Free Family Nutrition Workshop Scheduled for December 6

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With topics such as tackling picky eating, finding healthy food substitutes, and understanding nutrition labels, an Arc of Essex County “Lunch and Learn” virtual workshop is scheduled for Wednesday, December 6 at 12 p.m. and open to the full Arc community.

Called “Balanced Nutrition for a Healthy Life,” the virtual workshop will be led by dietician and nutritionist Elysa Dinzes. Topics include:

  • Balanced Meals and Balanced Diets
  • Understanding the Effects of Sugar and Sodium
  • Healthy Food Substitutes
  • Creating Satiety
  • Tips for Eating Out
  • Dietary Considerations
  • Overcoming Barriers to Picky Eating
  • Convenient Healthy Meals

There will also be time allocated for a question-and-answer session at the end of the workshop.

To attend, log on by clicking here at 12 p.m. on Wednesday, December 6. Any questions can be directed to Director of Nursing Supports Michelle Ortiz at 862-240-3732 or

This session was supported by generous donations to The Arc of Essex County’s 2023 Spring Appeal.