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UF/IFAS Extension in Lake County to offer tips on healthy holiday eating

RELEASE DATE: October 24, 2014

LADY LAKE – Between the pumpkin pie and the turkey with all the sides, Americans may gain between 1 and 5 pounds during the holiday season. That’s why the University of Florida’s Institute of Food and Agricultural Sciences (UF/IFAS) Extension in Lake County has partnered with the Lady Lake Public Library to help residents “lighten up their holidays” this year. 

“The Healthy Holiday Eating” course, presented by Julie England, Family and Consumer Sciences Extension Agent with UF/IFAS Extension Lake County, will be held from 1 – 2:30 p.m. on Monday, Nov. 3 at the Lady Lake Public Library, 225 W. Guava St., Lady Lake.

“By focusing on flavorful ingredients and tweaking some of your favorite recipes, holiday meals can be appetizing and healthy,” said England.

The free program will offer tips on preparing delicious, nutritious meals for large or small families, and will discuss the nutritional challenges of managing chronic conditions such as diabetes during the holidays.
Registration is recommended at https://LLholiday.eventbrite.com or by calling 352-343-4101 ext. 2719 or 2721.

The mission of the UF/IFAS Extension in Lake County is to develop knowledge in agricultural, human and natural resources and to make that knowledge accessible to sustain and enhance the quality of human life. The Extension provides free consultations, as well as educational programs on a variety of subjects. The Foundation for the Gator Nation – An Equal Opportunity Institute.



More Information:
UF/IFAS Extension in Lake County
352-343-4101 ext. 2719 or 2721

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Elisha Pappacoda
Public Information Officer
Office: 352-343-9609; Cell: 352-460-2851

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