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.
- 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.
- 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%.
- 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.
- 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.
- 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.
- 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.
- 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.
- 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.
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 Nutritional Basics page for workshops related to every day nutrition.