FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: September 20, 2012
Contact: Sebastian D’Elia, 908-527-4419
Natalie Pineiro, 908-527-4035

Cooperative Extension of Union County Teaches Grocery Shopping Basics


Union County, NJ- Union County residents are invited to take part in “Grocery Shopping Basics”, a seminar geared at teaching participants about lowering grocery bills while keeping a stock of healthy, enjoyable foods for the family. The two-hour seminar, developed by the Rutgers Cooperative Extension of Union County, will take place on Thursday October 4 from 7:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. in the county services building located at 300 North Ave East in Westfield.

“With so many options to choose from, grocery shopping can be a daunting task,” said Freeholder Chairman Alexander Mirabella. “‘Grocery Shopping Basics’ is a great tool to help shop for the most nutritious options while saving money and promoting healthy eating habits.”

Sponsored in part by the Union County Board of Chosen Freeholders, the program will cover topics like the value of buying in bulk, and whether or not buying organics is really the healthier option.

To register, please contact Judi Laganga at the extension offices at 908-654-9854 or via email at jlaganga@ucnj.org. A $5 fee will be collected at the door and pre-registration is required.

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