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Upcoming 2014 programs being presented by Robin Danto, Food Safety & Nutrition Extension Educator:
April 29 - Senior nutrition presentations in Highland (2)
May 6 - Senior nutrition presentations in Highland (2)
May 8 - Senior nutrition presentation in Clawson
May 17 - Oakland County Market honey demonstration (making oatmeal raisin granola bars)
May 17 - Children's activity-making walking salad bowls at Tollgate Farm Growing Together event, Novi
May 20 - Senior nutrition presentations in Highland (2)
May 31 - Oakland County Market strawberry freezer jam demonstration

March-April 2014:  Show Me Nutrition
This 6-week program is being offered at two locations (Pontiac and Ferndale) and 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.
April-May 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 will be presented to community groups and organizations in:
Holly, beginning April 22nd, 9:30-11:30 am
Pontiac, beginning April 16th, 5:00-6:00 pm
Southfield, beginning April 24th, 10:00-11:00 am
For more information or to schedule the Eat Healthy, Be Active series for your community group or organization, contact Debbie Studebaker at 248-975-9610.

May 7 - June 11, 2014:  Eat Healthy, Be Active
This series, open to the public, 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.  This series will be held 11:00 am to 12:00 noon at the MSU Extension-Oakland offices, 1200 North Telegraph Road, Building 26 East, Pontiac, 48341.  To register for this free series call 248-858-0897.
May 22 - June 26, 2014:  PATH for Diabetes Workshop
A six-week series in Troy for people with Type 2 diabetes facilitated by two trained leaders.  Topics include:  how to deal with the symptoms of diabetes, fatigue, pain, stress and emotions like depression, anger, fear and frustration; exercise for maintaining and improving strength and endurance; healthy eating; appropriate use of medication; and, working effectively with health care providers.  Participants make weekly action plans, share experiences and help each other solve problems.  Questions?  Contact Cathy Newkirk at 810-244-8523.
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.