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Right Bite Cooking Class Offers Healthier Options

Are you taking the right bites out of your food choices?

We all want to make healthier food choices, but sometimes the information can be hard to understand and there are competing opinions as to what is the healthier food choice.

Attend the Right Bite Cooking Class at the Blount County Extension Office (Frank J. Green Building, 415 Fifth Avenue East, Suite A, Oneonta) and maybe some of those food choice decisions will be easier – once you learn to navigate through the food aisles. The four classes include ideas on:

  • Portion Control
  • Reading the Nutrition Label
  • Choosing the Right Fat: Controlling Risk for Cardiovascular Disease
  • Carbohydrate and Fiber: Friend or Foe?
  • Seven Ways to Control Your Blood Pressure

Learn how to create healthy meals in your kitchen

Throughout the four classes, we will incorporate some ways to look at food related information and how to make the best decision for you and your family –  based on your health concerns and lifestyle. There will be some food preparation and food tasting.

The dates for the Tuesday classes are: March 6, 13, 20, and 27 from 1:00 pm to 2:30 pm.

Contact the Blount County ACES Office (205) 274-2129 to Register or Human Sciences Extension Agent Donna Shanklin at drs0009@auburn.edu  or 256-200-2997.

Reality Check

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Reality Check is a financial simulation for youth where they pretend to be young adults with financial responsibilities.

They are assigned a career and a family scenario and visit booths making spending decisions. Some of the comments from participants include: “Appreciate what you have”, “Stay in school and wait about having children”, “Now I know why my mom tells me that we can’t afford things”.