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Get the Scoop on Sodium

Feb. 18 | 11 to 11:30 AM (CT)
Discover how sodium affects our health, learn how to identify high-sodium foods, and watch presenters prepare an easy recipe that can help you cut back on sodium. Stay afterward for Q&A with Illinois Extension nutrition and wellness educators following each free session.

Registration is required for this free series. 

For more information, or if you need a reasonable accommodation to participate in this program, please contact program organizer Lisa Peterson at lap5981@illinois.edu. Early requests are strongly encouraged to allow sufficient time for meeting your access needs.

About the series

Food choices can improve heart health and help manage conditions like high cholesterol and high blood pressure. While heart disease remains the leading cause of death in Illinois, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, 80% of cases are preventable. Gain the tools and resources you need to make heart-healthy decisions about food choices, watch virtual food prep demonstrations, and participate in an interactive Q&A with Extension nutrition and wellness educators following each free session.

Feb. 18 | 11 to 11:30 AM (CT)
Get the Scoop on Sodium
Discover how sodium affects our health, learn how to identify high-sodium foods, and watch presenters prepare an easy recipe which can help you cut back on sodium.

Feb. 25 | 11 to 11:30 AM (CT)
Facts on Fats
Fats provide body fuel, help absorb some nutrients, and add flavors to foods. Explore types of fats and their roles in heart health and learn how to adapt recipes to be lower in fat or use more heart-healthy fats.

March 4 | 11 to 11:30 AM (CT)
Focus on Fiber
A high-fiber diet promotes heart health, supports a healthy gut microbiome, and reduces the risk for diabetes. Learn about different types of fiber, the best sources of fiber, and simple ways to include more fiber in your meals.

March 11 | 11 to 11:30 AM (CT)
Life is Sweet: Eat Smart for Your Heartbeat
Learn how to identify added and natural sugars in your diet, increase knowledge of the nutrition facts label, and gain tips in limiting added sugar to keep your heart beating strong.