FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: May 29, 2008

CONTACT: Sebastian D’Elia, (908) 527-4419
Tina Casey, (908) 527-4346

 

LEARN ABOUT FOOD AND MOOD
Class offered by Union County expert

Elizabeth – The Union County Board of Chosen Freeholders is pleased to announce that Food and Mood, a class on nutrition and the nervous system, will be presented by Dr. Karen Ensle on Wednesday, June 11, 7:00 – 9:00 p.m. The event is located in the County’s Venieri Building in Westfield, at 300 North Avenue East.

“If you have ever wondered whether food really does affect your mood, the answer is a resounding yes,” said Freeholder Chairman Angel G. Estrada. “I encourage County residents to avail themselves of this opportunity to get valuable advice on nutrition from an expert in the field.”

Dr. Ensle is a registered dietician and health educator who heads the Rutgers Cooperative Extension of Union County. Dr. Ensle will explain the latest research on the relationship between food intake, and how it affects attitude and mood. The class offers guidelines to help improve eating habits, and to relieve stress through good nutrition. It also includes a discussion of how the nervous system is affected by the food choices we make.

Registration for Food and Mood is required, by calling the Extension offices at 908-654-9854. A fee of $5.00 per person will be collected at the door.

The Rutgers Cooperative Extension of Union County is partly funded by the Board of Chosen Freeholders. Part of its mission is to enhance the quality of life for area residents through educational programs based on research and science.

In addition to nutrition programs, the Extension offers free, expert advice on garden and lawn care through the Master Gardeners of Union County. More information on the Master Gardeners and all Extension programs is available at 908-654-9854.