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.
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.
May 19: Supporting a Strong Immune System
Learn about the nutrients you need to keep your immune system strong. We will learn about the difference between prebiotics and probiotics, antioxidants and phytochemicals, and the vitamins and minerals we need for a robust immune system during this session.
Presenter: Sara Elnakib, PhD, MPH, RD, FCHS Educator, Passaic County
May 26: Tasty Tips for Snacking Using the Nutrition Facts Label
Snacks can be anything from chips to cheese! Learn how the nutrition facts label can help you discern how much of your favorite snack fits into a healthy eating plan and hear some ideas for selecting tasty and healthy snacks. Bring along the package from your favorite snack for a little experiment that you and your kids will enjoy!
Presenter: Michelle Brill, MPH, FCHS Educator, Mercer County