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Rutgers Extension of Union County to Offer MyPlate Makeover Seminar

Union County, NJ- Union County residents are invited to take part in “MyPlate Makeovers”, a seminar on the importance of following MyPlate guidelines to promote healthy eating habits. The two-hour seminar, developed by the Rutgers Cooperative Extension of Union County, will be held Monday, September 19, from 7pm to 9pm in the county services building located at 300 North Ave East in Westfield.

“The MyPlate Makover program is a fantastic way for participants to familiarize themselves with MyPlate guidelines and learn how they can look and feel great by making simple modifications to their meals,” said Freeholder Chairman Alexander Mirabella.

Sponsored in part by the Union County Board of Chosen Freeholders,  MyPlate Makeovers aims to educate participants on how make healthy meals a part of their total lifestyle by showing them how to prepare enjoyable meals that are low in fat, salt and sugar content.

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

MyPlate is the USDA’s food guidance system comprised of the new MyPlate symbol and other materials to help Americans make healthy food choices and to be active every day. It is designed to remind Americans to eat healthfully and illustrates the five food groups using a familiar mealtime visual, a place setting.

For more information on the MyPlate food guidance system, visit


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