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Upcoming 2014 programs being presented by Robin Danto, Food Safety & Nutrition Extension Educator:
September 28 - Nutrition presentation at Fall Festival in Lathrup Village
October 9 - Oakland County OakFit Wellness Fair at Oakland Intermediate School District
October 11 - Food Preservation presentation at White Lake Township Library
October 14 - Senior nutrition presentation in Royal Oak
October 18 - Oakland County Market food demonstration (how to prepare hard-shelled squash) and about gluten-free diets
October 23 - Health Fair in Troy
October 25 - Health Fair in Southfield

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.

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.