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Posted on: March 11, 2016

[ARCHIVED] Rutgers Cooperative Extension Offers Spring Wellness Series

Jump start a lifestyle of fitness and healthy food this spring! The Family and Community Health Sciences (FCHS) Department of Rutgers Cooperative Extension in Cape May County is hosting a Spring Wellness Series this April focusing on fitness and healthy food as a way to jump start a new healthy lifestyle. The 4-week program, will be held on Tuesday evenings from 6 to 7:30p.m. on April 5, 12, 19 and 26 at Rutgers Cooperative Extension Center, 355 Court House-South Dennis Road, Cape May Court House, New Jersey (Turn at the light at ACCC, it is the first building on the right). The building is handicapped accessible.

Participants will learn ways to activate their lifestyle, how to set up a fitness program, healthy meal planning, and mindful eating. Discussion topics will include organic food, portion control, setting goals and exercising your core. Also, there will be a healthy food tasting at each session.

The Spring Wellness program is part of a year-long wellness series being offered by Rutgers Cooperative Extension of Cape May County. The first workshop was held in the winter and focused mainly on nutrition and a Fall Wellness Series is also planned for later this year. Marilou Rochford, Rutgers FCHS Educator, said "We want to help educate our community about the importance of fitness and eating healthy as a way of life and also give individuals the tools they need to begin creating a healthier lifestyle.”

There is a $25 fee, which covers all four sessions, and advanced registration is required. Please call Marian at (609) 465-5115, ext. 609 for more information or to register for the program.

Rutgers Cooperative Extension of Cape May County helps both youth and adults improve their knowledge and skills, enhance their quality of life, and resolve problems in areas of food, nutrition, health and wellness; food safety; agriculture; environmental and natural resource management; and youth development. This is accomplished through the use of science-based knowledge and university research. Rutgers Cooperative Extension is an education organization within the New Jersey Agricultural Experiment Station at Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey and is an equal opportunity program provider and employer.

Rutgers Cooperative Extension’s education programs are offered to all without regard to race, religion, color, age, national origin, gender, sexual orientation or disability.

Contact: Marilou Rochford, MA, CFLE, FCHS Educator at 465-5115 ext. 609

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