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Nutrition Education Workshop to be Held in Long Beach for People with Disabilities and Their Families

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The University of Southern Mississippi Institute for Disability Studies is hosting a free nutrition education workshop for people with disabilities and their families in the Gulf Coast area on Friday, Feb. 16.

The Nutrition is for Everyone workshop will be held at the Institute for Disability Studies at The University of Southern Mississippi Gulf Park campus at 730 East Beach Boulevard in Long Beach at 1 p.m.

The education session will focus on eating more fruits and vegetables and cooking more meals at home. LaShaundrea Crook, MS, RD, LD, will lead the workshop. Information will also be shared on including activity as a part of participants’ daily lives and eating on a budget.

A registration/recruitment event will be held on Friday, February 9, from 11 a.m. until 2 p.m. at the Institute for Disability Gulf Park location. Individuals interested in attending the nutrition workshop can stop by to register and receive a free sample of and recipe for healthy trail mix.

This nutrition training is provided by Nutrition is for Everyone Mississippi, a year-long regional project funded by the Walmart Foundation through the Association of University Centers on Disabilities (AUCD).

To pre-register for the free nutrition workshop, email Alma Ellis at or call her at 1.866.883.4474.