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 to create something personalized for your group.
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.
- 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.
- 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.
- 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.
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.
- 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.
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!
- 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.
- 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.
Don’t see what you need? Check out our All Workshops page for a comprehensive list of all the workshops we offer, or take a look at our Popular Workshops page for our most requested workshops.
Rutgers Cooperative Extension
310 Milltown Rd.
Bridgewater, NJ 08807-3587