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Get to know a heart-healthy eating pattern

Food choices have a big impact on your health and how you feel. Join University of Illinois Extension at one of three local programs to explore simple ways to improve your nutrition and energy based on your meal and snack selections.

“The Mediterranean Diet is an evidence-based dietary pattern focused on the food of Spain, Greece and Southern Italy, where chronic disease incidence is low,” said Laura Barr, nutrition and wellness educator. “In addition to providing proper nutrition, this diet may improve lipid panels and blood pressure for a healthier heart.”

Learn more about this simple way of eating at one of three educational sessions in DuPage, Kane and Kendall counties. Participants will learn about basics of the Mediterranean Diet, better understand food choices, nutrition and benefits, and get recipe ideas and taste test.

The sessions are hosted by University of Illinois Extension.

Sessions will be at the following locations:

• Kendall County, 1 to 4 p.m. Oct. 16 at 7775B Illinois Route 47, Yorkville. Register by Oct. 9.

• DuPage County, 1 to 4 p.m. Oct. 18 at 1100 E. Warrenville Road, Naperville. Register by Oct. 11.

• Kane County, 1 to 4 p.m. Oct. 23 at 535 S. Randall Road, St. Charles. Register by Oct. 16.

Registration is required and available online at go.illinois.edu/extensiondkk. Cost is $10 per person. Space may be limited. Registration closes one week before each class. If you need a reasonable accommodation to participate, notify organizers at least two weeks before the session date. For questions, contact Laura Barr at llbarr@illinois.edu or 630-584-6166.

For information on University of Illinois Extension in DuPage County, go to go.illinois.edu/extensiondkk or facebook.com/extensiondkk.

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