Live Well With Less series scheduled

Category: Basic Money Management Published: Sunday, 01 March 2015 Written by Admin
Live Well With Less series scheduled

Live Well With Less is an annual series of classes for the public that covers nutrition and finance. If getting healthier or getting better control of your money of interest to you, then Live Well With Less could be a perfect match. The four-week series, taught by Sarah Burkett of Virginia Cooperative Extension as well as local financial experts, will be 6 to 7:30 pm each Tuesday beginning March 10 at First United Methodist Church, 135 Fourth Street in Pulaski.

The first half of each class will deal with financial wellness. Presenters from banks and other organizations will talk about basic money management, credit use, limiting expenses and controlling bills, and how to get out of debt. Everyone present will receive handouts, and time will be reserved for discussion and questions and answers.

Next, the nutrition portion will be presented. Burkett will give participants a sample of two foods -- a normal-sodium and a low-sodium type of cracker, for example. Burkett will then take the rest of the class period to have a discussion with the class. With more than 20 years in the field of nutrition, Burkett has a vast amount of knowledge to discuss with the public. Topics of conversation include how to eat healthily according to the MyPlate model, how and why to read labels, various cooking techniques and how to live with health problems like diabetes.

Everyone is welcome. A $5 fee is requested to cover the cost of snacks, but Virginia Cooperative Extension will waive that fee if a participant has need. To sign up for or request information about Live Well With Less Pulaski, contact Mary Rupe at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or 980-7761.

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