University of Minnesota expansion provides educational opportunities – Brainerd Dispatch
We’ve all heard that we should keep our stress to a minimum.
Let’s not be stressed! Well, that’s easier said than done. Life is coming!
You have a role to play in your health and well-being. Personally, I tend to eat when I’m stressed. On the other hand, I can stress easily trying to figure out what to make for dinner at the last minute.
Grocery shopping can be a real challenge, especially if you’re on a budget. Because food is a controllable expense, it can be a target for cutting expenses when cash is tight. You can still serve appetizing, easy-to-prepare, and nutritious meals by planning ahead and managing your money.
We need to learn coping skills that help us get through these stressful times. If you have concerns about your health, nutrition, food security, financial issues, or substance abuse, the University of Minnesota’s Family Development Outreach Center offers free webinars that may help you cope.
As you can see, there are a variety of topics, including how to save money when planning meals and when grocery shopping. There is a session where you learn to cook for one or two people. For caregivers, there is a tips and tools session for you and your loved ones. With fall in the air, the holidays will soon be here – there’s a session on managing your health while on vacation.
The extension plays a key role in the University of Minnesota’s mission: We bring Minnesotans together to build a better future through the University’s scientific knowledge, expertise, and training.
find the balance
Decision making later in life
Make pennies from everything
Recovery and health
what’s for dinner
Please register for the webinar(s) you plan to attend using the links above.
McQueen is a SNAP Ed Educator, NE Region and Crow Wing Energized Steering Committee Member.