Food for Thought: Take Control

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This past year, we have taught several workshops on food, nutrition, heart disease, and diabetes. Both of these chronic diseases require individuals to learn how to manage their illnesses. Two of the things that we discuss are nutrition and physical activity but how are you supposed to eat healthy if you don’t know where to start. Therefore, on Wednesdays, April 7–May 26, 2021, at 2 p.m., join us online for the Eat Smart, Move More, Take Control curriculum, which is an 8-session chronic disease prevention program that provides strategies to help adults manage their health. Each 1-hour session contains information about a specific nutrition topic such as sodium, fat, and sugar; a physical activity break, and a healthy recipe. The recipes and nutrition handouts are provided to program participants.

Everyone will need a computer and an email address to participate in this program. Emails will come out weekly with the Zoom link and handouts. Classes will be held virtually through Zoom or there are pre-recorded videos available if you are not able to join us at the time of our class. There is required pre and post-program paperwork that is to be completed on the computer. That information will be sent out upon registering. You must pre-register online so check out our Eventbrite website. Everyone that registers for the program, attends classes, and completes the required paperwork will receive free incentives at the end of the program that are available for pickup from the N.C. Cooperative Extension of Person & Granville County offices.

Try the following recipe from Penn State Extension or for more information, follow us on a variety of social media sites: Facebook and Instagram @persongranvillefcs or Twitter and YouTube @PersonCountyFCS.

Easy Veggie Burritos

Penn State Extension recipe

Ingredients

  • ½ cup shredded carrots
  • ½ cup chopped broccoli
  • ½ cup chopped cauliflower
  • 2 green onions, thinly sliced
  • 4 oz. shredded low-fat cheddar cheese
  • ¼ cup nonfat ranch salad dressing
  • ½ tsp chili powder
  • 4 (7in.) flour tortillas
  • 1 cup lettuce

Directions

Combine all ingredients up to tortillas. Kids can even spoon 1/2 cup mixture in center of each tortilla, add 1/4 cup lettuce, and wrap, folding bottom of tortilla up first, then each side.

Nutritional Info: 201 calories, 7g fat, 22g carbohydrates, 10g protein

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