Join Alabama Extension professionals, researchers, and specialists from Auburn and Alabama A & M University on October 25, 2018 at 5:30 p.m. at the Central Alabama Farmer’s Co-op, 2519 US Hwy 80 W, Selma, Alabama as they uncover the truth about GMOs and other food myths. For more information and to register please call 334-875-3200 or come by 429 Lauderdale Street, Selma, Alabama. The cost is $10 per person payable in cash or check. Dinner will be provided. See downloadable PDF flyer Food Myths Seminar Flyer
The September Diabetes Support Group meeting is scheduled for Monday, September 24, 2018 at 9:30 a.m. It will be held at the Dallas County Health Department, Community Room, 100 Samuel L. Moseley Drive, Selma, Alabama. “Conquering the Grocery Store/Understanding Food Label” will be the topic for this month’s meeting. Mrs. Callie N. Nelson, County Extension Coordinator will be the presenter. The support group is open to all who are living with diabetes, caregivers, family, and friends. For more information and to register call the Dallas County Extension office at 334-875-3200. Downloadable PDF flyer Diabetes Support Group .
The August Diabetes Support Group meeting will be held on Monday, August 27, 2018 at 9:30 a.m. at the Dallas County Health Department, 100 Samuel L. Moseley Drive, Selma, Alabama. “Foot Care for the Diabetic” will be the topic and will be presented by Callie N. Nelson, County Extension Coordinator. She will discuss why it’s important to care for your feet and how to prevent foot problems. For more information and to register call the Dallas County Extension Office at 334-875-3200. Downloadable PDF flyer Support Group Meeting -82718
Do you want to learn how to prepare delicious meals and snacks to control or prevent diabetes, high blood pressure, and other diseases? The Alabama Cooperative Extension System along with co-sponsored AGAPE Ministry is offering a four class series that focuses on Diabetes Cooking. You will learn how to: 1) choose healthier food, 2) prepare recipes lower in fat, cholesterol, sugar, and sodium, 3) portion control, 4) label reading, 5) use various sweeteners, 6) choose carbohydrates, and 7) choose the right fats. The focus is on citizens 40 years of age and older. The classes will be taught by Christina LaVert, Regional Extension Agent and Registered Dietitian. For more information or to pre-register call 334-875-3200. See downloadable PDF event flyer Right Bite poster Dallas 8-2018.
Join us for a canning workshop to be held Friday, June 29, 2018 from 9:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. at Westwood Baptist Church. We will discuss water bath canning and other canning methods as well as have a live demonstration, and samples will be given. Registration fee is $5.00 (payable with check or money order- cash cannot be accepted) and includes a Food Preservation Cookbook and more! Please call the Dallas County Extension office at 334-875-3200 to register or for more information. See downloadable PDF of Event Flyer Canning Workshop Dallas 2018.
The Dallas County Farmers’ Market will officially open for its 2018 session beginning on Saturday, June 2. The market will be open every Tuesday, Thursday, and Saturday beginning June 2 – November 3 from 6:00 a.m. until 2:00 pm or until the last vendor sells out. The market is located at Bloch Park on Dallas Avenue in Selma. For more information or if you have questions, please contact the market manager at 334-366-4575.
Come celebrate Older Americans Day in honor of “Making the Older Years Golden” on May 22, 2018 from 9:00 a.m. until 1:00 p.m. The event will take place at the Carl Morgan Convention Center 211 Washington Street, Selma, Alabama. Individuals 60 years and older is FREE. There is a $5.00 fee for individuals 59 years and younger. Contact our office with any questions or concerns. See the downloadable registration form Older Americans Day
A grant was awarded to the Dallas County Extension Office from the Environmental Protection Agency-Healthy Homes Dallas County. This project will address the need for education to homeowners and renters in Dallas County. The goal is to promote healthy homes and address issues related to lead poisoning, asthma, other chronic lung diseases, and allergies (dust, cockroach,vermin).
The project will feature a two-day education/training for participants. The recruitment and training of Home Assessors will work under the supervision of the Alabama Cooperative Extension System-Dallas County Office to assess and maximize the impact of education and small low-cost remediation projects for those who participate.
For more information, please contact Mrs. Callie Nelson, County Extension Coordinator.
SNAP-ED ADULTS PROGRAM in Dallas and Perry Counties focus on Health and Wellness, teaching families how to make healthy food choices, food safety, how to be a smart food shopper, and saving their food dollars. Nutrition Education Program (NEP) educators use approved recipes from the Federal Food Guidance, currently MYPLATE. SNAP-ED’s primary target audience is food assistance recipients. The goal of the NEP program is to promote healthy dietary patterns and regular physical activity among individuals, families, and communities.
For more information, please contact Gladys Blythe, in the Dallas County Extension office.
The BodyQuest Food of the Warriors program works hard to prevent childhood obesity in Dallas and Perry counties. Through the SNAP-ED program, 3rd graders are engaged for 17 weeks in classes, taught by SNAP-ED educators. The goals are to increase fruit & vegetable consumption and physical activity, to improve sleep, hygiene and enhance family environments.