From dandelion greens to bone health and the secrets of the Mediterranean diet, health experts from the Rutgers Cooperative Extension are sharing their knowledge with the Union County community through the new “Wellness on Wednesday” free live webinars. The weekly series focuses on practical, affordable tips for improving diet and overall well-being.

“All through the COVID-19 outbreak, the Rutgers Cooperative Extension has continued to connect the public with fact based guidance for healthy living,” said Freeholder Chairman Alexander Mirabella. “The new Wellness on Wednesday series is especially welcome at this time, as many families are coping with the economic impact of the outbreak.”

Wellness on Wednesday features experts from the Rutgers University Department of Family & Community Health Sciences.

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The series takes place every Wednesday at 2:00 p.m. from now until August 26. Each session last approximately 45 minutes. Participants will need a computer, tablet, or smart phone with speakers.

Topics include how to prepare greens, improve bone health, satisfy picky eaters, avoid stress-eating, read nutrition labels, spot hidden sugars, and much more.

The series is free but registration is required to join. For a list of topics with more details and registration links, visit Rutgers University online at sebsnjaesnews.rutgers.edu.

The Rutgers Cooperative Extension is dedicated to connecting the public with science based knowledge that can be applied to improve daily life. It is supported in part by the Freeholder Board through the Rutgers Cooperative Extension of Union County, with offices at the County Complex at 300 North Avenue East in Westfield.

For more Extension online programs, including environmental topics, yard and garden care, and 4-H clubs for youth, visit the Rutgers Cooperative Extension of Union County online at ucnj.org/rce.

For more information and updates on all Union County services during the COVID-19 outbreak, including guidance for the Union County Drive-Through Test Center at Kean University and assistance through the Union County Department of Human Services, visit ucnj.org/coronavirus-update.

For general information about COVID-19 and phone contacts for 24/7 assistance with questions, visit the New Jersey Department of Health at nj.gov/health.

For all Union County programs and services visit ucnj.org, call the Public Info Line, 877-424-1234, email info@ucnj.org or use the online Contact Form.

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