The September 2008 Learning Communities agenda was all about food…
- Fast food restaurants and nutritional information by item so you can make healthy choices in fast food restaurants;
- Recipes so you can make healthy versions of beef burritos, burgers and fries, chili, fried chicken and macaroni and cheese at home (thank you, BD Diabetes.com!); and
- How to understand nutrition labels on products you buy in grocery stores.
People also learned about the new Northern Lakes CMH cookbook project which is kicking off this month! We learned that we have received a new recovery block grant from the Michigan Department of Community Health which starts October 1, 2008. One of the new projects included in the grant is a cookbook. Bring one or two of your favorite recipes to the next Learning Community meeting, or get them to Mary Beth Evans, Recovery Coordinator, so you can be a part of our cookbook!
Everyone also received a registration form for the Living Well conference for Northern Lakes CMH consumers and staff that we are organizing for Tuesday, October 14, 2008 at the Wexford Civic Arena in Cadillac. Sign up soon to reserve your spot! It will be a great conference and it’s FREE!
All in all, it was a meeting chock full of information!