MERCER COUNTY, NJ --  Mercer County announced on Tuesday that experts from Rutgers Cooperative Extension’s Department of Family and Community Health Sciences will be presenting free “Wellness Wednesdays” webinars focusing on a variety of topics related to food, nutrition and healthy lifestyles.

This series will walk participants through the easy steps that you can take to add positive health behaviors into your day. From grilling with care, to understanding how to read the new nutrition facts label, the webinar will help participants make some of those small changes that will improve your health in a big way.

Webinars, which began on May 13, will take place every Wednesday at 2 p.m. until Aug 26.  Each session last approximately 45 minutes. 

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Topics include bone health, mindful family meals, eating healthy on a budget, how to satisfy picky eaters, reading nutrition labels, spotting hidden sugars and much more.  For example, the topic on May 27 will be "Strong Bones for a Lifetime" to discuss osteoporosis, a broken bone, and keeping your bones healthy.  Presenter by Kathleen Morgan, Dr. M.H., NDTR,  will discuss risks, calcium intake, vitamin D, supplements, medication, physical activity and falls prevention. 

A presentation by the Mercer County Extension FCHS educator, Michelle Brill, MPH, titled “What’s on the Nutrition Facts Label?” is scheduled for August 5.   The webinar will review nutrition label changes and how to use the new label as a guide for shopping healthy and smart.

For a complete list of Wellness Wednesdays topics,  To register for a webinar CLICK HERE. 

Participants will need a computer, tablet or smart phone with speakers. Registration is required. Webinars will be recorded and posted as they become available.

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