Free workshops scheduled for National Nutrition Month
03.06.2018 | By Jeannie Peng Mansyur
San Jacinto College Community Education will offer a two-part series on nutrition and healthy living
PASADENA, Texas – It’s no secret that health is directly linked to diet, and San Jacinto College Community Education aims to deliver important nutrition information to the public with a two-part series in observance of National Nutrition Month.
National Nutrition Month is recognized by the U.S. Department of Agriculture that provides tools and resources to help people of any age find healthy eating styles through the Choose My Plate website. There are specific guidelines on what is considered healthy in regards to portion and the types of food for kids, teens, college students and adults.
San Jacinto College and Legacy Community Health will help the public understand how to make healthy choices to prevent disease and to maintain healthy weight with a nutrition workshop, part 1, from 12 to 1 p.m. on Thursday, March 22. The second workshop, part 2, will be held from 12 to 1 p.m. on Thursday, March 29. Participants may attend one or both workshops. Giveaways and healthy snacks will be provided.
The nutrition workshops are free and open to the public. Community Education is located in the Interactive Learning Center, C-1.108, on the College’s Central Campus, located at 8060 Spencer Highway in Pasadena. To register, call 281-478-2786.
About San Jacinto College
Surrounded by monuments of history, industries and maritime enterprises of today, and the space age of tomorrow, San Jacinto College has been serving the citizens of East Harris County, Texas, since 1961. As a fiscally sound institution, the College currently holds bond ratings of AA and Aa2 by Standard & Poor’s and Moody’s, respectively. San Jacinto College is a 2017 Aspen Prize for Community College Excellence Rising Star Award recipient and an Achieving the Dream Leader College. Approximately 45,000 credit and non-credit students each year benefit from a support system that maps out a pathway for success. The College offers eight areas of study that prepare a diverse body of students to transfer to four-year colleges or universities or enter the workforce with the skills needed to support the growing industries along the Texas Gulf Coast. San Jacinto College graduates contribute nearly $690 million each year to the Texas workforce.