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Upcoming 2014 programs being presented by Robin Danto, Food Safety & Nutrition Extension Educator:
August 2 - Oakland County Market food demonstration - using herbs to reduce sodium intake & making Tuscan herb sachets
August 5 - Distribution of Senior Market FRESH coupons in Holly
August 6 - Distribution of Senior Market FRESH coupons in Lathrup Village
August 7 - Senior nutrition presentation in Royal Oak
August 9 - Oakland County Market food demonstration - food demonstration, children's nutrition activity, and packing healthy and safe school lunches
August 9 - Family Day at Oakland County Market
August 12 - Senior nutrition presentation in Waterford
August 19 - Meet Up and Eat Up nutrition program in Waterford
August 20 - Farmers market program in Lathrup Village
August 21 - Senior nutrition presentation in Royal Oak
August 23 - Farmers market presentation at Huron Valley market
August 26 - Distribution of Senior Market FRESH coupons in Waterford
August 28 - MIFMA Farmers Market at the Capitol in Lansing
August 30 - Oakland County Market food demonstration - beets
September 20 - Oakland County Market food demonstration - making homemade sunbutter
October 18 - Oakland County Market food demonstration - how to prepare hard-shelled squash

July-August 2014:  Show Me Nutrition
This 6-week program, currently being offered in Rochester and Pontiac, is aimed at an audience of pre-kindergarten through 8th grade.  These lessons are interactive and appeal to a wide variety of learning styles.  Many of the activities are hands-on and each lesson has a book that accompanies it to reinforce literacy.  Each grade level is age-appropriate.  Topics covered:  food safety, positive body image, world hunger, physical activity and general nutrition.  Available in English or Spanish.  Call  248-858-0897 for further information or to schedule this program for your organization or school.
July-August 2014:  Eat Healthy, Be Active
This series is aimed at helping parents/caregivers make simple and tasty meals for their families that won't break their bank.  MSU Extension-Oakland nutrition instructors will provide nutrition education, food demonstrations and take-home materials. Series are currently being presented to community groups and organizations in Pontiac.  We are also presenting this program as a one-time workshop (9 am to 2 pm) in Pontiac on Fridays.  For more information or to schedule the Eat Healthy, Be Active series for your community group or organization, call 248-858-0897.   Available in English or Spanish.

July-September 2014:  Eat Smart, Live Strong
This nutrition series consists of fun, interactive activities for 55-74 year olds designed to encourage older adults to increase fruit and vegetable consumption as well as physical activity.  This series is currently being offered to community groups and organizations in Oak Park and Pontiac (Bowen Senior Center-open to the public).  For more information or to schedule your community group or organization, call 248-858-0897.   Available in English or Spanish.

August 2, 2014:  Food Demonstration at Oakland County Market
8:30 am at Oakland County Market.  Herbs can really spice up our foods and also help us cut down on salt for a healthier diet.  Learn how to cook with herbs and make an herb sachet to take home and use in your own kitchen.  Presented by Robin Danto, MSU Extension-Oakland, Health & Nutrition in cooperation with Oakland County Parks & Recreation.  Sponsored by Genisys Credit Union.
August 9, 2014:  Food Demonstration at Oakland County Market
8:30 am at Oakland County Market.  Children can taste walking salad bowls and find out how great fresh veggies can be.  Learn how to pack healthy and safe school lunches.  Presented by Robin Danto, MSU Extension-Oakland, Health and Nutrition in cooperation with Oakland County Parks & Recreation.  Sponsored by Genisys Credit Union.
August 9, 2014:  Healthy Oakland Partnership 'Family Day' at Oakland County Market
9:00 am at Oakland County Market.  A day full of fun and physical activity.  Come and enjoy inflatables, fitness demonstrations and healthy cooking recipes.  Eligible participants can receive a $5 coupon good towards the purchase of fresh, locally grown produce.  Healthy cooking recipes presented by Robin Danto, MSU Extension-Oakland, Health and Nutrition in cooperation with Oakland County Parks & Recreation.  Sponsored by Genisys Credit Union.
August 30, 2014:  Food Demonstration at Oakland County Market
8:30 am at Oakland County Market.  Is canning safe?  Does freezing destroy vitamins?  Learn all about food safety and preservation.  Presented by Robin Danto, MSU Extension-Oakland, Health and Nutrition in cooperation with Oakland County Parks & Recreation.  Sponsored by Genisys Credit Union.
September 20, 2014:  Food Demonstration at Oakland County Market
8:30 am at Oakland County Market.  Peanut butter is banned at many schools these days.  Learn how to make homemade sunbutter from sunflower seeds as an alternative to peanut butter.  Presented by Robin Danto, MSU Extension-Oakland, Health and Nutrition in cooperation with Oakland County Parks & Recreation.  Sponsored by Genisys Credit Union.
September 23-October 28, 2014:  Personal Action Toward Health (PATH) for Diabetes
PATH for Diabetes is a six week workshop series designed to provide skills and tools to help you improve your health and manage your symptoms.  Join us at the Orion Beaumont Wellness Center (Lake Orion) for this afternoon, 1:00-3:30 pm, program.  For further information contact Cathy Newkirk at 810-244-8523.
October 18, 2014:  Food Demonstration at Oakland County Market
8:30 am at Oakland County Market.  Squash is both nutritious and delicious.  Learn about the different varieties of hard-shelled squash and how to prepare them.  Sample a recipe using winter squash and take home recipes.  Presented by Robin Danto, MSU Extension-Oakland, Health and Nutrition in cooperation with Oakland County Parks & Recreation.  Sponsored by Genisys Credit Union.
Food Preservation Correspondence Course
A correspondence course for anyone wishing to learn canning, freezing, or drying techniques using up-to-date information and methods so the food preserved is safe to eat.  Contact:  Robin Danto at 248-858-0904.
The Michigan Cottage Food Law allows Michigan residents to manufacture and store particular foods in an unlicensed kitchen, such as a residential home. Through this program participants will learn about the Cottage food law and other principles you can use to provide safe products. Cottage Food Law Food Safety training educates on preparing and selling foods under the Cottage Food Law, producing a safe food product, production, packaging and labeling, storing and transporting.  Cost: $10.00.
 
 
 
For further information about classes and activities on nutrition, health and wellness, please contact MSU Extension-Oakland County, 248-858-0897.