FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: March 15, 2013
Contact: Sebastian D’Elia, 908-527-4419
Natalie Pineiro, 908-527-4035

Rutgers Cooperative Extension to hold series on Seafood at its Best

Photo courtesy of FDA.gov

Union County, NJ- Union County residents are invited to take part in “Seafood at its Best,” a two-part series on seafood selection and preparation, and the benefits of consuming fish. The series, sponsored by the Rutgers Cooperative Extension of Union County with help from the Freeholder Board, will be conducted by Rutgers University nutrition expert Dr. Karen Ensle.

“Research has shown that the consumption of fish can reduce the risk of diseases ranging from Prostate Cancer to Heart Disease,” said Freeholder Chairman Linda Carter. “The Freeholder Board would like to encourage County residents to participate in the series and learn how incorporating fish into their diet can further benefit their health.”

The seminar, developed by the Rutgers Cooperative Extension, will take place on Tuesday, April 9th and Tuesday, April 16th from 7pm to 9pm in the county services building located at 300 North Ave East in Westfield. Food demonstrations and tastings will take place on both evenings. Pre-registration, along with a $25 fee to cover the cost of food supplies is required by April 5th.

To register, please contact Judith Laganga at the extension offices at 908-654-9854 or via email at jlaganga@ucnj.org. Checks should be made out to “NJ Cooperative Extension-Cook” and mailed to “Rutgers Cooperative Extension, 300 North Ave E Westfield, NJ 07090-1426, Attention: Judith Laganga.”

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“Rutgers Cooperative Extension is an equal opportunity program provider and employer. Contact your local Extension Office for information regarding special needs or accommodations. Contact the State Extension Director’s Office if you have concerns related to discrimination, 732-932-5000, ext. 584.