergies
Do you know someone allergic to wheat, peanuts, shellfish, dairy or something else? Food allergies are life threatening.! Challenges include selecting and preparing food, eating out, and coping with emotions. Workshop covers label reading, food selection, food preparation and eating out.
- Functional Foods: Coffee, Tea, Chocolate, Vegetables, or Mushrooms
Each separate program discusses the food’s history, farm-to-fork processing, health benefits and use and preparation tips.
- Herbs Add Flavor
Herbs add flavor and reduce the need for salt. Learn all about culinary herbs – how to pair them with food and use them in cooking. You’ll also learn how to preserve herbs by freezing or drying.
- Home Food Preservation
Do you want to save summer produce for another day? Canning in glass jars, freezing and dehydrating are all methods to preserve food. Learn how to safely can jams, fruit, vegetables and pickles. Also learn how to freeze or dehydrate food to maintain flavor.
- Lessons for Long Life
Numerous regions around the world are noted for people living long lives – 90 years or more. These people provide lessons to apply in our daily lives to be healthier and potentially live longer.
- Mediterranean Diet
This region is known for long life, good health and delicious food. Explore the region’s approaches to eating, mindset and physical activity and learn how to apply these ideas at home.
- Plant-Based Eating
You do not have to be a vegetarian to get benefits of a plant-based diet. Learn ways to incorporate more plant-based foods in your diet without sacrificing protein or flavor. Eating more plants does not mean giving up meat 100%.
Proteins build muscle and are important for good health. Learn about lean proteins and plant-based alternatives to animal protein. Learn about amino acids, complete proteins, and if you’re meeting your daily requirement—spoiler alert: you probably are!
- Salt and Sodium
Too much salt or sodium is not good for health, especially blood pressure and heart disease. Learn about sodium’s role in the body and in food. Discover ways to reduce sodium in your diet without sacrificing flavor.
- Stretching Your Dollar
Get tips for making your food dollars go further at the supermarket or farm market. Learn how to reduce food waste, so your food dollars don’t go into the trash.
How sweet it is or isn’t. Learn about sugar’s role in the body and effect on health, how to read nutrition label for sugar and more. Get your burning questions about sugar answered here.
- Understanding Gluten Free
The decision to eat gluten free varies from medical necessity to a personal choice. Learn the basics about gluten and get tips on gluten free shopping, dining, cooking and baking. The class will not discuss whether or not to adopt a gluten free diet outside of a medical diagnosis.
- What’s on my Plate – Comparing Diet Trends
Paleo, keto, no sugar, gluten-free, meal plans… Do they work? Which is best? Are there risks? Get the facts and learn the basics of eating for health.
- Whole Grain Goodness
What are whole grains? How are they different from refined grains? Why should they be included in our diets? How can I identify a whole grain? All these questions and more answered in this presentation.
Interested in our workshops but not sure where to start? Take a look at our Popular Workshops page for our most requested programs, or take a look at our Nutritional Basics workshops for programs related to everyday nutrition.