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Healthy Acadia Offers Tips for Eating Better on a Budget

Blue Hill Peninsula – Healthy Acadia is excited to offer, “10 Tips – Eating Better on a Budget” sessions in Blue Hill, Surry and Stonington beginning in September 2017. This free workshop series is designed to empower adults who are experiencing a limited budget with the skills, knowledge and confidence to make healthy and affordable choices.  Participants will learn how to select nutritious and low-cost ingredients and prepare them in ways that taste great and provide the best nourishment possible for their families.

Classes meet for one hour each week for four weeks. Each session will feature a food demonstration with opportunities for hands-on cooking, as well as recipes for participants to take home. Join Healthy Acadia Nutrition Education Coordinator Emily Herwerden for one of the following sessions: at Blue Hill Public Library (5 Parker Point Road) on Tuesdays from 1:00pm to 2:00pm beginning September 5 and continuing through September 26; at the Island Community Center in Stonington (6 Memorial Lane) on Wednesdays from 3:00pm to 4:00pm beginning September 6, 2017 and continuing through September 27; or at The Gatherings in Surry (1208 Surry Rd), on Thursdays from 2:00pm to 3:00pm beginning September 7 and continuing through September 28.  Classes are free, however, pre-registration is required.  Contact Emily at 667-7171 or email [email protected] to register.

Are you interested in hosting a “10 Tips” class for your organization or group?  For classes in Hancock County, contact Emily Herwerden at 667-7171 or [email protected] For classes in Washington County, contact Sara McConnell at 255-3741 or [email protected]

Healthy Acadia Nutrition Education Initiative classes are made possible through Maine SNAP-Ed. Maine SNAP-Ed is funded by the USDA’s Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program, or SNAP, which is administered by the Maine Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS) and implemented statewide by the University of New England (UNE) through contracts with local community coalitions.  Maine SNAP-Ed educates low-income families on low cost, healthy eating and active lifestyles

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