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Lake County Extension Office introduces new series of educational programs beginning on Oct. 10

RELEASE DATE: October 5, 2007

TAVARES — The Lake County Extension Office will present "Eat Well, Age Well," the first free program in the new "Timely Topics" series on Wednesday, Oct. 10, from 11 a.m. to 12 p.m. at the Lake County Agricultural Center, located at 1951 Woodlea Road in Tavares.

The program discusses how nutritional requirements change with age. Participation will learn ways to add flavor to meals while getting all the necessary nutrients. Preregistration is appreciated but not required for the Eat Well, Age Well program. For more information or to register, call Rene Bass at (352) 343-4101.

Each month, the Timely Topics series provides information on a variety of subjects including seasonal Florida produce, clutter control, transferring non-titled property and food safety. Deborah Boulware and Julie England, Family and Consumer Sciences extension agents from the Lake County Extension Office, present the series. The Lake County Extension Office sponsors all programs, which is a partnership between the University of Florida, Institute of Food and Agriculture Sciences and the Lake County Board of County Commissioners. Trained professionals and volunteers offer research-based education in agriculture, family and consumer sciences, and 4-H youth development.

All programs of the Timely Topics series are scheduled from 11 a.m. to 12 p.m. Upcoming programs include:

• Nov. 7 — Florida Autumn Harvest: Seasonal Florida produce, nutritional benefits and suggestions for use.
• Dec. 5 — Lighten Up Your Holidays: Healthy holiday eating doesn't have to be boring.
• Jan. 8 — De-clutter Your Life: Start the new year by organizing your home and records.
• Feb. 6 — Mold and Mildew: The Fungus Among Us: Prevent and control mold and mildew.
• March 5 — Who Gets Grandma's Yellow Pie Plate: Avoid conflict when transferring non-titled property.
• April 8 — Closing Your Florida Home: Tips for closing your seasonal home.
• May 7 — Food Safety and You: Reduce your risk of food-borne illnesses at home and away.

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