Healthy eating series offered

A new series of free classes offered through the Boyle County Extension Office will aim to educate people of all ages on healthier eating choices. Led by Barbara Jo Cain, Nutrition Education Program/SNAP-Ed assistant for Boyle County, Healthy Choices for Everybody will be held at the Extension

Office. Classes will teach participants how to fuel up with fruits and vegetables at snacks and meals. It is offered 1-2 p.m. on five different days, and anyone who attends all five classes will be entered in a drawing to win a new cookware set. However, attendance to all is not mandatory; participants may pick and choose which classes to attend if they desire. 

The second series of classes offered will be Nutrition for Everybody, also offered in five classes with the same drawing for anyone who attends all of them. This set of classes will be 5-6 p.m. on specific nights at the Boyle County Public Library, and will focus on teaching participants how important nutrition is for their bodies, basic cooking skills, food safety and how to make the most of your food money. Food samples will be offered at every class. 

Both classes are for all ages. 

Then, a one-day class will be held at McDowell House Museum for elementary-aged children, highlighting the importance of eating healthy as well as how food is grown. 

• Healthy Choices for Everybody will be 1-2 p.m. Aug. 3, 17, 31 and Sept. 14 and 28 at the Boyle County Extension Office, 99 Corporate Drive in Danville. 

• Nutrition for Everybody, 5-6 p.m. Aug. 14, 28, Sept. 11, 25 and Oct. 9 at the Boyle County Public Library, 307 W. Broadway in Danville. 

• Healthy Eating (for elementary-aged children) 3 p.m. Aug. 10 at the McDowell House Museum, 125 S. Second St. in Danville.

For more information on any of the classes or to register, call the Boyle County Extension Office at (859) 236-4484.