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Wood County Million Hearts Class Offered

BOWLING GREEN, OH February 20, 2019 – The Wood County Extension Office will be conducting a Million Hearts series beginning in April, 2019.

If you are at risk of cardiovascular disease or have been diagnosed with cardiovascular disease come learn how to reduce your risk of disease by keeping your blood pressure and cholesterol within healthier limits and reducing your stress level.  Susan Zies, Extension Educator with Ohio State University Extension in Wood County, and Shannon Smith, Registered Dietitian, will offer a series of classes for people with cardiovascular disease or those at risk of the disease and their family members or caretakers.

At Million Hearts, you will: 

  • Discuss how to lower sodium
  • Use herbs and spices
  • Reduce saturated and trans-fat
  • Techniques to reduce/cope with stress

Class participants will get recipe booklets, watch cooking demonstrations, and taste foods made with less fat, sugar, and salt.  Participants will taste main dishes, side dishes, and desserts. 

Is there a fee?

There is no cost to attend the classes for Wood County residents, however seating is limited and on a first-come basis. For residents outside of Wood County, there is a $30/person registration fee.

How do I register?

Participants must pre-register by calling the Wood County Extension office at 419-354-9050. Million Hearts®: Improving Cardiovascular Health Across Ohio is a series of three classes meeting on April 24, May 1,and May 8 from 5:00-7:00pm at the Wood County Extension Office, 639 S. Dunbridge Rd., Suite 1, Bowling Green, OH 43402.

For questions or assistance, contact Shannon Smith at smith.11604@osu.edu.

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