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Wellness Wednesdays with FCHS

Wellness Wednesdays with FCHS.

Wellness on Wednesday webinars with Family & Community Health Sciences will focus on a variety of topics related to food, nutrition, and healthy lifestyles. This series will walk you through the easy steps that you can take to add positive health behaviors into your day. From fitting in more movement to eating more mindfully, now is the time to make some of those small changes that will improve your health in a large way.

Details

Join us on Wednesdays at 2 p.m. to learn from experts in the Department of Family & Community Health Sciences, Rutgers Cooperative Extension. All sessions are free, will last approximately 45 minutes, and will be provided via Zoom. To join, you will need either a computer, tablet, or smartphone with speakers.

You must register to participate. See below for the title and descriptions of each webinar and click on the link below to register.

Missed a session? Webinars will be recorded through Zoom and posted below as they become available.

Upcoming Webinars

  1. August 4: Functional Foods: Mushrooms
    Mushrooms have been used for medicinal purposes for hundreds of years. They are a low fat, low calorie food with an impressive nutritional profile. Many medicinal functions can be attributed to mushrooms including antioxidant and Mushrooms have been used for medicinal purposes for hundreds of years. They are a low fat, low calorie food with an impressive nutritional profile. Many medicinal functions can be attributed to mushrooms including antioxidant and Mushrooms have been used for medicinal purposes for hundreds of years. They are a low fat, low calorie food with an impressive nutritional profile. Many medicinal functions can be attributed to mushrooms including antioxidant and antiviral activities. Join us while we focus on fungi and learn about mushrooms and their health benefits.
    Presenter: Sherri Cirignano, MS, RDN, LDN Family and Community Health Sciences Educator & Associate Professor of Warren County
  2. August 11: Build a Better Smoothie
    Smoothies can be a great option for a healthy, on-the-go breakfast, snack, or dessert for kids and adults. Join us to learn basic tips and strategies to create smoothies that are lower in sugar, fat, and extra calories. Learn how to build a better smoothie, using ingredients like vegetables, fruits, protein, dairy or "dairy alternative," and fiber. You'll get some terrific tips for creating smoothies that are nutrient-rich and abundant in vitamins, minerals, antioxidants, and flavor.
    Presenter: Luanne Hughes, MS, RDN
  3. August 18: Infusing Eco Therapy into Your Day
    Our daily routines can be overwhelming at times so exploring ways to relieve stress are useful to achieving a calm and relaxed day. This session will give you a better handle on how to deal with those issues as they arise to create a more peaceful and productive environment for your tasks at hand.
    Presenter: Joanne Kinsey, MS, CFCS, CWWS Family and Community Health Sciences Educator & Associate Professor of Atlantic & Ocean Counties
  4. August 25: Sleep Secret
    Sleep is something we all need and is being increasingly studied for its health benefits for better mental health, disease prevention and overall well-being. Sleep Secret will discuss how sleep benefits us and offer ideas that may help you to get a better night's sleep.
    Presenter: Chris Zellers, MPP Family and Community Health Sciences Educator, Cape May County

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