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Union County Offers Free Berry Class

Union County, NJ – The Rutgers Cooperative Extension of Union County is offering a free nutrition class called “Berries and You: Perfect Together.”  The program includes berry tastings along with helpful information on the benefits of berries, and easy tips for adding more berries to your daily diet.

“Berries and You” will be held on Wednesday, September 29, 7:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m., at the new Union County building, 300 North Avenue East in Westfield.  The class is free but pre-registration is required by contacting Digna Torres at 908-654-9854, or

The class will be conducted by Dr. Karen Ensle, a Rutgers University family and community health expert.  Dr. Ensle is head of the Rutgers Cooperative Extension of Union County, which is supported in part by the Union County Board of Chosen Freeholders.

Berries are well known as an excellent source of vitamin C, potassium, and fiber, and they provide a satisfying alternative to unhealthy snacks. Researchers are also looking into other potential health benefits of berries, such as helping to lower the risk of heart disease and cancer.

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Rutgers New Jersey Agricultural Experiment Station Cooperative Extension educational programs are offered to all without regard to race, relition, color, age, national origin, gender, sexual orientation, or disability.