Nutrition & Food Safety

Educational Opportunities

200px-Adobe_PDF_Icon Fall Veggie Feastskin-healthy-food

Wednesday, September 9; 2:00-3:00 p.m.
Matheson Memorial Library, 101 N. Wisconsin St., Elkhorn, WI 53121
FREE with preregistration!

Fall is the perfect time to enjoy the harvest of deep colored vegetables like pumpkins, kale, and squash. What can you do with this delicious bounty? Learn more about preparing vegetables while maintaining their nutritional value and expand your veggie vocabulary by joining our workshop, led by Walworth County UW-Extension Family Living Educator Jenny Wehmeier. Come hungry, leave healthy!

Registration is required. Please call the Matheson Memorial Library at (262) 723-2678 or visit to register. Space is limited to 30 participants, so register today!

200px-Adobe_PDF_Icon Preserving Tomatoes and Salsa96px-Tomatoes_plain_and_sliced

Thursday, September 10; 12:30-2:30 p.m.
Barrett Memorial Library, 65 W Geneva St, Williams Bay, WI
FREE with preregistration!

Canning tomatoes can be fun and very rewarding. Guidelines for safely canning tomatoes and salsas from home gardens, revised with current research findings and updated for Wisconsin tomato and pepper varieties, conditions, and elevations, will be discussed and distributed. These research-tested recipes have been reviewed to ensure safe, high-quality products for the entire family to enjoy Participants will also prepare their own fresh salsa to enjoy. Please bring a cutting board, knife, and apron.

Workshop instructor is Jenny Wehmeier, Walworth County UW-Extension Family Living Educator and Master Preserver. There is no fee for this class. However, the class is limited to 16 people, so please register early!

200px-Adobe_PDF_Icon Nuts in a NutshellNuts

Monday, October 12; 1:00-2:00 p.m.
Aram Public Library, 404 E Walworth Ave, Delavan, WI
FREE with preregistration!

Nuts are an easy way to add flavor and nutrition to any meal or snack. They are packed with important vitamins, minerals, and plant compounds that may help reduce the risk for chronic disease. Research shows that adding nuts can be a very beneficial nutritional practice. Which nuts should you eat daily?

Don’t know the difference between a macadamia or pistachio? Pecan or walnut? We’ll discuss the basics of the nut family, along with samples and suggestions for adding nuts to your diet.

*Those with tree nut or peanut allergies should NOT attend.*

200px-Adobe_PDF_Icon Slow Cooker CreationsSlow Cooker1

Thursday, December 3; 5:00-6:00 p.m.
East Troy Village Hall, 2015 Energy Drive, East Troy, WI
Cost: $5

Thinking about asking for a new slow cooker for Christmas, or is your slow cooker collecting dust? Join us for an informational workshop and tasty treats! We will discuss the do’s and don’ts of crock pot cookery, helpful hints in selecting a crock pot recipe, and enjoy tastes and smells of some Slow Cooker Creations. Come hungry and bring your own beverage! Presented by Jenny Wehmeier, Walworth County UW-Extension Family Living Educator.

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